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Draper Corporate Archives Intern in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact

The Corporate Archives Internship provides the opportunity to gain experience in archival arrangement, description, and preservation with paper and born-digital materials. Reporting to the Corporate Archivist, the Intern will gain hands-on experience processing corporate special collections of historical materials for access, research, and exhibition use. Projects include identifying, rehousing, labeling, inventorying materials, writing archival finding aids, converting legacy media files, support of oral history and 3D collection inventory projects.


  • Enrollment in a graduate level Library and/or Archival management program

  • Basic understanding of archival processes

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to ask clarifying questions, troubleshoot, and solve problems

  • Ability to lift 45 lbs.

  • Proficiency with common computer applications (MS Office Suite, etc.)

ID: 2023-7568

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc