Musselman Library seeks Fortenbaugh Interns

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Photo credit: Gettysburg College

If you or someone you know might be interested in librarianship, Musselman Library is currently searching for Gettysburg College students to fill two Fortenbaugh Internships: one in Research and Instruction and one in Special Collections.  These internships are paid at $8.50 an hour for 6-8 hours a week during the spring semester.

Research and Instruction interns will work alongside librarians at the Research Help Desk, assist with selecting titles for the collection, and help plan special events.

Special Collections interns will learn how to handle documents, photographs, and artifacts after they are donated to an archive or museum, as well as how archivists, museum curators, and librarians keep track and make sense of these collections.

The internships are funded through the generosity of Robert ’44 and Esther Kenyon Fortenbaugh ’46 and the Fortenbaugh family to allow students to not only explore career opportunities, but also to strengthen research, communication, and other skills by working alongside librarians and archivists.

Recent interns have gone on to pursue graduate work in library and information science, archives and records management, History, American Studies, and other disciplines. Former interns are now working in libraries, archives, museums, and academic publishing.

For more information and application directions visit: http://www.gettysburg.edu/library/information/general/internships/students/index.dot.

Melanie Fernandes ’16, served as a Fortenbaugh Intern in Special Collections in Spring of 2015. She notes of the experience, “This internship offered me the opportunity to work with history in a unique way. While working with archival collections not only was I able to build my own personal historical knowledge, I also learned to think critically about how users engage with history and what it really means to preserve materials for future generations.” Melanie now works as the Holley Intern at Musselman Library. Feel free to contact her for more information.

Applications are due Friday, November 11.

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