CHL Internships: Historic Sites and Joseph Smith Papers

By July 28, 2016

Historic Sites Intern

POSITION

Intern, 28 hours per week, 1 year. Deadline: 8 August 2016

PURPOSES

This successful applicant will work with the full-time staff of the Historic Sites Division of the Church History Department to research and write historical reports regarding the sacred places of the restoration. The Intern will also assist with other projects, as needed. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for someone interested in Church history and for those pursuing a career in the history field. We are looking for a motivated and hardworking self-started to join our team!

This is a paid internship, which is anticipated to last one year (12 months). This position is a part-time (approximately 28 hours per week) hourly, nonexempt position. The candidate must be currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from (within the last 12 months), an undergraduate or graduate degree program.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Intern will learn and be exposed to:

  • Research methodologies and practices
  • Data interpretation, relevancy and proper integration
  • Familiarity with the Historic Sites Program of the Church

The Historic Sites Intern will:

  • Research and assist in the preparation of reports in support of the historic sites program of the Church
  • Assist in gathering ,organizing, and analyzing and interpreting data and its authenticity and relative significance

Intern will work under the direction of a Historic Sites Curator and will have the opportunity to collaborate with various senior staff members.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Current pursuit of, or completion of, bachelor’s or graduate degree in history, or related field
  • Strong research skills and ability to use library catalogs and databases
  • Knowledge of Church history preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Creative, flexible, and detail-oriented
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Available to work 28 hours per week, during regular working hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

WORTHINESS QUALIFICATION

Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.

POSTING NOTICE/MORE INFO.

Please Note: All positions are subject to close without notice.

Close Date: 8 August 2016

Find out more about the many benefits of Church Employment at http://careers.lds.org. Job ID: ID 159473.

Joseph Smith Papers Intern

Position

Paid intern, 28 hours per week, 1 year. Deadline: 26 August 2016

Purposes
Assist the Joseph Smith Papers in the Publications Division of the Church History Department with historical and textual research for volumes in the Papers’ Documents series.  This is an exciting and unique opportunity for someone interested in pursuing a career in history.  We are looking for a motivated, energetic, and skilled individual to join our team!

This is a paid internship, which is anticipated to last one year (12 months). This position is a part-time (approximately 28 hours per week) hourly, nonexempt position. The candidate must be currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from (within the last 12 months), an undergraduate- or graduate-degree program.  Preference will be given to those with master’s degrees and/or in doctoral programs in history, religious studies, or related discipline.
Responsibilities
Duties will include research related to document analysis (textual and documentary intention, production, transmission, and reception) and contextual annotation of documents (identifications and explanations). Research will involve work in primary and secondary sources for early nineteenth-century America and early Mormonism. Work will include general assistance to volume editors.

Intern will work under the direction of senior Writer/Historian and will receive training and/or day-to-day direction from Joseph Smith Papers staff.

Please attach a vita and writing sample to your application.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Completion of Bachelor’s degree in history, religious studies, or other related field
  • Knowledge of and training in historical research
  • Demonstration of excellent research and writing skills
  • Ability to work in a scholarly and professional environment
  • Strong organizational, time management, and verbal communication skills
  • Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
  • Creative and flexible
  • Ability to work in a team, as well as independently
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Available to work 28 hours per week, during regular working hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Worthiness Qualification
Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.
Posting Notice/More Info.
Please Note: All positions are subject to close without notice.

Close date: 26 August 2016. This position is expected to begin in mid-October 2016.

Find out more about the many benefits of Church Employment at http://careers.lds.org. Job ID: 159753

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