Job Overview


Position is located at the National Archives at Atlanta, located at 5780 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow, GA  30260

As a Student Intern, you will perform work on archival records, which may include reference service, arrangement, processing, description, preservation and holdings maintenance, sorting, retrieval, relocation, and re-filing of records.


Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government - more than 10 billion of them.


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Who May Apply: Student Program Eligibles


Student Intern Program: This position is being filled under the new Pathways – Internship Program which provide opportunities for high school, vocational and technical, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to be exposed to the work of the Federal government.


Student Definition: Students must be accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc,) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which you are enrolled) throughout the duration of the appointment, including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93-842.


Position Duration/Expectation: Positions will be temporary not-to-exceed 1 year. May be extended in 1 year increments based on continued need/funds for the position and the student's continued compliance in the Intern Program.


Typical duties may include:


·       Providing reference service by searching, re-filing, inter-filing, copying or scanning records in various filing systems and simple extractions. Work also includes pulling and re-filing records for researchers, registering, monitoring and assisting researchers in the research room, and serving records to researchers in the research room. The incumbent may be required to lift, carry, and move heavy boxes weighing up to 50 pounds each.

·       Assisting with archival project work including, processing, arrangement, preservation and holdings maintenance, and description which may include item and series level descriptions as well as creating enhanced finding aids such as various types of container lists.

·        Work may involve the handling of documents requiring basic preservation