• Internships

    POSITION: Archives Intern
    REPORTS TO: Head of Technical Services
    LOCATION: Duke University Medical Center Archives, 1408A Christian Avenue, Durham, NC 27710 (2 miles from campus)
    AVAILABLE: 2018-2019 Academic year, beginning July 1

    The Duke University Medical Center Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the history of the Medical Center community, from the 1930s to the present. The Archives is comprised of over 250 collections containing a variety of materials, such as administrative and departmental records, personal manuscripts, photographs, publications, audiovisual materials, artifacts, and more.

    Under the supervision of the Medical Center Archives staff, the intern will gain hands-on experience working with analog, digital, and hybrid archival collections. This may include arrangement and description, rehousing materials, performing basic preservation tasks, assisting with new acquisitions, researching individuals or events covered by a collection, entering data into the collections management system, and creating inventories and finding aids. Smaller amounts of time may also be dedicated to reference, exhibit preparation, and social media outreach as determined by both need and intern interest.


    • Knowledge of archival principles, theories, and best practices
    • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
    • Currently enrolled in a graduate level, degree granting program in Library Science and/or History
    • Strong communications skills
    • Ability to work independently


    • Experience working in an archives or library
    • 1st year student
    • Interest in medicine and/or history

    Maximum of 19 hours a week (for 42 weeks or a total of 807 hours)
    Must be scheduled between Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30

    $15.00 per hour

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Lucy Waldrop, Associate University Archivist.

  • The Medical Center Community

    The Medical Center Library, a leader in advancing the role of information, education, and archival services within Duke Medicine, is committed to "connecting Duke to biomedical knowlege networks." In support of the mission of Duke Medicine, we are active partners in clinical, research, and educational initiatives. Our extensive print,electronic, and archival collections support the faculty, staff, and students from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Division of Allied Health, and the Duke Hospital and Health System.

    Duke University School of Medicine and Hospital are ranked among the top ten institutions in the country and also have highly ranked programs for Physician Assistants (#1), School of Nursing DNP Program (#3), and Physical Therapy (#10). In 2014, Duke ranked #11 in NIH funding for the School of Medicine and #9 in NIH funding for the School of Nursing.

    Duke University is located in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, an area rich in educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities. The Triangle, named for the three cities of Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh, is the home of several institutions of higher education (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Central University) and the Research Triangle Park, internationally recognized as a center for cutting-edge research and development. The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Coast beaches are also within an easy drive of the Piedmont.