Monday, April 30, 2012

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is looking for a Records Management Intern

If you're an American citizen who lives or would like to live in the Washington, DC area, have theoretical knowledge of records management or library or archival science, and would like to gain practical paper and electronic records management experience, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a unit of the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, may have a paid internship position for you.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ("OCC") is the world's preeminent bank supervisory agency. The OCC's primary mission is to charter, regulate, and supervise all national banks and federal savings associations. We also supervise the federal branches and agencies of foreign banks. Our goal in supervising national banks and federal savings associations is to ensure that they operate in a safe and sound manner and in compliance with laws requiring fair treatment of their customers and fair access to credit and financial products. 

Our culture promotes creative and thoughtful contributions by people in all positions, and an environment that values and encourages diversity. If you are an inquisitive, investigative individual with high standards of your own, consider the OCC.

This internship position is within the Financial Management Division ("FM") of the OCC, but provides records management services to offices throughout the OCC. 

For more information on the OCC, please visit

Position Description

Interns selected for this position will be performing the following duties:
  • Participate in record audits and evaluations. 
  • Perform statistical analysis on RM Metrics. 
  • Assist in filing, maintaining, retrieving, circulating, and refiling OCC records. 
  • Use electronic management systems to organize and track electronic records. 
  • Research and understand Federal RM regulations and guidance. 
  • Review records and process those records per records retention schedule.
  • Write finding aids/inventory lists of records pursuant to Federal guidelines.
  • Pack boxes of records.
  • Move boxes of records.
  • Conduct data entry.
  • Provide administrative and clerical assistance.

Qualifications and Requirements
Qualified applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds unassisted and stoop, bend, and reach.
  • Detail-oriented, especially when handling documents and conducting data entry.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently after training.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing). 
  • Possess a functional knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a team environment.
  • Availability of 20-24 hours per week, minimum.
This internship begins May 2012, ends June 2013, and pays an hourly wage of $12.00-$16.00 "depending on experience."

If you would like to apply for this internship, "submit a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample (1-2 pages), and transcript to OMFMInternshipOpportunities[-at-]"

Update 2012-05-01:  This internship is open only to currently enrolled students.

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