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We Need You!Summer ’23 Graduate Intensive Internship

The Florida Keys History & Discovery Foundation, Inc. (FKHDF) is proud to offer a Collection Digitization Intensive for Summer 2023. The FKHDF is seeking summer interns to help increase the accessibility of Museum and Library collections through digitization. This is a great opportunity for graduate students or recent MA graduates to gain hands-on technical experience and help improve collection accessibility.

The Florida Keys History & Discovery Foundation is offering a summer intensive program for graduate students and would like your help in promoting our program. Our museum explores the incredible history associated with the Florida Keys— especially the history of the Upper Keys and its unique ecological features.  The geographic emphasis is on the Upper Keys but encompasses other areas to tell the stories in a way that preserves our history in a meaningful, educational and entertaining manner. Major themes of interest are the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane, the Flagler’s Over-Sea Railway, as well as our fishing and maritime heritage. https://www.keysdiscovery.com/collections 

 This is an opportunity for graduate students or recent MA/PhD graduates to gain hands-on technical experience and help us improve our collection accessibility.  

We are seeking students pursuing a graduate degree in information studies, history, public history, library science, museum studies or a related program, or a recent graduate from such a program. We are also seeking a biological anthropologist or archaeologist to help with the bone fragments and potsherds that are in the collection.  

 Working alongside a senior museum professional, the interns will be processing donated collections.   

The work includes:  

Rehousing and planning collection storage, using the best methods of preventive conservation.  
Environmental monitoring and insect control recommendations.
Data entry-Documentation of the collection with CatalogIt. 
Digitization and photo editing, including processing videos.  
Research the materials. 
We are looking for 8 interns for a 4-week session July 11-August 4. 
A Stipend, Housing and Transportation to and from the museum each day will be provided.   

For more information and to apply Please email Lisa Kelman at lisakelmanconservation@gmail.com  

Equal Opportunity Employer

FKHDF is committed to equity and inclusion and is engaged in a strategic process to ensure that our staff, Board, and volunteers reflect our community’s diversity. FKHDF welcomes applicants from groups that are underrepresented in cultural organizations and seeks to recruit, develop, and retain a diverse workforce.

FKHDF is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, or an employee’s or employee’s family member’s genetic information.