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To inquire about internships or volunteer opportunities, please contact departments directly: Archives  Library  Museum


Internships

We offer internship opportunities for enrolled FLC students from any department, to assist in a variety of projects ranging from graphic design to chemistry to technical writing to paleontology. Just get in touch with us to match your skill sets to our needs!

Students should work with their academic department to figure out internship requirements and contact Center staff before registration to discuss internship hours and opportunities.

Archives internships expose students to projects such as digitizing historic photographs and documents, cataloging and database entry, basic document preservation, collection arrangement and description, and handling public research requests. History majors with a Public History emphasis and students who have taken an Archival Theory and Practice course are highly encouraged to apply for internships.

Library and information studies internships provide training and work experience in areas such as taxonomy and classification, Digital Humanities, primary-source research, linked data and the semantic web, database management, social science research and publication, and bibliographic scholarship.

Museum internships at the Center provide participants with training and hands-on experience in a variety of museum tasks, including exhibit development, collections management, and artifact conservation. Student projects are based on the Center's needs and may include artifact handling, data entry, building specialized mounts or storage, artifact inventory, and more.

Volunteering

Our commitment to preserve a record of Southwest history is limited by resources of staff, facilities and time. We highly value adult volunteers who help us continue our work.

Preparing artifacts, papers, and books for use by researchers is the most expensive operation of a repository. Volunteers find great satisfaction in helping the Center tackle specific projects such as photographing a collection of artifacts, entering inventory into a database, scanning photos or documents for digital collections and online exhibitions, indexing primary source documents, making book and periodical collections accessible to users...there are endless projects awaiting an eager volunteer.


Doctoral Fellowship

Doctoral Fellowship in Southwestern History

This is an opportunity to study and contribute to the mission of the Center in the field of Southwest history and to serve as adjunct faculty in U.S. History here for nine months. Doctoral candidates writing their dissertations at research universities in the Four Corners states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah are eligible for this award. Please visit our Doctoral Fellowship page for more information.

Hours

Admission is free!

Winter/Spring Hours
Gallery:

Monday - Friday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm; or by appointment
Library/Archives:
Monday - Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm; or by appointment

Map & Directions

Purchase parking passes at kiosks located at Fort Lewis College Information signs near entrances to campus

Address

Center of Southwest Studies
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Contact Us


Phone Numbers

Main Office: 970-247-7456
Library Reference Desk: 970-382-6982
Special Collections Library: 970-247-7135
Archives: 970-247-7126
College Records: 970-382-6951
Museum: 970-247-7456