NAGARA Internship Program

During the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting of CoSA/NAGARA/SAA held in Washington, D.C. the NAGARA Board of Directors discussed and authorized the creation of a new NAGARA Internship Program.

The NAGARA Internship Program endeavors to match under-served local or state archival or records programs and/or institutions with students enrolled in archival and/or records management graduate programs. The internship will provide a $1,500 stipend to each of two students matched with defined projects at two desiring institutions.

In addition to providing institutions and students opportunities for collaboration, the program seeks to create good will with institutions and students where both parties can learn from each other and from the experience.

How to Apply:

Institutions interested in applying should download and complete the PDF application above. Please be sure to include with your application all applicable document and information as noted below. Applications must be submitted in electronic format to No paper application will be accepted.

Submission dates for interested institutions will begin August 1, 2019 and go through October 31, 2019. The two winning institutions will be notified the first week of December 2019.

Institutional Application Criteria:

  • Institutions must be NAGARA members.
  • Primary focus is local government organizations with demonstrated practice of archival/records management tenets; however, state agencies are also encouraged to apply.
  • Preference will be given to institutions that lack funding to facilitate a paid internship. 
  • An applicant institution must submit a proposal for the internship that outlines the scope of the project, duties and responsibilities of the student, and approximate timeline for project completion.
  • Applicant institution must provide the name of the individual who will supervise the student, along with a CV of relevant related work.
  • Project work of the student must not exceed 120 hours. 
  • The institution must submit to NAGARA a midterm and final report stating work accomplished.
  • The start date and work hours of the internship may commence as soon as convenient after the award with dates and hours decided upon mutually between the institution and the student.  The internship must conclude by the end of August following the award.
  • If the student is receiving academic credit for the internship, the university may have additional criteria for institutional reporting.
  • Upon favorable completion of the internship, institutions and students are expected to present a NAGARA conference, forum, or webinar.