Fortenbaugh Internships

Robert ’44 and Esther Kenyon Fortenbaugh ’46 Internship in Special Collections

Special Collections & College Archives

Accepting applications this October!

Goal: Become familiar with special collections and archives in an academic library.

Supervisor: Amy Lucadamo, College Archivist

Contact information:, (717) 337-7006

Dates available

  • Spring semester 2023
  • $10.00 per hour
  • 6-8 hours per week for 14 weeks
  • Daytime, weekday hours

Internship Activities

While this internship is open to all students regardless of major, it offers exceptional opportunities to students interested in history or related disciplines who wish to gain firsthand experience in archives and public history. The Special Collections staff will make every effort to tailor the internship duties to the talents and interests of the intern. A Fortenbaugh Intern in Special Collections might engage in:

  • Processing collections by rehousing and organizing College records or manuscript collections and preparing finding aids.
  • Creating digital content and metadata for GettDigital, working with the CONTENTdm database.
  • Creating content and scheduling/managing posts for social media.

Please apply through Handshake and include the following:

  1. A resume, which should outline past work experience, course projects, and/or volunteer work.
  2. A letter of interest indicating specifically why you would like to be an intern in Special Collections & College Archives, your career goals, and any relevant courses.
  3. The names and contact information for 1-2 references (references may be faculty members who can tell us about you and your work in the classroom, and/or your supervisor in a campus job or other relevant job.)

Musselman Library Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Musselman Library is committed to creating, through our learning spaces, programs, services, collections, and policies, an environment that supports, values, and respects everyone in the Gettysburg College community. At Gettysburg, diversity includes but is not limited to age, country of origin, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, geography, learning differences, political beliefs, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic level.

Research & Instruction - Unavailable for Spring 2022

Goal: Become familiar with research & instruction activities of an academic library.

Supervisor: Director of Research & Instruction

Contact information:, (717) 337-7009