Themis Brown Reading Room Internship


The Morgan Library & Museum invites applications for the Themis Brown Reading Room Internship. Responsibilities include but are not limited to sorting, paging, and reshelving reference books and other secondary source materials, including microfilms and internal files, as well as inputting and updating electronic records. The intern will also work on other library projects and miscellaneous office tasks as assigned. The intern will work primarily in the Sherman Fairchild Reading Room. Candidates must be committed to working two to three days per week, for a period of at least one year.


The ideal candidate will be intellectually curious, detail oriented, and enthusiastic about the Morgan Library & Museum’s collections. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply. An interest in western art, history, literature, and the history of the book is desirable. Applications are especially welcomed from graduate students enrolled in Library Science or Archives programs, who are interested in working in a special collections, research, or museum library environment. Candidates with other relevant graduate or work experience will also be considered. Reading knowledge of French, German, Italian, Latin, or other languages represented in the Morgan’s collections is desirable, as is previous library, archives, or museum experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software required; Photoshop experience preferred. Tasks may include lifting, bending, and reaching boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 lbs. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are able to contact only those candidates whose skills and background best fit our needs.


Competitive hourly rate.

To apply: 

Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to: Human Resources at: