Volunteer and Internship Opportunities Available at the National Archives at Kansas City
Unpaid Internship Opportunities Available at the National Archives at Kansas City
At this time, we are not accepting applications for Interns. Please monitor this page for updates of when we will be accepting new applications.
Volunteer Opportunities Available at the National Archives at Kansas City
At this time, we are not accepting applications for volunteers. Please monitor this page for updates of when we will be accepting new applications.
The volunteer will aid patrons with family history research in our Public Access Computer Room. Primary responsibilities include introducing new genealogists and first time patrons to resources available through the National Archives at Kansas City and answering genealogical questions. Using your own experience, teach patrons to navigate family history sources and help them work through “brick walls” in their research. Excellent opportunity to network with other genealogists and expand your own research!
Experience with family history research is a must. We are seeking individuals with the following traits: patience, research skills, and willingness to share information; basic internet and computer skills; and knowledge of Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, and FamilySarch.org. Training on National Archives specific resources will be provided. New volunteers must attend an orientation and be willing to shadow a current volunteer for the first few weeks of volunteer service.
The volunteer will transcribe and enter data extracted from historic documents into Access and Excel databases to help create finding aids for the records of a variety of Federal agencies. The ability to read old handwriting is helpful.
Volunteers must be attentive to detail and be comfortable performing repetitious entry for a minimum of four hours. This is a great opportunity for students and recent graduates interested in pursuing an archival or library science career or those with an interest in history and original documents.
For more information on archival volunteer positions, contact:
Archives Specialist (Volunteer Program Coordinator)
Telephone: (816) 268-8028
National Archives at Kansas City
400 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
How to Apply:
Fill out and submit the Archival Volunteer Application Form