Lesbian Herstory Archives Internships

The Lesbian Herstory Archives (located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC) is looking for graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in library and/or archives with a demonstrated interest in Lesbian Studies, History and Activism.

We have a number of exciting projects going on throughout the year including the digitization of our newsprint collection, ongoing digitization of our audio collection, processing the video oral histories of the Daughter's of Bilitis and The L.O.V.E. Collective, programing and planning for Black History and Women's History months as well as providing reference services and research assistance to researchers and visitors.

  • The opportunity for practical application of archives and library skills.
  • Course credit and letters of recommendation upon request.
  • The opportunity for professional workshops and classes
  • Supervision and training by professional librarians and experienced archives staff


  • Available for a minimum of 10 hours per week.
  • Experience working in a Library/Archive or completion of core M.L.S. courses
  • Familiarity with cataloging and archival processing
  • Skilled in the use of MS Office and/or Google Docs and regular office equipment


Periodicals – 2 Spaces

Intern will process incoming newspapers, newsletters, journals and magazines, update cataloging records and prepare collections for digitization where necessary.

Special Collections & Reference - 2 Spaces

Interns will process collections and create electronic finding aids, staff the reference desk and provide researcher assistance.

Photographic Digital Imaging - 2 Spaces

Interns will assist with the processing, digitization and cataloging of photographs and graphics.

Special Preference: Proficiency with Content DM and/or Photoshop

Video Working Group - 2 Spaces

Interns will process and catalog film /videos including relabeling and shifting collections.

Audio Digitization - 2 Spaces

Interns will assist with the cataloging, digitization, indexing and re-housing of audio tapes.

OPAC Working Group - 2 Spaces

Interns will perform database cleanup in a variety of collections and contribute to the design, testing and launch of the LHA’s new OPAC.

Programming Non-Profit Management and Development - 2 Spaces

Interns will have the opportunity to research and write grants, create fundraising campaigns, write press releases, plan events and get first-hand experience in non=profit management in an LGBT organization.


Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Please read the instructions below very carefully.

Candidates must submit a Cover Letter (indicating skills, experience, relevant interests/activities and availability) and Resume to lha_interns@earthlink.net Please include the word “Internship” and the area in which you wish to work in the subject line. All documents must be attached as a PDF.

NOTE: LHA cannot provide housing for interns. LHA will provide confirmation of internship acceptance for candidates who may need this documentation to accompany a grant or fellowship application.

LHEF, Inc, 484 14th Street, Brooklyn, 11215. Please, no phone calls.