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University of Connecticut University Libraries Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

Graduate Internships

Archives & Special Collections supports an annual summer internship program for UConn graduate students. Individuals selected as interns will receive a stipend*. Internship appointments are full time positions (approximately 35 hours/week) for ten weeks. Interns will work on projects chosen by Archives & Special Collections' staff in accordance with established processing priorities. Although the staff will attempt to assign projects within an intern's area of interest, assignments are not guaranteed. Intern projects will usually involve increasing access to collections through the arrangement and description of collections using accepted archival practices and techniques. Interns can expect to acquire significant knowledge about Archives & Special Collections and its holdings, archival practices and their practical application to primary source materials.

*Please Note: The stipend is gross income. All taxes and other withholdings will affect the actual stipend, dependent upon interns' tax status at the time of employment.

Application Information

The submission deadline for graduate applications is the second Friday in April, with an announcement date of early May.

Undergraduate Human Rights Internships

Archives & Special Collections offers semester long internships during the academic year for undergraduate students enrolled in the Human Rights Minor. Human Rights Internships are unpaid, but interns are eligible for academic credit for their work. The intern will work on projects chosen by the Curator for Human Rights Collections and Archives & Special Collections staff in accordance with established processing priorities. Although the staff will attempt to assign projects within an intern's area of interest, assignments are not guaranteed. Intern projects will involve materials in the Human Rights or Alternative Press Collections, and may include increasing access to collections through the arrangement and description of collections using accepted archival practices and techniques. Interns can expect to acquire significant knowledge about Archives & Special Collections and its holdings, archival practices and their practical application to primary source materials.

Application Information

The submission deadline for undergraduate human rights intern applications is the third Friday in April for the following fall semester, or November for the spring semester.