Intern needed to assist the Joseph Smith Papers in the Publications Division of the Church History Department with historical and textual research for volumes in the Papers’ Documents series. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for someone interested in pursuing a career in history. We are looking for a motivated, energetic, and skilled individual to join our team!
This is a paid internship, which is anticipated to last one year (12 months). This position is a part-time (approximately 28 hours per week) hourly, nonexempt position. The candidate must be currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from (within the last 12 months), an undergraduate- or graduate-degree program. Preference will be given to those with master’s degrees and/or in doctoral programs in history, religious studies, or related discipline.
Responsibilities • Duties will include research related to document analysis (textual and documentary intention, production, transmission, and reception) and contextual annotation of documents (identifications and explanations). Research will involve work in primary and secondary sources for early nineteenth-century America and early Mormonism. Work will include general assistance to volume editors. • Intern will work under the direction of senior Writer/Historian and will receive training and/or day-to-day direction from Joseph Smith Papers staff. • Please attach a vita and writing sample to your application.
Qualifications The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: • Completion of Bachelor’s degree in history, religious studies, or other related field • Knowledge of and training in historical research • Demonstration of excellent research and writing skills • Ability to work in a scholarly and professional environment • Strong organizational, time management, and verbal communication skills • Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments • Creative and flexible • Ability to work in a team, as well as independently • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Available to work 28 hours per week, during regular working hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Worthiness Qualification • Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.
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