Section Intern Position- Deadline Extended!


The Acquisitions and Appraisal Section invites applications for an intern position to manage the social media and communications of the section. The intern will be responsible for developing and maintaining social media and communications efforts under the directorship of the section chair.

Position Description:

This is an unpaid appointment with an expectation of approximately one hour of work per week with a start date in spring 2013. The position usually runs from August to August of each year. Preference will be given to applicants who can remain in the position until August 2014. The intern will increase and maintain the section’s social media presence. He/she/per will also provide support for the official communications of the section, including dissemination of any publications or newsletters. The intern will work closely with the Chair, Vice-Chair, and Web Liaison and will be responsible for keeping records of activities and procedures for his/her/per successor and staying current in acquisition and appraisal issues.


·         Current enrollment in a graduate archival education program.

·         Knowledge of social media outlets such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.

·         Knowledge of and willingness to keep updated with current research, tools, and methods in acquisition and appraisal topics

·         Ability to participate in section meetings virtually or in-person. (Please note, the intern is not expected to attend the annual section meeting at SAA, but is expected to attend teleconferences/web conferences held throughout the year).

·         Current SAA membership with preference given to section members.

·         Ability to manage personal image online.

·         Demonstrate initiative and identify new PR opportunities, innovative thinker, able to work independently

·         Ability to communicate efficiently in writing

Application Procedures:

Submit a current resumé along with a brief statement (up to 150 words) on how the section could improve its online presence to the vice chair, and chair,  Applications are due January 27, 2013.