Our internships are designed for students who are seeking service hours, course credit, or job experience. Interns will ideally work 8 hours per week over the course of 15 weeks, fulfilling the expected outcomes from the chosen internship program.

Collection Cataloguing and Management Internship

The Collection Cataloguing and Management Intern will assist with executing our collections management policy, including organizing, labeling, cataloguing, accessioning, and processing library materials. The intern will also assist the Collections Committee in evaluating materials for deaccession, and help locate organizations as possible donation sources. All materials will be catalogued in our collection’s management system.

Who should apply: current undergrads or post-grads needing job experience/resume building; students in high school and beyond who need academic credit for volunteerism or an internship.

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Collection Preservation Internship

The Collection Preservation Intern will work with the research librarian and volunteers to learn proper preservation techniques for safeguarding old and rare collections. The intern will help to process incoming collections: rehousing, evaluating, and digitizing existing and incoming materials, including including photographs, illustrations, born digital, periodicals, ephemera, maps, blueprints, film and cassette tapes, etc.

Who should apply: current undergrads or post-grads needing job experience/resume building; students in high school and beyond who need academic credit for volunteerism or an internship.

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Historical Research Internship

The Historical Research Intern will assist with researching, resolving, and responding to requests placed by patrons (including the general public and researchers/scholars). The intern will also undertake an independent research project of their choosing relating to the history of Napa County or its residents. The intern will also help to write regular blog posts for publication in Napa County Historical Society’s Tidings publication, with full credit to the intern.

Who should apply: current undergrads or post-grads needing job experience/resume building; students in high school and beyond who need academic credit for volunteerism or an internship.

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Exhibit Craft Internship

The Exhibit Craft Intern will work with staff to plan, design, and install exhibits. The intern will ideally follow the course of developing an exhibit from start to finish, including research, selection, and promotion. The intern will be a member of the selection committee for exhibit materials and will be involved with design and presentation decisions.

Who should apply: current undergrads or post-grads needing job experience/resume building; students in high school and beyond who need academic credit for volunteerism or an internship.

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Hospitality and Retail

The Hospitality and Retail Intern will help to maintain the Historical Society retail gift shop and welcome visitors to the library. The intern will develop sales experience as well as management and financial skills, as well as helping to develop merchandising opportunities and docentry programs.

Who should apply: current undergrads or post-grads needing job experience/resume building; students in high school and beyond who need academic credit for volunteerism or an internship.

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For Teachers & Parents

Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards covered in internship:

Language Arts & Social Studies: ELA 11-12.7 Key Ideas, Craft & Structure, Integration of Knowledge

Math — Interpreting Categorical & Quantitative Data. Math HSS.ID.A-B.6

Science — HS Engineering & Technology HS ETS1-4, HS Physical Sciences HS-PS1-7