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Internships - Vacancy Announcement

Museum Intern - Temporary Internship

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Job ID: 3011183
Closing Date: September 19, 2018
Location: Bismarck, ND
Salary: $12-14 hourly
Status:Full-time, temporary

Anticipated duration of internship: 6 months, 1,000 hours. Start date: January 2019; however, schedule is flexible. Must be completed by June 30, 2019.

Rate of Pay: $14.00/hr. for graduate student; $12.00/hr. undergraduate student

Summary of Work
The intern will assist museum division staff recover after storm damage to an offsite storage facility. This will include updating the catalog records, condition reports and photographs of over 850 artifacts at the location. The intern will have a chance to work on a variety of other collections management and registration activities, and museum exhibit related tasks.

Duties and Tasks
The intern will work on cleaning, cataloging, photographing and doing condition reports on artifacts at an offsite storage facility. The intern will make recommendations for improving storage mounts and/or storage furniture and if time permits, implement some of those recommendation. Additionally, the intern will help the collections staff with environmental monitoring and pest management. He/she will have the opportunity to design and install the "Recent Acquisitions" display case.

Student Requirements
Applicant must be a student with a major in Museum Studies, History, Public History, or related field.

To be eligible for a North Dakota State Government Student Internship, a student:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, in the United States, and
  • Must be a current full-time student, as defined by that school, in the semester or quarter in which he/she applies for internship, and
  • Must be able to receive academic credit for the internship, and
  • Must be at least of junior standing by the beginning of the internship (and
  • Must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Application Procedures
All applications for open State Historical Society of North Dakota positions must be made via the State of North Dakota Careers site. Paper submissions are not accepted.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Application materials should include information that directly addresses how the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and summary of work.

Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation.

Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application please contact Erica Houn: E-mail: phone: (701) 328-2327, fax: (701) 328-3710. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the Application Process or uploading attachments please contact or (701) 328-3290.

For information regarding the position please contact Jenny Yearous at (701) 328-2099 or

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Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

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