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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 Volunteers

Museum 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.


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.

ARCHIVES INTERNSHIP (SUMMER 2018):

The Roosevelt Library seeks a summer intern to work in its Archives Department during the summer of 2017. Duties will include arrangement, description, and digitization of historic documents and photographs; metadata entry and assistance with preservation of collections.

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 March 15.

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

Now celebrating its 75th year, the FDR Library & Museum is administered by the National Archives and Records Administration with the support of its nonprofit partner, the Roosevelt Institute.

Membership forms a vital base of support for many of the Library’s key initiatives. To become a member, please visit the Roosevelt Institute website and select a level to join. Questions can be directed to Lauren Karagianis, Development Associate, at lkaragianis@rooseveltinstitute.org or 845.486.1970.