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GBH Archives Internship - Summer 2024 (Digital or Physical Materials)


GBH enriches people's lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives.

At GBH, we believe in the advantages of coming together to build community, mentor and learn from colleagues, and connect more deeply with our mission. As a result, the majority of our staff are hybrid and work both from home and onsite. Our current hybrid approach requires staff to work onsite a minimum of two days each week, every Tuesday and one other day, to be determined by their business unit. Hybrid staff are also welcome to come in additional days each week or may be asked to come in on other days by their manager.


The GBH Archives is offering a part-time paid internship for students in an accredited undergrad or master’s program. This internship will primarily be on-site in Boston. The Intern will work with the Senior Archivist and members of the GBH Archives team. The project entails archiving media and materials created during the production of GBH programs. This is not a media production or content creation role.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: cataloging digitized interview recordings, reviewing database records for digital and/or physical media, creating new records for materials in the GBH Media Archives Research System database, researching people or events covered in a production, and updating existing archival records when necessary.

Applicants should include a cover letter and explain why they are interested in working with the GBH Archives. Applicants must be willing to work a minimum of 15 hours per week, between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.


The GBH Archives catalogs, tracks, organizes, and preserves the media used to create GBH productions. The GBH Archives holds physical and digital media and paper records, including materials that need to be retained for production, legal, financial, historical, or administrative purposes. Currently, the Archives house more than 14,000 boxes of material and more than 50,000 audio, video, and film masters covering over 70 years of public broadcasting history. 


  • Review raw interview recordings and catalog subject matter, etc. for use on external websites
  • Archive digital media created for television/radio/web broadcast 
  • Create and review metadata on production and upload processed records into the GBH Media Archive Research System
  • Ingest processed media into digital asset management system
  • Learn terms, processes, and media formats associated with broadcast production
  • Learn FileMaker database software
  • Learn about internal (Media Archives Research System, GBH Avalon) and external GBH resources (Open Vault, American Archive of Public Broadcasting)


  • Working knowledge of the basic principles of arrangement, description, and preservation
  • Database or cataloging experience
  • Strong attention to detail


  • Must be a current student in an accredited undergrad or master’s program
  • Coursework in Library Science and/or Archives preferred


Paid Internship $17/hour (Part-time)


GBH internships provide students with valuable work experience and real-world knowledge across many different fields of study, from TV and radio production to web design, accounting, law, and other administrative areas


  • Summer 2024 Internship dates: June 10th through August 16th
  • Candidates must have their own computer and access to Wi-Fi
  • Candidates must be in an Undergrad or Grad program and have work authorization for the United States

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GBH is an equal opportunity employer. The community and audience we serve are diverse, and we wish to foster that diversity in our workplace. Toward that end, GBH does not discriminate against individuals in hiring, employment, or promotion based on race, religion, color, sex/gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, disability, veteran or military status, political belief, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Application Process Assistance

GBH will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate an accommodation request, contact the Human Resource department by sending an email to or by calling 617-300-2000.