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UAH Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

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

Our internship progress is selective, but each year we host several interns in the UAH ASCDI unit. If you have interest in becoming an intern or volunteer, please contact Reagan Grimsley at and fill out our internship application form.


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.  We host students from a variety of majors, including art, English, history, library science, technical writing and world and foreign languages. 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. We want to make sure our internships are win-win-win in that they give the student a viable and practical hands-on experience, fulfill the needs of the academic curriculum of the home department and school, and are part of a project that furthers the mission of the  ASCDI, the Salmon Library and the University.


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.