Rare Book Survey Internship

Simmons Graduate Internship Program

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Rare Book Handling
  • Completion of previously developed survey
  • Research into provenance and value of library items

In addition, at the completion of the internship, with assistance and input from appropriate staff, the student will present a synopsis of the project to an audience of The Henry Ford staff.


Required Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate-level program with an archival or library focus
  • Experience with MS Excel

Additional desirable credentials:

  • Rare Book Handling Experience
  • Familiarity with MARC records
  • Research Skills

Successful completion of the internship will give the student experience with:

  • Rare Book collections
  • MARC records
  • Special Collection Policies
  • Provenance Research
  • Working relationship with a Special Collections library team

The deadline for application is Friday, March 4, 2022 (postmarked or emailed by 11:59 PM EST).

Please submit inquiries, letter(s) of application, résumé or CV and letters of recommendation to HistoryInternship@TheHenryFord.org or Sophia Kloc, Office Administrator and Simmons Internship Coordinator, The Henry Ford 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029.


Program information and complete application requirements available at thf.org/about/grants.aspx.