From Assistant Archivist Nicole Crabbe:
The Moravian Archives offers many internship opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students. Knowledge of the Moravian Church is not required but may be a plus when considering an internship. Though all majors and students are welcome, our internship opportunities may be best suited for students who are studying history, religion, or library/archival sciences.
As an intern you may be involved in several aspects of the Archives:
Processing of archival materials
The Archives is the repository of the records of the Moravian Church, Southern Province, and its members. Our records date back to 1753, however since the Moravian Church is still an active church, we receive new material on a daily basis. These records must be processed by removing all acid filled material and metal. The documents are then placed in archival folders/boxes. A logical inventory must also be created for easy access to materials by researchers.
Though Archival knowledge is not required, good organizational skills are a must. The ability to work independently is also a must.
Both scholarly and family researchers make use of our Archives. On occasion an intern may be asked to sit out front and assist these researchers in locating the appropriate materials. In addition to assisting researchers who come in, answering the phone may also be required.
If you are interested in an internship at the Moravian Archives, please contact Nicole Crabbe via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 336-722-1742.