The Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs is seeking an intern to assist in The Archives of the American Field Service- Rediscovering an American Legacy of Service project, which includes records documenting the history and service of American volunteer ambulance drivers during World Wars I and II.
The American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc.:
The American Field Service was founded by American-born A. Piatt Andrew, who secured an authorization from the French Army for American volunteer ambulance units to rescue wounded soldiers in battle during World War I. Under Andrew’s leadership, AFS took part in every great battle in which French troops were engaged between 1915 and 1917, until the U.S. entered the war. Stephen Galatti reactivated AFS during World War II, and from 1940 until 1945 AFS volunteer drivers served in France, North Africa, the Middle East, Italy, France, Germany, and India and Burma. Today, AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc. is an international nonprofit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.
The Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs intern will arrange and describe at least one collection within the scope of the NHPRC grant-funded project The Archives of the American Field Service- Rediscovering an American Legacy of Service, and will write a news update about the collection and internship experience for the new Archives website.
Minimum one day per week (flexible hours between 9:00-5:00, Monday through Friday) for the duration of the spring 2011 semester.
Candidates must be currently enrolled in or have successfully completed an introduction to archives or archival management course. Candidates must have basic computer skills (including experience with Microsoft Word and Excel), be organized and able to work independently on tasks, be flexible in changing situations, and be reliable and responsible. A reading knowledge of French is preferred, though not required.
This internship includes transportation and lunch expenses and is available for academic credit.
How to apply:
E-mail resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for two references under the subject heading “Archives Internship” to email@example.com by January 6, 2011.