Princeton University Library

Organization Website


Internship Position

Library & Archives Research Assistant


Maximum Number of Positions



ASAP Pathway

Scholar Pathway


Supervising Mentors

Valencia Johnson, Project Archivist for Student Life

Sara Howard, Librarian for Gender & Sexuality Studies and Student Engagement


Contact Email Addresses

[email protected]

[email protected]


Position Description

The Library unit provides scholarly resources for the university community. We aspire to be an active and creative partner within Princeton University and across the global community by curating pertinent resources and engaging in emerging forms of teaching, learning, and research in ways that explicitly support diversity, equity, and inclusion. The student researcher will have the opportunity to explore primary source creation with processing oral history interviews and creating a secondary resource in the form of a libguide for the LGBTQIA periodicals and ephemera collection. The student researcher would work with a variety of library staff. They will be working most closely with staff in special collections and research services but will also work with library communications staff on a blog or website post, learn about library metadata services, meet with other library summer interns (not part of ASAP) and connect with campus partners who regularly work with the library. 



This internship welcomes all eligible applicants, including Mountainview Community students.


Skills You Will Need to Begin This Position
  • Attention to Detail
  • Strong Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Time Management


Skills You Will Develop
  • Experience in Archival Processing
  • Project Management
  • Strong Foundation in Academic Archives & Libraries
  • Stronger Communication Skills


Careers Related to This Internship
  • Academic Libraries, Archives
  • Academic & Scholarly Research
  • Oral History


How to Apply 

Submit the following in a single email to [email protected] and [email protected], using the subject "ASAP Internship Application":

  1. A CV or résumé
  2. A cover letter explaining your interest in working with the Library

You must also complete the ASAP Personal Information Form, and indicate there that you are applying to this internship.

Candidates selected as finalists should be available for a brief conversation via Zoom.