Summer (PAID) Internship Opportunity at the PA State Archives

Call for Interns

Pennsylvania State Archives


Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania

Detailed Processing Project Internship

Fellowship Date: June 1-26, 2015

The Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is seeking a qualified summer intern to perform detailed processing of the Membership Records of the Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania. The project involves arranging and describing new records accretions, placing the materials in acid-free folders and cartons, and adding new entries to an automated spreadsheet listing of the contents of each folder, and other related tasks. The intern will also research and contact past and present members of the organization to gather biographical content and newspaper obituaries for expanding member files.

Applicants should ideally be enrolled in an accredited M.A. History, American Studies, M.L.S. Library Science or Archival Science program at the graduate level, have an interest in women’s history, be familiar with archival processing, pay attention to detail, not be allergic to dust and mold, be able to lift boxes up to 30 lbs., and climb a ladder. The internship includes a $1,250 stipend funded by the Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania for a full-time four-week period. Housing is not provided.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter stating reasons for applying, plus a resume, academic transcript and three contact references.

Applications are due March 2, 2015.

Send application materials to Rich Saylor, Pennsylvania State Archives, 300 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0090 or via email to

All applicants will receive a reply.

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