Paid Archival Internship

Department of Archives and Special Collections Princeton Theological Seminary Library Princeton, New Jersey

The Archives and Special Collections Department of the Princeton Theological Seminary Library, Princeton, NJ, is offering a 14-15 hour per week paid internship, beginning in early May, 2017. Our internship offers an opportunity to learn about the many functions an archivist is called upon to fill in an 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. Unfortunately, due to restrictions placed by our HR department, we can only accept applicants still taking courses. Once students have graduated they are no longer eligible for this internship. A background or interest in religious or theological studies and a basic course already completed or being taken concurrently in archival theory or practice are preferred.

Interested persons should contact Kenneth Henke, Curator of Special Collections and Archivist, Princeton Theological Seminary Library, 25 Library Place, Princeton, NJ 08540 (or with a brief resume and indication of relevant coursework or experience.

Congratulations to Nic Wood

Our former MA student Nicholas Wood completed his post-doctoral term at Yale and is on to a new tenure-track position at Spring HIll College.  All best, NIc!

Information from Career Services

Ashley Forsythe is the Career Counselor for all Graduate programs, including Graduate History. She looks forward to having the opportunity to connect with you! If there is anything that she can do to assist you with your career, job/internship searching, and/or educational needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to her at or to schedule an appointment by calling 856-225-6046.

Career and Networking Opportunity

On Sunday, March 26, 2017, the Emerging Museum Professionals Committee (of the Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia) will be hosting a one-day meeting entitled What’s Next. The goal of What’s Next is to guide undergraduate students, graduate students, young professionals, and professionals looking to enter the museum field through the process of finding work in a museum.

What’s Next is an excellent opportunity  to reach those seeking career advice, graduate school information, and financial consultation as they take the next steps in their professional lives.

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