Collections Cataloging Project Intern


Duration: Part-time

Location: Milpitas, CA

Department: Collections


The Computer History Museum is seeking two Collections Cataloging Project Interns to assist with IMLS-funded Collections Cataloging and Reconciliation Project (CCARP) to research and catalog backlogged artifacts. Working in team settings alongside staff Collections Specialists and volunteers from the computer industry, interns will research the provenance of acquisitions; resolve records issues as required; photograph and archivally pack artifacts for long-term storage. Interns will work within the Museum’s collections management database Mimsy XG, will be trained in artifact handling, and will become familiar with registrarial and cataloging processes. Interns will report to the Director of Collections and be supervised onsite by staff Collections Specialists.

This internship is eligible for graduate school credit. Interns are encouraged to adopt an existing project or develop a thesis project while onsite. 

All work must be performed at the Museum’s storage facility in Milpitas, CA.  Internships are 18 hours/week for 12 weeks specifically on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 8am to 4pm. For this internship, CHM offers a stipend of $1,500.


Required Qualifications, Attributes and Skills:

  • A currently enrolled (or recently graduated within one year) graduate student working towards a degree in Museum Studies or Library & Information Services.
  • Knowledge of collections registration and management processes, and accessioning and loans principles and standards.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to be flexible.
  • Skills in organizing resources, establishing priorities, performing research.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with strong command of the English language.
  • Proficiency with Windows and database software.
Preferred Qualifications, Attributes and Skills:
  • Knowledge of Mimsy XG or similar relational collection management database.
  • Familiarity with Excel and Word.
  • Exceptional communication, research and records management skills.

How to Apply

Please please email resume and cover letter and a writing sample to

About the Museum

Located in Mountain View, CA, the Computer History Museum is a unique institution and home to the largest collection of computer related collections in the world. The Museum's vision is to explore the computing revolution and its impact on human experience. Backed by leaders and innovators of the computer industry, CHM actively works with community members to develop exhibits, collections, public programs, and special events. Visit www.computerhistory,org for more information.

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