Internship Opportunity with the LDS Church Historic Sites Department

By January 12, 2010

I received notice of an internship opening with the historic sites division. Having myself interned there, I can say it’s an excellent experience.

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Purpose of Internship: To assist in research and writing tasks associated with the development of historic sites and associated educational materials.

Responsibilities: This position will involve researching and writing reports on assigned topics and other tasks related to historic site development and support.  Intern will work closely with the full-time staff of the historic sites group.

Basics: Full paid internship (?$11.50/hr).  Position will be held January-December 2010.


·         History major or related subject preferred

·         Excellent writing ability; background in historical research preferred

·         Pro-active problem-solver, eager to contribute

·         Excellent organizational skills and ability to simplify complex information

·         Detail-oriented

·         Great inter-personal skills

Currently a college student or college graduate with plans to attend graduate school.


: Library and Records

Primary Location

: UT-Salt Lake City


: Historic Sites


: No

Job Posting

: Jan 8, 2010

Unposting Date

: Jan 15, 2010

Job Type

: Intern

Pay Basis

: Monthly


: US Dollar (USD)

Please Note

: All positions are subject to close without notice

Article filed under Miscellaneous


  1. Thanks for the heads up, Jared.

    Comment by Ryan T — January 12, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

  2. What was it like, Jared?

    Comment by Steve Fleming — January 12, 2010 @ 5:16 pm

  3. I interned twice with the Historic Sites Group, and had nothing but positive experiences.

    Comment by Ben — January 12, 2010 @ 6:57 pm

  4. Steve, it was great. The Church has a one year limit on internships (trust me, I’ve tried to get around it by going to different departments), and I took my year from Feb. 2008-Feb. 2009. I first worked under Mark Staker with some items he was researching in Harmony, Penn. in anticipation of developing that as a historic site. Other interns with more editing experience worked on the site guides that missionaries use at a given site. Means that those who do that get to work with correlation! You meet great people and work with other great interns. I was fortunate to overlap with Ben and Stan and JI alum Heidi for a time and we had a blast as I remember. Part way though I switched to the museum exhibits department and did research on the Church in Mexico in anticipation for an exhibit that is under construction. The staff is great.

    Comment by Jared T — January 12, 2010 @ 7:14 pm

  5. I’ll echo Ben and Jared’s positive comments on interning for the Church History Department. I am currently an intern in the Library, and it’s been a great way to engage in Church history and interact with some of the leading scholars in the field. I’m excited for whoever fills this new position for Historic Sites!

    Comment by Ardis S. — January 12, 2010 @ 8:48 pm


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