The Special Collections Department of Musselman Library invites junior and seniors to submit applications for the Esther Kenyon Fortenbaugh Spring 2011 Internship. While this internship is open to all students regardless of major, it offers exceptional opportunities to students of history or related disciplines who wish to gain firsthand experience in archives and history-related work (historical agencies, museums, etc.).
Special Collections holdings include a variety of materials including rare books, letters, diaries, college publications, photographs, historic maps, memorabilia, artifacts, oral histories, and audio and video tapes. It is the home of the Gettysburg College Archives, which includes documents related to the history of the College. Special Collections has an exceptional collection of Civil War materials and local history as well as notable named collections including the Stephen H. Warner Southeast Asia Photograph Collection, the Stuckenberg Map Collection and the Asian Art Collection.
The Esther Kenyon Fortenbaugh Intern should expect to spend eight hours per week in Special Collections when classes are in session. This internship carries a stipend ($8.00 per hour, 8 hours per week, 15 weeks). The Special Collections staff will make every effort to tailor the internship duties to the talents and interests of the intern. A few examples of the work an intern might engage in:
We are not seeking applicants at this time. But, if you have any questions about this internship, please contact Carolyn Sautter (email@example.com), Director of Special Collections, Musselman Library, Box 420.
Want to know what our internships are really like? Read Blogging the Library, an online journal by our recent Fortenbaugh Interns.