Special Collections Internships

Program dates: June 3, 2024 - July 26, 2024

The Special Collections Internship program is a paid 8-week summer internship opportunity for Bryn Mawr College undergraduate students, sponsored by the Friends of the Bryn Mawr College Libraries. 

Special Collections, a unique department within the Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) division, provides access and programming around extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts, artworks, cultural heritage objects, digital collections, and the college archives. During this experiential internship, interns will gain hands-on experience rotating among these various collections. 

Students will learn the behind-the-scenes work of special collections libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations including aspects of preservation, collection management, digital archiving, outreach, and interpretation, as well as touch on current topics in the field. The internship will also prepare students for public engagement, culminating with an opportunity to present their experience to other LITS summer interns.

The full job description can be found on JobX. Apply by March 20, 2024 at 5:00 pm:

•    Application form
•    Resume
•    Name and email address of one faculty member or professional reference

If you have any questions about the position or how to apply, please contact Special Collections at speccoll@brynmawr.edu.


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