Internship: Syracuse University Library

Syracuse University Library, Preservation Department

Gaylord Brothers Preservation Internship

Location:  Rate of Pay: $5,000 total for 12 week assignment

Hours    37.5 hours per week

Flexible schedule

12 week assignment

Job #     028540

Syracuse University Library is pleased to announce the second Gaylord Brothers Preservation Internship. This grant funded internship is intended to give current graduate students and recent graduates of  preservation/conservation programs the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge of care and treatment of library and archives materials in an academic library.

Interns will also learn about the overall functioning and organization of the Department of Preservation and Conservation and will undertake and complete a project based on their interests and skills, and the needs and capabilities of Syracuse University Library.

The intern will also visit Gaylord Brothers to learn about the archival supply market and see how products are manufactured. To read the experiences of our first intern go to <>

The internship provides a $5,000 stipend (taxable) as well as support for attending the AIC Annual Conference. Gaylord will pay all required registration fees and reasonable expenses, including but not limited to hotel, transportation, and meals. In exchange for accepting this support to attend AIC, the intern will assist in staffing the Gaylord Booth at the conference during breaks.

Applicants should be current students or recent graduates of a program of library/archives preservation administration or conservation, art conservation with some experience in books and paper, or equivalent such as The North Bennet Street School.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate bookbinding and conservation skills with actual treatment examples and documentation before the anticipated start date of this internship. Models may be submitted in addition to the actual treatments.

Applicants must commit to 12 consecutive weeks of full-time employment as interns. Scheduling of the internship dates is flexible.

The intern will offer one hands-on workshop of regional interest at Syracuse University Library .

At the end of the internship, the intern will submit a final article/report about their project that can be used in Library and Gaylord publicity.

To apply for the Gaylord Brothers Preservation Internship please submit the following items along with your online application: cover letter; current resume; and contact information for two professional references (include address, phone number and e-mail address for each reference)

In Addition, the following information must be submitted by email directly to Peter Verheyen @, or can be included as part of your cover letter; your statement of interest (include projects of interest and your long term professional goals); description of your program including requirements and course descriptions (indicating the classes you have completed).

Online application form (required): <>, then “Search Open Positions” in the left navigation menu, then “028540” in the Job # field.

Application Deadline: 01-31-2012


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