Upcoming Internship Opportunities for 2014

Are you looking to build up your experience in the history and culture of the book?
Are you interested in libraries, book making, or conservation?
Are you finding that you aren’t learning the skills you need inside the classroom?
Are unsure of where to even start?

A practical internship might be able to help you navigate some of these issues. The following opportunities have recently come to our attention. Most are unpaid, but if you are a Brown undergraduate student, there are several funding options available to you through Brown’s Career Lab.

Morgan Conservatory Eastern Papermaking Internship 2014


  • Cleveland, OH
  • 6 months, February – July
  • Assistance with relocation and finding outside funding
  • Learn Korean papermaking skills at the only Hanji Studio in North America
  • Applications due on Jan 3, 2014

Newberry Library

The Center for Book Arts

  • New York, NY facebook
  • Studio internships for art and design students, curatorial/cataloging internships for students interested in museums and libraries
  • Opportunity to develop individual projects
  • Additional experience available in graphic design, development and marketing
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis

New-York Historical Society

  • New York, NY nyhs_logo
  • Opportunities available in library conservation, collections, and decorative arts
  • Applications due December 29, 2013

L. Tom Perry Special Collections Rare Book Internship

  • Provo, UT
  • Survey existing book collections to create descriptive bibliographies and research guides.
  • Identify items for possible acquisition using dealer catalogs and other sources.
  • Applications encouraged 3 months before desired start date

Don’t see anything you like? Bear in mind that many of the best internships happen through personal connections or through taking the initiative to contact an institution you admire. For information about the types of organizations and centers active in fields of book history, arts and culture, take a look at the Watts Program Resources Page.

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