Dettre Archival Internship

Please note this information is for 2013. The Dettre Graduate Archival Internship is a part-time (20 hours) paid position for one year that begins each fall to help support our Archives of Women Artists.

The recipient receives a $10,000 stipend over 12 months to put into practice what they are learning in their graduate program.

Under the direction and supervision of the Director of the Library and Research Center, the Dettre Archival Intern is responsible for performing various tasks related to the National Museum of Women in the Arts Archives. The recipient of the internship will process records, assist in the inventory and appraisal of records, arrange and re-house records, and describe records using standardized procedures.

Candidates must be enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, an ALA-accredited library school or an accredited archives program. Ability to lift heavy boxes, demonstrated attention to detail, and familiarity with Microsoft Office software are required. Familiarity with principals of archival and records management, knowledge of art history and/or museum studies, and excellent communication skills, are preferred.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume in one document (PDF preferred) and unofficial transcript by October 6, 2013.  Applicants will be notified by email by November 1 as to their status.

Your cover letter must include the following:

  • Prior experience working with archival collections.
  • Relevant classes related to archives.
  • Background and interest in art and art history.
  • Name of one archival reference (professional or academic) and their contact information.

Please email your application to:
Heather Slania
Director of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center


Current and Past Recipients:
2011–2012:  Nancy Cooey
2012–2013: Julia Viets