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The University Archives and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts are part of the Penn Libraries. The Archives is the repository for the records and artifacts that document the history of the University of Pennsylvania. The Kislak Center’s collections (over 300,000 printed books and codices and over 14,000 linear feet of modern manuscripts) span the ancient world to the contemporary era and are global in scope.

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In the summer of 2024, staff members from the University Archives and the Kislak Center will work with interns on a variety of projects. Interns will learn about collection organization and staff responsibilities. They may assist with onsite work in reading rooms and with collection management projects. Students will work collectively on several ongoing projects, and they will also have the opportunity to pursue independent projects and share them. Interns are expected to work in person, Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 5:00pm. We encourage students with strong interests in primary-source research materials, regardless of academic subject, to apply.

For more information, contact John Pollack.

Application Procedure

To apply for this or any other SHIP internship, please follow the instructions at the Summer Humanities Internship Program homepage.