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November 4, 2015

UTSA Special Collections San Antonio River Authority Collection Internships (Summer 2016)

Map of San Antonio River showing proposed cut-off (in red) of the “Great Bend” from the Report of the Engineers Sub-Committee on Proposed Flood Prevention Work, San Antonio, Texas, 1922

Map of San Antonio River showing proposed cut-off (in red) of the “Great Bend” from the Report of the Engineers Sub-Committee on Proposed Flood Prevention Work, San Antonio, Texas, 1922

The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections is currently seeking applications for two San Antonio River Authority (SARA) interns for summer 2016. Each internship position pays $21.00/hour.

The San Antonio River Authority records consists of reports, project materials, correspondence, maps, surveys, minutes, and photographs. Historical research materials in the collection include photographs and documentation of the flood of 1921 as well as photographs of activity of the San Antonio River during the early part of the twentieth century.

The two interns will work together to: arrange, rehouse, and describe additions to the collection from 2011 and 2014 (approximately 170 linear feet); update finding aid in EAD; and digitize negatives if time permits.

The positions begin June 1, 2016 and ends August 15, 2016. Each position will work 35 hours per week. There are no benefits with this position and the successful candidates will be expected to cover travel to San Antonio. Housing is not provided as part of the award and must be arranged by the successful candidates.

Candidates must be enrolled in a master’s program in library and information science with an emphasis in archives or a master’s program in information science with an emphasis in archives. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed coursework in arrangement and description. The successful applicants must be able to show proof of enrollment in Fall 2016 classes before internship begins.

Application deadline is February 1, 2016. Applications should be sent to specialcollections@utsa.edu and should include:

  • Statement not to exceed 500 words explaining how the SARA internship fits the applicant’s educational program and career goals;
  • Current resume; and
  • Letter of recommendation from archives professor or other professor familiar with applicant’s career goals and coursework.
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