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, 2019
- 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
- A resume
- A letter of interest indicating your interest in this internship and your experience in historical research, whether connected to Gettysburg College coursework or not.
- The name of one reference who can speak to your research, organizational, and communication skills.
Please email your resume and letter to Amy Lucadamo, College Archivist, email@example.com
Application deadline: April 15, 2019
Application process: All completed application materials submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the April 15th deadline will be evaluated by Special Collections and College Archives intern search committee members. Up to four potential candidates will be selected from all applicants for in-person interviews. Interviews will take place on April 19, 22, and 23, 2019. An intern will be selected from those invited for in-person interviews.
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