The Archives and Special Collections Department of the Princeton Theological Seminary Library, in Princeton, New Jersey, is offering a paid internship position for 14-15 hours per week beginning in late January or early February 2016. Our internship offers an opportunity to learn about the many functions an archivist is called upon to fill in a small academic archives and rare books department. The activities include reference and patron assistance, acquisition and record-keeping procedures, preparation of exhibits, and the processing of collections—inventory, arrangement and description, the development of finding-aids, etc. There may also be some opportunity for basic preservation work, such as the construction of phase boxes.
The major requirements are current enrollment in an information science or library science or history graduate program and a faculty member at the student’s institution willing to act as a liaison contact. A background or interest in religious or theological studies and a basic course already completed or being taken concurrently in archival theory and practice are preferred. The internship would not have to earn any academic credit, though this could be arranged should the student wish to pursue that with their sponsoring institution.
Interested persons should contact Kenneth Henke, Curator of Special Collections and Archivist, Princeton Theological Seminary Library, 25 Library Place, Princeton, NJ 08540 (or firstname.lastname@example.org) with a brief resume and indication of relevant coursework or experience.