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Gain Experience in Archives!

Directed Fieldwork

Directed Fieldwork experiences are for-credit internships that MLIS students with at least 30 completed credits can participate in. They are an excellent way to get first-hand experience working with archives in the area, and are spoken of highly by current students and alumni.

Here are a few examples of places where students have gained archival experiences through Directed Fieldwork, although there are many possibilities. For more information about Directed Fieldwork, please visit the iSchool's Directed FieldWork page.

History San Jose
Kitsap County Historical Society


These examples of Directed Fieldwork host sites were taken from the Directed Fieldwork Sharepoint site. Please visit the Sharepoint site to see more examples of Direct Fieldwork opportunities (you will be prompted for your UW ID).

On Campus Employment

University of Washington's Special Collections is often looking for student workers or volunteers. Work may be available in areas such as:

Book Arts Collection
Digital Collection
Manuscript Collection
Pacific Northwest Collection
Pictoral and Graphics Collection
University Archives

Please see the Special Collections staff directory for contact information.


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