Princeton University Library & Archives Research Assistant

Position Description


The Princeton University 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 research assistants will have the opportunity to explore primary sources and other research materials to help create a teaching collection on LGBTQIA+ campus community. Research assistants will work alongside their Princeton campus mentors, along with other professionals in the field, on the development of a conference program which focuses on gender and sexuality in the library and archives profession and will be invited to join the conference. The research assistants will have the opportunity to meet with other library summer interns and connect with campus partners who regularly work with the library.


Apply By May 5th 11:59 PM EDT.


Internship Position

Library & Archives Research Assistant


Maximum Number of Positions



Supervising Mentors

Valencia Johnson, Project Archivist for Student Life

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


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



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


Materials Needed to Apply

  1. A cover letter explaining your interest in working with the Library
  2. Candidates selected as finalists should be available for a brief conversation via Zoom.

Apply By May 5th 11:59 PM EDT.


Contact Information 

Should you have questions or concerns about this internship, please reach out to Valencia Johnson and/or Sara Howard.