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Library & Archives Internship

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Library & Archives offers opportunities for intern experiences to graduate students preparing for careers in libraries and archives. Interns will work closely with one of the Rock Hall’s librarians or archivists to develop professional level skills that will prepare them for the workforce.

There are three internship projects currently offered:

  1. Processing of archival analog and digital A/V and manuscript collections and institutional records, to include arrangement and description, writing finding aids, the creation of metadata, and use of collection management system, Adlib.
  2. Library collection development, including the evaluation of the library backlog to assess accuracy of inventories, determine the core collection, and make recommendations for deaccession.
  3. Cataloging academic dissertations in OCLC, transferring records into collection management system, Adlib, and adding local holdings information.


An intern must currently be enrolled in a relevant graduate school program and completed coursework related to archives, library and information science, public history, music history, history, museum studies, or the equivalent. A maximum of 20 hours a week can be worked during the academic year for at least 8 weeks. Summer interns can work up to a 40-hour week. Interns are eligible for a stipend.


– Basic understanding of archival arrangement and description, collection development, or MARC cataloging as appropriate

– Detail-oriented

– Skilled with computers and databases

– Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

– Ability to work independently and collaboratively

– Ability to lift up to 40 lbs

– Historical knowledge of rock and roll and related music genres strongly preferred

Application Procedures:

– Prepare a cover letter and resume.

– Prepare a one-page summary describing what you hope to bring to the internship and what you hope to gain during the internship

– Include a letter of reference/recommendation from a professor in your field. Letters may be sent separately to Sean Hislop at [email protected] if necessary.

– You must submit a resume, cover letter, one-page summary, and letter of recommendation, otherwise your application will not be considered, to: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=80a47eb5-22ff-4341-8868-724e4ba37887&jobId=16832&lang=en_US&source=CC10&ccId=19000101_000001

*Library & Archives internships are located in the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts on the Cuyahoga Community College Metro campus at 2809 Woodland Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115.

Last Updated on March 20, 2019 by janet_carleton