Work Study and Internships

We are currently not accepting internships until the 2023-2024 academic year. If you would like to be considered for a future internship, please email us at

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, library and information science, or the German language.

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. Since the Moravian Church is still an active church, we receive new material on a daily basis. These records must be arranged for physical preservation in archival folders and boxes and described in a logical inventory according to Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and our (forthcoming) processing manual.

Archival training and expertise are not required, but you must be able to pay close attention to detail, follow instructions well, and work independently.

Assisting researchers

Both scholarly and family researchers make use of our Archives. Interns may be asked to locate and pull materials for in-person researchers, locate and digitize material for remote researchers, and staff the Reading Room during researcher appointments.

If you are interested in an internship at the Moravian Archives, please send an email to