College & University Archives, Personal Papers & Manuscripts, Special Collections
The Public History Graduate Intern will work during the spring semester with the Paul Findley Congressional Office Museum and the Khalaf Al Habtoor Archives at Illinois College. The graduate intern will collaborate with the college archivist and college curator on a range of short- and long term projects and gain experience with the day-to-day management of a campus archive and museum. The selected candidate will also help oversee and mentor a team of undergraduate student workers and two undergraduate interns. Throughout the internship the selected candidate will serve as a key contributor to an ongoing campus-wide project, the Findley Interfaith Initiative. The graduate intern will gain and hone experience in curating and uploading selected content to a digital database and assist in planning and implementing a public program.The Findley Interfaith Initiative is a new project at Illinois College which explores how Congressman Paul Findley (1921-2019) modeled interfaith leadership throughout his career. The project and the internship are largely supported by a grant from the Interfaith Youth Core.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references by Sunday, December 1, 2019. Interviews for the position will be conducted via video the week of December 9. The cover letter should express how this position will support academic and career goals and as well as address the importance of engaging the public with historic collections through digital platforms. Applications should be sent electronically as one PDF or Word Document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line “Graduate Internship Application.” References should be able to speak to the applicant’s academic abilities, dependability, and interest in the field.
Position is open to current graduate or recently graduated students from MA or MLIS programs in history, public history, archival studies, historical administration, art history, library sciences, and related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Students interested in a career in archives, records management, public history, and museums are especially encouraged.
About Khalaf Al Habtoor Archives at Illinois College
About the Khalaf Al Habtoor Archives:
The primary purpose of the Khalaf Al Habtoor Archives is to appraise, collect, organize, describe, make available, and preserve records related to Illinois College. Collected materials include official records from governing boards, campus offices, committees, and faculty and student organizations, as well as unique campus publications. Additionally, the archives serve as a resource for the community as a learning laboratory - welcoming classes, visitors, and researchers from near and far.
About Illinois College:
Illinois College is a residential, private liberal arts college located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 70 miles northeast of Saint Louis, Missouri, and 30 miles west of Springfield, the Illinois state capitol. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. Illinois College promotes academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity through an increasingly diverse student population, currently comprised of 26 percent underrepresented students. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and charact...er needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success.
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