Assist the Global Support and Acquisitions Division (GS&A) of the Church History Department in collecting, preserving, and sharing Church history throughout the world. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for someone interested in pursuing a career in history or library/archival science. We are looking for a motivated, energetic, and organized individual to join our team!
This paid internship is anticipated to last one year (12 months). This position is a part-time (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 history/MLIS students, or those who are English majors working on an editing certificate.
Intern will learn and be exposed to:
- Archives research, acquisition of records, and processing records – with heavy emphasis on records processing techniques that align with Church History Department standards
- The Church History Department’s worldwide documentation program
The Intern will be responsible to fulfill the following tasks:
- Provide assistance to the full-time GSA staff – research, errands, etc.
- Edit materials received from Church History Advisers around the globe
- Quality-check and provide feedback on oral histories
- Assist GSA staff in training and managing GSA missionaries
- Assist in the acquisition process, as needed
Intern will work under the direction of Church archivists and historians and will receive training and/or day-to-day direction from them.
The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Bachelor’s degree (or senior looking to graduate within 6 months) in history, international studies, anthropology, religious studies, or a related field
- Self-motivated and dependable
- Excellent English and editorial skills
- French, German, or Central or Eastern European language skills, both written and verbal, preferred
- Leadership and training experience
- High degree of organizational skills, including scheduling and managing multiple projects
- High proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
- Experience with historical research methods, oral histories, and a strong interest in global Mormonism preferred
- Familiarity with European and/or African cultures helpful
Available to work 28 hours per week. There is flexibility in specific scheduling (especially if you are attending school), but work must be accomplished between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.