Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Opportunity: Unpaid archives/museum internship - free housing

The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph Archives in Maple Mount, Kentucky is seeking a college student interested in a summer internship who is presently enrolled in an archives, museum, humanities or liberal arts program. This intern will be responsible for cataloging museum artifacts belonging to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph. The candidate should demonstrate an interest in archival/museum work and understand the importance of preserving our cultural heritage. The internship will last 10 weeks during the summer of 2013 with a negotiable start date.

  • Actively pursuing an undergraduate or graduate education in archival management, museum studies or history
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • Quick learner with ability to take direction
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Deep sense of responsibility and confidentiality
  • While this is an unpaid internship, we will work with the candidate and his/her academic institution to provide the necessary information to grant academic credit. Free housing at Brescia University is offered to the candidate.
  • The candidate must show proof of medical insurance and have reliable transportation. A background check will be conducted.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Sarah Patterson at Applications received by April 6, 2013 will be given first consideration.

The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are a vibrant group of women who minister to the needs of the communities in which they serve, in areas such as education, pastoral ministry, nursing, social justice and a variety of other arenas where they have been called by God. Founded in 1874, Mount Saint Joseph is situated on a beautiful campus 15 miles west of Owensboro, Kentucky. To learn more about the community and archives, please visit

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