Internship: Remote/Virtual Internship (The Hoover Institute)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University seeks qualified SLAVIC, TURKIC, AND RELATED language students to audition and describe digitized recordings from its Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty broadcast collection [https://www.hoover.org/library-archives/collections/radio-free-europeradio-liberty-records].

Under the direction of professional archivists, contributors will have the opportunity to gain career-relevant experience while contributing to the work of the institution. The program has been designed to provide practical experience to graduate students – students are encouraged to apply work on this project to capstone projects or independent study courses – however recent graduates, undergraduates demonstrating exceptional skill and volunteers unaffiliated with academic programs are welcome to apply.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Contribute to the organization and access to historical broadcasts in the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty collection by generating brief (2-5 sentence) English-language descriptions of digitized sound recordings. Travel not required; all work can be performed remotely. Training provided by Hoover.

LANGUAGES INCLUDE: Armenian, Azeri, Belarusian, Czech, Dari, Estonian, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Romanian, Slovak, Tajik, Tatar, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek

QUALIFICATIONS:

— Demonstrated experience in project-appropriate language(s)
— Coursework or recent completion of a degree in language, history or related subject specialty
— Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, act with initiative and good judgment
— Experience using spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, etc.)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

— Knowledge of archival descriptive standards such as DACS
— Knowledge of transcription standards such as ALA-LC

For more information see: http://www.hoover.org/news/hoover-announces-radio-free-europe-radio-liberty-historical-recording-description-project

To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing interest in the position, applicable qualifications, statement of availability, a resume, and three references to brburke@stanford.edu.

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