ISLA/ History Museum Summer Internship


The History Museum, together with the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), has an opportunity available for an Architectural Drawing/Blueprint Collection Archives Technician Intern for the summer 2018.


The intern, who must have a major or minor in the College of Arts & Letters, will be working with the on-going project, Building South Bend, a collaboration between The History Museum, the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame’s Architecture Library, and the Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend & St. Joseph County ( The goal of this important project is to create an online, interactive record of the area’s built environment.


The History Museum is the repository for over 3,000 sets of blueprints for buildings in South Bend and St. Joseph County between 1800s – 1970s. It will be the intern’s responsibility to assess the blueprints and catalog them to archival standards. The intern will be supervised, trained, and mentored by the Deputy Executive Director and Archivist.

Work will be performed at the museum, located at 808 West Washington St., South Bend, Indiana. Days, times, and total hours of internship services are flexible between the business hours of 9 am—5 pm. Internship begins the first week in June and ends the first week in August. 


Job duties relate to the studies of: History, Art History, General Studies, Graphic/Visual Arts, Architecture, Historic Preservation, Interior Design and other related studies.

Liam Maher 1Liam Maher, History Museum Intern

Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in Arts & Letters and a 3-4 page essay explaining why they want to pursue this opportunity, and what skills and abilities they will bring to the project. 


Stipend: $4,500

  Deadline: March 18, 2019



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