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Volunteer Opportunities

There are many interesting and rewarding ways to volunteer your time and services at the FDR Presidential Library. Read about the following volunteer roles and then contact Cliff Laube, Public Programs Specialist by telephone at (845) 486-7745 or by email at clifford.laube@nara.gov to get involved. 

Please see Donate for more information about providing financial or material support for the Library. 

Staff and VolunteersMuseum Docent: Guide our visitors through our special temporary exhibitions.

Museum Greeter: Welcome museum visitors and provide general information about the exhibition galleries.

Archives Aid: Assist with tasks related to collection maintenance, digitization,
data entry, filing and typing.

 

Visit the Our Volunteers page.


Internships

The internship program at the FDR Library is a unique educational experience for students of varied backgrounds and interests. Internship opportunities can include the development of educational programs and materials for students and teachers of all grade levels; computer projects to help streamline the research process; public relations; archival research; the development of exhibits; and a variety of other activities.

Internship in the ArchivesStudents who have interned at the FDR Library over the past few years have had the opportunity to work with the "raw stuff" of history. They realize and appreciate the rare privilege that is theirs to work with the same materials as have well known historians such as Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Geoffrey Ward. Roosevelt Library interns have gone on either to the work place or to pursue advanced degrees in a variety of fields. Their experience at the Roosevelt Library has broadened their historical perspective, and given them an opportunity to work in the creative process of history, while encouraging them to learn more about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

NEW INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR SUMMER 2014:

The Museum department is seeking a summer 2014 intern with solid digital photography and Photoshop skills to work on a project photographing items from the FDR Library's 35,000 item Museum collection. The intern should have a strong familiarity and understanding of how an advanced digital camera operates, the ability to set up Museum objects for photos, and experience editing photos in Photoshop into a variety of formats.

Though photographing the Museum collection will comprise much of the summer's work, the intern will also gain experience other Museum-related jobs, including assisting in object inventory activities and other tasks related to the Museum's database program -- the Museum System (TMS). Training on TMS will be provided. But an ability to learn quickly is required, as well as an adaptability to working either alone or as part of a team.

The Library offers a limited number of paid internships in the summer and occasionally offers internships for credit during the spring and fall. Summer interns are chosen by an application process. Current undergraduates, recent graduates, and individuals pursuing advanced degrees are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for summer internship applications is April 1.

If you have any questions, contact Cliff Laube (internship coordinator) for the FDR Library at (845) 486-7745 or by e-mail at clifford.laube@nara.gov.

Download Internship Application


Membership

The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute informs new generations of the ideals and achievements of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and inspires the application of their spirit of optimism and innovation to the solution of current problems.

Your membership in the Roosevelt Institute will benefit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum, and will provide vital support for the Library's special exhibit programs.

Click here to learn more about membership.


 

 
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