Student Jobs

Archives Assistant

Join a team designed to create a better experience for patrons in the Seidman House Special Collections & University Archives! Become a Research Services Assistant and help staff the Reading Room Service Desk.  Excellent customer service skills, enthusiasm for the library and historical materials, and the ability to work carefully on focused tasks are required.  Primary responsibilities include assisting patrons with reference needs, retrieving collection materials for research use, and instructing patrons on proper care and handling of rare and unique materials. Other duties include digitizing and transcribing historic materials and other clerical tasks, as well as assisting as needed with archival processing tasks.

Open positions can be found in the Student Employment Handshake System.


Internships

A limited number of volunteer internships may be offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer terms, and may be taken in coordination with a for-credit internship course (with departmental approval). 

How to Apply

Review the three available internship opportunities above. Please email cover letter and resume to collections@gvsu.edu, by the application deadline for the semester you are applying for. In your cover letter, please clarify what kind of internship experience you are seeking, and why you are interested in the position. If you are seeking an internship for credit, please include the name and contact information of your departmental internship coordinator in your cover letter.

Application Deadlines:

  • Winter Semester: November 30
  • Spring/Summer Semester: April 30
  • Fall Semester: April 30