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The UAH Archives and Special Collections

Finding Aids for Archival Collections

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

What Do Interns and Volunteers Do at the UAH Archives and Special Collections?

We currently have a number of exciting projects we need help with! If you have interest in becoming an intern or volunteer, please contact Reagan Grimsley at


Interns are typically students at the undergraduate or graduate level who are enrolled in a college level internship course during a specific academic semester. We have recently hosted interns from UAH, the University of Alabama, and Clayton State University.  Students typically work 130-150 hours on a specific project. If you are interested in an internship, please contact us for more information. An internship is a great way to gain hands-on job experience and receive academic credit.


Volunteers can be students, staff, or members of the general public who have an interest in helping process and make available our collections. At any given time we have volunteers participating in projects where we need assistance in bringing them to completion. We have on-site and remote volunteers. If you have a particular area of interest such as local history or space, you may be a good candidate for our volunteer program.

Current Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

Current Internship and Volunteer Opportunities at the UAH Archives

Harrison Brothers Hardware Processing Intern/Volunteer

UAH has partnered with the Historic Huntsville Foundation to make the archival records from Harrison Brothers Hardware available to the public. This rich collection of material will be of great research value to the local history and genealogy community. Interns and volunteers will work to rebox and refolder materials, and create a finding aid in digital format for the collection. 

Robert E. "Bud" Cramer Processing Intern/Volunteer

UAH is the official repository for the Congressional Records of Robert E. "Bud" Cramer. This collections spans 600 linear feet and covers the time period 1990-2010. Interns/Volunteers are needed to assist with reboxing and refoldering, as well as the creation of access mechanisms. 

Technical Writing Intern/Volunteer

Each of our collections needs a descriptive historical/biographical sketch to guide researchers. These sketches are normally 200-1000 words in length, and we seek volunteers/interns to research and write these important descriptive notes for our collections. This is a great way to put your research and writing skills to work.

Digital Projects Intern/Volunteer

We have a number of digital projects in the works which could serve as a great Internship/Volunteer experience. One of these involves mapping the names of individuals from Marshall Notables, some 8000 names, to create a map database of where these individuals lived during the 1960's. Another project is a digital timeline of the university, and students are needed to research specific dates and enter digitized data into the timeline.