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Research Internship Programs

Individuals seeking internships can gain valuable experience at the Oklahoma Historical Society. Interns may work in a number of areas including the Manuscript Archives, the Photograph Archives, the Technical Services Department, Registration, the Digitization Department, and the Public Services Department.

Contact Us
To inquire about internship positions, please contact:
Carol Jasak
Registrar/Volunteer Coordinator

Digitization Department Intership Opportunities

Interns will work with historic newspaper, audio/oral history, video/film, and photograph collections. They will process and describe these archival collections at the direction of OHS staff and gain valuable work experience with all aspects of the archival process.

Digital interns will scan images, scrapbooks, documents, and catalogs as part of the OHS mission to make archival collections accessible to the public. Interns will use digital technologies to create and enhance electronic access to our collections.

Best qualified candidates will
  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Have basic research skills using databases, online portals, and online information sources
  • Be able to lift and carry 35 pounds
  • Interns must set a schedule and abide by that schedule between the hours of 8am–5pm, Monday through Friday.
  • The digitization department requires interns to work a minimum of eight hours week. Interns are not permitted to work a shift that is less than three hours.
To apply

Applicants who wish to intern with the digitization department may email japryse@okhistory.org with a statement of intent no more than 100 words in length. After your email is received, staff will contact you to set up an interview. Students should first consult with their advisor or internship liaison for direction and/or approval. Interns must agree to a background check before they may begin work. Please include: name, email, phone number, current school, major(s)/minor(s), experience.

Current projects
Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation Digitization Project
The OHS partnered with the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation to create a digital archive of hundreds of thousands of historical documents, blueprints, park designs, maps, aerial photographs, and microfilm. This project involves arrangement, description, digitization, indexing, metadata creation, and quality control processes.

Oklahoma Oral History Project
This project includes audio and sound preservation, editing, and digitization. It includes the digitization and cataloging of more than 11,000 physical items.