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Job Details

Archives Department Internship

Job Number: 7165
Location(s): Minneapolis, MN 

Food. Purpose. You.

As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills believes that food should make us better. Food brings us joy and nourishes our lives, connecting us to each other and the earth. General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Yoplait, Annie’s Homegrown, Old El Paso and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General Mills had global net sales of US$15.6 billion during fiscal 2017. We seek out the best talent, then give them development resources, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills means joining a company where you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who want to advance food through innovation and serve the world. 


Position Overview:


Two part-time intern positions available at the General Mills Archives, working 20 hours per week to catalog and process assets in our collection.  Working hours are flexible within the business hours of Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This assignment begins in early September 2017 and ends in May of 2018. 


Main Responsibilities:


As a member of the Archives team, you will process and catalog archival assets using Sydney Plus software, and use archival preservation techniques to house and store assets.  You will assist with research requests, and curation of exhibits and displays as needed.  You will provide access and guidance for individuals looking to utilize archival assets and information, and assist with other projects or tours and events as needed.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Enrolled in an archival, library or information science program with an expected graduation date of May 2018 or after.
  • Experience with archival processing and cataloging.
  • Ability to lift and maneuver 40-50 pound boxes
  • Experience working with copiers, scanners, digital media such as CDs, online catalogs, as well as computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong research skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and ask questions.
  • Ability to maintain focus while working on several projects at once.
  • Strong verbal, written, organizational, time management and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Use museum and archival best practices for handling, storing, and preserving assets.
  • Maintain confidentiality as well as follow corporate policies.
  • Willingness to learn new tasks and programs.
  • Excellent customer service skills.