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The University Archives seeks a tech-savy student with an interest in photography and OSU history to serve as the HISTORYPIN INTERN. The successful candidate will work with archival photo collections and build themed virtual tours representing campus during different historical periods.

The HISTORYPIN INTERN will work approximately 12 hours per week during the fall semester. Hours will be scheduled Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm.

Employment as an intern is on a semester by semester basis. Continued employment is contingent upon funding and performance. This internship is not eligible for course credit at this time




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This intern will be responsible for creating and maintaining content for SCUA’s HistoryPin account. The intern will, with the assistance of SCUA staff, select photographs from the OSU Photograph Collection, place watermarks on the images, convert them to an appropriate dpi, and upload them to HistoryPin. Once the images are uploaded, the intern will also create and upload appropriate metadata.

Shown right: The HistoryPin Interns built the Library's HistoryPin presence from the ground up, including multiple virtual tours of campus through the ages.

The intern will also create collections and tours in HistoryPin to provide users with a campus tour that will depict campus as it evolved over time. If the campus collection/tour is completed before the end of the semester, the intern may upload more images and create tours as discussed with SCUA staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • An OSU student enrolled at least part-time (6 hours undergraduate/ 4 hours graduate).
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Adobe PhotoShop and ability to work on PC

Desired Qualifications:

  • Keen interest in the photography and/or history of OSU

Application Instructions:

Application review will begin Jan. 16, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants must submit:

For additional information, please visit or contact the Dean's Office at 744-6322.

More about this Internship

Majors considered:

  • History
  • Education
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Geography
  • Students interested in pursuing an MLIS


  • The intern will learn proper procedures for creating metadata.
  • The intern will learn how to create watermarks and convert images using Photoshop.
  • The intern will learn about curating and using archival collections for teaching and learning.
  • The intern will learn how to market archival collections.

Benefits for the student:

  • The student will learn how to use primary sources to educate others in a subject area.
  • The student will learn how to market a service/product using social media.
  • The student will learn how social media can be used to enhance the promotion of items through a broad, popular platform.
  • The student will become familiar with archival standards for photographs.
  • The student will have responsibility for a project from start to finish.

Benefits to the Library:

  • The Library will have an excellent tour of campus history that will give archival collections more exposure.
  • The Library will have use of a free service that can be used for other departments and other projects to display photographs, audio, and video clips to show the history of a place or person.
  • The Library will have a tool that can be used to promote other archival collections and will have developed working knowledge of the tool through this demonstration project.

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