Boone Special Collections and Archives: Internships and Employment


Special Collections Interns at Pepperdine have the unique opportunity to work hands-on with original, historical materials and to complete a professional project that correlates with their academic interests and professional goals. Internships are offered to Pepperdine students in any major and to graduate students in library and information science from any institution. Others who are interested in the internship program should consult us as we can often accommodate other circumstances. Course credit is offered.

Internships are ideally suited to anyone pursuing a career in library or information science, archival studies, museum studies, digital humanities, history, English, religion, art history, and related fields. Projects will be customized based on conversations with the intern and current departmental needs, and may include activities such as processing an archival collection, creating collection guides, or performing preservation tasks. Special Collections staff will provide training and guidance throughout the project, and will offer professional support to students as they move into their careers. Beginning in Fall 2017, interns will have the opportunity to work in a newly renovated, state-of-the-art special collections facility.

To apply for an internship, please contact us with a resume, a paragraph expressing the reasons for your interest in an internship, and your desired semester or term. We will follow up to schedule an in-person meeting.

Student Employment

Special Collections Student Assistants (paid positions) gain valuable job experience while working with unique, historic materials. We are a collaborative, supportive team and we welcome any Pepperdine student to apply to join us in our work of preserving cultural heritage materials. Attention to detail and organizational skills are especially desired. Please see this InfoGuide for information on how to apply.

Digitization assistant

special collections student worker

Jenna working in Special Collections