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- The primary purposes of the three-day internships are to give each Georgia Archives Institute participant:
- a brief but meaningful and comprehensive hands-on processing project.
- an overview of the components of a well-functioning, comprehensive archival program.
- Each INTERN will work on a processing project that will:
- be suitable for completion in the three-day time period.
- include opportunities for experience in the core archival functions of appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation.
- include opportunities for participant to work closely with traditional, paper-based archival materials.
- if possible, relate to particular areas of interest / responsibilities which the participant has identified.
- allow participant to verify understanding of archival principles by applying them and to understand how to make adjustments so that archival principles fit archival practice.
- provide structured feedback on the work accomplished.
- Each INTERN will gain an overview of a comprehensive archival program through
- meeting with archival professional(s) to review and discuss principal issues relating to archival management.
- limited tours of the repository, if time permits.
- Each INTERN will present a report to the teacher and/or board members on his/her internship experience on the final day of the Institute.
- Each INTERN will be assigned to institutions other than their parent institution, with consideration given to particular responsibilities and/or areas of interest identified by the participant, whenever possible.
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