The National Archives at Fort Worth

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities at the
National Archives at Fort Worth, Texas

Internship Opportunities

The National Archives at Fort Worth welcomes student interns. We invite undergraduate and graduate level students to submit applications for our voluntary internship program. Interns are provided with a broad-based introduction to the archives field. Students will assist staff in arranging holdings, performing basic preservation measures, and preparing finding aids and indexes; assist the staff in a variety of assignments relating to tours and educational programs, and providing reference services to the public by mail, by telephone, and in person.

We ask that interns give 120 hours of service. Schedules are flexible, but we require at least four hours of service each day worked. All internships are unpaid and most are located at our John Burgess facility.

How to Apply

Internships can be arranged anytime during the year, and there are no application deadlines. There is no specific application form to complete. Each student interested in participating in the National Archives Internship Program should submit the following items which will be considered their "application":

  • a resume detailing educational and work experience
  • a copy of his or her official transcript(s)
  • a letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • and a letter indicating why the student wishes to undertake an internship at the National Archives at Fort Worth

Send these items to:
National Archives at Fort Worth
1400 John Burgess Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76140
Telephone: 817.551.2051
E-mail: ftworth.archives@nara.gov

Volunteer Opportunities

Areas of Interest

Research Room at Montgomery Plaza - Greet visitors and answer questions about our genealogical microfilm and online records, location, hours, and policies. Assist visitors using our microfilm readers and computers. Requires attention to detail, knowledge of genealogical research, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, especially patience and understanding when working with novice researchers.

Archival Projects at John Burgess - Preserve and describe original 19th and 20th century Federal records. Requires attention to detail.

How to Apply

Fill out and submit the Volunteer Application Form

For more information about our volunteer program, contact:
National Archives at Fort Worth
1400 John Burgess Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76140
Telephone: 817.551.2051
E-mail: ftworth.archives@nara.gov

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