Brethren Historical Library and Archives Archival Internship

Opportunity Description:

The Brethren Historical Library and Archives (BHLA) has an archival internship program.  The purpose of the program is to develop interest in vocations related to archives and libraries and/or Brethren history. Interns have work assignments at BHLA and opportunities to develop professional contacts. The program provides housing, a stipend, and health insurance.

Work assignments include processing archival materials, writing descriptive inventories, preparing books for cataloging, responding to reference requests, and assisting researchers in the library. Professional contacts may include attending archival and library conferences and workshops, visits to libraries and archives in the Chicago area, and participation in a Brethren Historical Committee meeting.

For additional information about the internship program, contact the Brethren Historical Library and Archives by e-mail at or by phone at 1-800-323-8039, ext. 368.

Minimum Qualifications and/or Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Graduate student preferred or undergraduate with at least two years of college.
  • Interest in history and/or library and archival work.
  • Willingness to work with detail
  • Accurate word processing skills
  • Ability to lift 30 lb. boxes

Application Process: 

Interested candidates please request an application packet from:

Office of Human Resources

Church of the Brethren

1451 Dundee Avenue Elgin, IL 60120


1-800-323-8039, x367


Deadline: Expected April 2020

For more information on this opportunity, please contact: