Adam Hunt Internship Stipend

The Society of Florida Archivists is thrilled to announce the creation of the Adam Hunt Internship Stipend. Beginning in 2025, SFA will annually award $1500 in funding to support an internship opportunity for emerging archives professionals. Named in honor of SFA member Adam Hunt, an early career archivist who passed away in 2022, the internship stipend pays tribute to Adam's passion and commitment to the career development of new archives professionals. This stipend will facilitate paid career development opportunities, allowing upcoming and new professionals a chance to apply knowledge in archives, libraries, museums, or a related field, gain valuable employment experience, and the opportunity to work on meaningful projects. The stipend will also teach new archivists to value their education, experience, and time as being worthy of compensation, while simultaneously providing an opportunity for archival organizations to work toward the long-term goal of eliminating unpaid work within our field. Recipients must complete an internship experience of at least 75 hours within a calendar year of being awarded. Winners will also receive a one-year complimentary membership to SFA.

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The awarded recipient must produce a report at the end of their internship and submit it to the Adam Hunt Internship Stipend Ad-Hoc Committee. The report should include number of hours worked, progress on the project, and any goals or outcomes completed. The recipient must also present the findings of their experience to SFA’s membership through either a poster or presentation at the SFA Annual Conference, or through a written article for the Society of Florida Archivists Journal.


Applicants must be either currently accepted or enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program or have graduated within two years of the application deadline; undergraduate students must have completed enough college credits to be at either the junior or senior level. The award does not define the type of undergraduate or graduate program, to encourage applications from both traditional and interdisciplinary programs. SFA welcomes diversity in all respects, including but not limited to age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, nationality, physical disability, and personal background. Applicants must be either residents of Florida or currently attend a Florida institution of higher learning.

The host organization must be an institution or agency responsible for the custody, study, teaching, control, or use of records, archives, and/or personal papers. Applicants may complete their internship outside of Florida. This opportunity supports both in-person and remote work models.

More details regarding eligibility requirements for the funded project are forthcoming.

Application Process and Financial Management

Details regarding the application process and the stipend’s method of payment are forthcoming. The Adam Hunt Internship Stipend has been made possible through a generous seed money donation provided by an anonymous donor in 2023. Details regarding further fundraising needs to make this opportunity sustainable will be announced during the 2024 SFA Annual Conference.

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