National Archives at Chicago

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Volunteers

The National Archives at Chicago, maintains an active volunteer program. Over 30 volunteers currently participate in a wide range of activities, including:

  • Basic preservation work on historical documents
  • Arrangement and description projects
  • Assisting researchers in the Microfilm Research Room
  • Working with staff on special and long-term projects
  • Assisting with special programs and outreach events

Volunteers enjoy a flexibility of work hours and projects. The National Archives at Chicago requires volunteers to contribute a minimum of 72 hours during the year to retain their volunteer status.

Volunteers enjoy various benefits, including complimentary access to National Archives fee-based programs, discounts on National Archives books and merchandise, and an annual recognition luncheon.

Volunteer Application FormVolunteer Application Form

For more information about the National Archives at Chicago volunteer program, contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
The National Archives at Chicago
7358 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629-5898
Ph. (773) 948-9001
Fax: (773) 948-9050
E-mail:   chicago.archives@nara.gov


Internships

Our Chicago office offers college-level students and other individuals the opportunity to participate in non-paid internships at the facility. If accepted, students are required to work 160 hours within a specific time frame to successfully complete an internship.

Interns at the National Archives at Chicago work in a variety of program areas including:

  • basic preservation
  • reference and research services
  • public programs
  • arrangement and description of historical records

For more information about internship opportunities at the National Archives at Chicago, contact:

Director, Archival Operations
The National Archives at Chicago
7358 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629-5898
Ph. (773) 948-9001
Fax: (773) 948-9050
E-mail:   chicago.archives@nara.gov

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