Charles H. Glatfelter Internship

Special Collections and College Archives is seeking a Gettysburg College student interested in conducting historical research using primary source material from Special Collections and College Archives. This internship is named for history professor Charles H. Glatfelter, class of 1946. In honor of Dr. Glatfelter’s intellectual curiosity and meticulous research methods, the successful candidate will conduct semester-long historical research on a topic using documents, photographs, artifacts, and/or ephemera present in the College’s collections. Research topics will vary and will be determined by the needs of Special Collections and College Archives as well as the interests of the chosen intern. The intern’s research will culminate in an end product such as a research guide, presentation, small physical or online exhibit, etc. The project will be designed to fit the research topic, semester time frame, and skill set of the intern.

When: Fall semester, 2024

Hours: 6-8/week

Pay: $10.25/hour


  • A current Gettysburg College student who has completed at least one semester of coursework
  • Interest in historical research with primary sources
  • Experience in conducting historical research as demonstrated by the application of research skills to a topic or question
  • Effective organizational skills as applied to the gathering and analysis of historical information
  • Ability to work effectively as an independent researcher

Application process

  • Application deadline to be announced.
  • When posting is available check Handshake to apply.
  • Submit a copy of your resume including past work or volunteer experience and/or course projects.
  • Submit a letter indicating your specific interests in this internship and your experience in historical research from Gettysburg College coursework or other experience. You are also welcome, but not required, to share your ideas for a primary source or College History inspired project.
  • Include the name and contact information of one reference who can speak to your research, organizational, and communication skills.
  • All completed application materials submitted through Handshake on or before the deadline will be evaluated by the Special Collections and College Archives search committee members.
  • Up to four potential candidates will be selected from all applicants for interviews.
  • Interviews will take place with Special Collections staff, and our intern will be selected from those invited to interview.

For questions, please contact to Amy Lucadamo, College Archivist,

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