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Contracted Student Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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Off-cycle Internship

Business, Operations & Strategy•Boston


  • The Special Collections Department is offering part-time internship position to assist with reference, accessions, cataloging, and other special projects. Candidate should be able to work between the hours of 9-5 Monday-Friday.
  • Since the early nineteenth century, the State Library has collected materials that reflect Massachusetts’ government, culture and history, and continues to maintain the most comprehensive collection of Massachusetts state publications in existence. Its collection has been carefully and thoughtfully gathered for almost 200 years, and it forms a tremendous resource for all areas of Massachusetts research. The Library has an active program to make its collections available through public programs and digitization.
  • The State Library’s Special Collections Department includes items that need special care due to their age, fragility, or format. Holdings comprise rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, newspapers, tax valuations, architectural drawings, prints and photographs, scrapbooks, and souvenirs. The collection is particularly strong in nineteenth and twentieth-century city directories, maps, and atlases.


  • As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • The successful candidate will assist staff, helping on-site patrons, answering telephone and written inquiries. Duties will expose the candidate to best practices in a unique archival setting processing small collections, appraisal of the Library’s archival records, inventories and re-housing of historical materials, collection surveys, and digitization.


Work type

Part time

Work mode


Application deadline

Jun 30, 2024