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Archival Summer ‘10 Internship Opening

Seattle, WA
Position Description: Are you interested in Washington State and U.S. history? Do you want to
learn to use your skills to build a historical archive of nationally important documents? The
National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking a summer intern to assist with archiving
for the new Senator Slade Gorton History Center and John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National
Security Studies, which contains:
• Historic, original source documents from the 9/11 Commission (The National Commission
on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States), political campaigns
• 1974-2000 video footage and news coverage from around the state and U.S.
• 1974-2000 photos of campaign history in Washington State and photos from three terms of
U.S. Senate work
• Historic, original source documents from the career of General (ret.) John M. Shalikashvili,
former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
The experience of working on the NBR archives will help prepare you for a future in the field of
archives and records management. Students are encouraged to apply for credit and/or funding
through their home institution, as the internship is unpaid.

Overall responsibilities:
• Properly and securely storing historic documents, photos, film, and other medium
• Cataloguing and organizing documents for ready use by researchers
• Creating electronic back-up of old film, photos, and correspondence

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a current, second-year student pursuing an M.A. in
Archives and Records Management with a strong interest in archiving and organizing modern
American History. A successful applicant will demonstrate acute attention to detail, the ability to
work both independently and as part of a group, and strong initiative.

About NBR: NBR is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution dedicated to informing and
strengthening policy in the Asia-Pacific on strategic, political, economic, globalization, health,
and energy issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia. The institution was founded in 1989 with a
major grant from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation. For more information about NBR, please
visit our website at

Application Process: To apply, submit a completed application form (see website

announcement, a cover letter that details your interests and availability, a
resume, and three references with names, titles, affiliations, relationship to you, and phone
numbers by Friday, April 16 to:

Ms. Kailani Chin-Hidano

Director, Human Resources

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