PUL Special Collections now accepting applications for spring 2022 intern

Project Conservator Victoria Wong repairs a PUL item. The Library’s Preservation and Conservation Lab is among the areas in whic

Project Conservator Victoria Wong repairs a PUL item. The Library’s Preservation and Conservation Lab is among the areas in which the PACSCL intern will work.

Princeton University Library's (PUL) Special Collections is excited to announce the opportunity for a paid internship position through the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Internship Program.

This internship provides an opportunity for a semester of paid work to gain experience in archives and special collections for an undergraduate student who identifies as a member of a group (or groups) underrepresented in the library and archives field. These include—but are not limited to—people of Hispanic or Latinx, Black or African-American, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, First Nations, American Indian, or Alaskan Native descent as well as people with disabilities, first generation college students, and/or those who identify as LGBTQIA+. Applications from people who may be eligible in other ways are also warmly welcomed.

The spring 2022 intern will gain experience in multiple areas of PUL’s Special Collections, including archives, public services, rare book cataloging, numismatics, preservation and conservation, and the Cotsen Children’s Library. Responsibilities will include organizing and describing collections, assisting with preservation- and conservation-related projects, reference and research assistance, outreach, and educational programming. The student will work under the guidance of representatives from each unit or area within PUL’s Special Collections noted above.

The intern will work 100 hours over the course of 10 to 13 weeks, beginning as early as January.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume. Applications must be received by Monday, October 25. Virtual interviews will be conducted with finalists, and the candidate will be notified by November 19.

Current Princeton University undergraduates are encouraged to apply through the JobX portal.

External Applicants can apply via Princeton University Careers.

Published on October 13, 2021 

Media Contact: Barbara Valenza, Director of Library Communications