The Jacob Leisler Institute seeks college undergraduate and graduate student interns to aid in fulfilling the Institute’s mission. These internships provide a great learning opportunity for anyone interested in early modern New York and Atlantic World history, in acquiring documentary editing skills, and in transcribing and translating early modern manuscripts, as well as learning archival and library science skills. Internships are unpaid and offered as a for-credit field-work opportunity through area colleges. The work of student interns is directed by professionals in the fields of history and librarianship and is evaluated as per the school’s requirements.
Each internship is tailored to the needs and interests of the student but might include:
- Assisting in data entry and data compilation.
- Learning to transcribe seventeenth- and eighteenth-century documents. For foreign language students, it also provides an excellent opportunity to work in early modern Dutch, French, and German, as well as Latin, languages.
- Archival and online historical research.
- Cataloging and filing of Institute books, manuscripts, graphic works, and audio-visual materials.
- Assisting in updating the Institute’s social media and contributing to the email newsletter.
Students interested in an internship should consult with their institution and academic program and then contact the Institute by phone or email.
Internships are available year round.
Spring 2021 Intern
Madison is a History student at SUNY New-Paltz specializing in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Fall 2020 Intern
Aiven, our first virtual intern, is a student in the History Department at SUNY New-Paltz.
Spring 2020 Intern
Eric is a graduating senior from SUNY New Paltz.
Spring 2020 Intern
Vincent is completing his studies at Columbia-Greene Community College, and hopes to pursue a history degree.