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Seasonal Archival Internship

Date Posted:  Aug 3, 2022
Requisition ID:  385801

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana Department of Transportation:

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you. 


Location: This position is located in INDOT's Central Office, Indianapolis.

About the Job:

This position will serve as a Library Services Seasonal Worker for the Multimodal Division of the Indiana Department of Transportation. The seasonal worker will be responsible for a variety of division projects and support. The objective of the position is to provide a valuable learning experience, as well as to assist the agency in completing their assignments and responsibilities. The successful applicant will report to Venetta Keefe.

A Day in the Life:

  • Seeking a second year Technical Services or Archival Management library science student to complete an information service project for the Rail Service (RPO) Department. The selected candidate will create a cataloguing system for rail documents including Passenger Rail, Reference Materials, Code Administration and Grants. There are more than 4,000 documents in this cataloging project.
  • The Rail Programs office is the regulatory department for the rail industry in the state, and as such has a statutory responsibility to maintain certain documents and records.
  • Project can be used as a practicum or capstone project and is eligible for academic credit as LIS 606
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Working towards a master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences with a Technical Services, Archives Management or related specialization
  • Relevant work experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of the mission and role of INDOT (provided)
  • Basic understanding of state policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Knowledge of state government structure, administrative procedures, and the legislative process
  • Ability to research, draft, and edit data and reports.
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Ability to operate computer programs. (Will want specific program here; we’ll make it clear they can learn the interface, but they already need basic skills with database design)
  • Good research and writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills suitable for a wide variety of contacts
  • Confidence and ability to learn on the job and adapt quickly to changing circumstances.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period  


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis