Internships at the Archives
The Baldwin County Archives, in order to provide maximum service to its patrons at a minimum cost, has embarked on a program that utilizes qualified local and statewide students as interns. The employ of these students fulfills our goal of maintaining the county’s archives while creating an educational environment that links us to the academics of archives. As a result we benefit from exposure to the current trends within the archival field brought to us by the talented students with which we work.
Much of the present success of the Baldwin County Archives rests in gaining physical and intellectual control over the historic documents that reveal the evolution of Baldwin County. In turn, much of that control has been the result of dedicated volunteers who have taken on many of the more demanding roles involved in document processing. Many details involved in preparing a document for public view (which go largely unnoticed by patrons) which includes sorting, cleaning, and arranging documents and collections has been the duty of a loyal cadre of volunteers. Numerous hours each week are spent by these dedicated individuals in surveying, analyzing, preparing, and indexing county documents. The end product is a county record that is well preserved and readily accessible.
Nevertheless, more volunteers are always needed. If you would like to work in an interesting environment preserving your heritage, we would enjoy introducing you to the archival process. Our contact information is available on our main page.