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Employment

Collections Survey Internship

The Drexel College of Medicine Legacy Center is offering a paid internship working with collections on the history of women in medicine, women’s health, and the history of homeopathic medicine. The primary focus of the internship will be conducting a collections survey, working closely with staff archivists. The intern will gain experience in all aspects of the survey process including planning, research and preservation assessment, processing prioritization, and use of ArchivesSpace. We offer a small and supportive environment with the potential for exposure to additional tasks/areas of responsibility.

The Legacy Center, Archives & Special Collections holds and manages materials related to the 165+ year history of Drexel’s medical school and its predecessor institutions, Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, including collections on the history of women in medicine, women’s health, and homeopathic medicine. Please visit http://drexel.edu/legacycenter for further information. We are located on Drexel’s Queen Lane campus in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, easily reached by shuttle, regional rail, or car.

This is a fixed term position totaling 375-840 hours, working 16-39 hours weekly on a flexible schedule Monday-Friday. The bulk of the work will be on-site, with remote work supported as possible. $18-$20/hourly; no benefits. There is a possibility the position could increase in hours and scope.

Qualifications

Current or recently graduated graduate student in library and information science, public history, history, or related field. Ability to synthesize and summarize data; ability to work independently and collaboratively; demonstrated communication skills and initiative; strong organizational and computer skills; ability to attend to detail. Work requires reaching overhead, climbing on stools/ladders, and lifting up to 40 lbs.

Applications will be reviewed starting October 18, 2021. 

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and professional references to Margaret Graham: mmg24@drexel.edu.