The Historical Commission of the US and Canadian Mennonite Brethren Churches announces one “Summer 2019 Archival Internship,” designed to give a US or Canadian college or seminary student practical archival experience at each of the four Mennonite Brethren archival institutions in North America. Spanning five weeks during May and June (exact dates to be determined), the intern will spend a week at each of the MB archives (Winnipeg, Hillsboro, Fresno, and Abbotsford).
Each archival site will host the intern, providing orientation to the context and collection, and involve the intern in its ongoing projects. In addition to experiencing a functioning archive, the intern will gather stories, images, and video during the four weeks related to particular themes in Mennonite Brethren church history, spending the fifth week producing a report that is compelling and image-rich – one that promotes the mission of church archives. Airline travel and accommodations will be provided by the Historical Commission. The internship comes with a stipend of $1,000. Preference will be given to students affiliated with an MB church in the US or Canada.
To apply, send the following materials by February 4, 2019, to Jon Isaak, Executive Secretary, Historical Commission, 1310 Taylor Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 3Z6:
a statement indicating why/how the internship would be helpful to you;
a statement outlining your research interests in Mennonite Brethren church history;
a vitae; and
one letter of recommendation.
The internship award will be announced March 4, 2019, allowing scheduling to be made in consultation with the intern. The Selection Committee may choose not to award the internship, if none of the applications is deemed acceptable.