We deliver a 40 hour archives practicum to students enrolled in archival or library science studies. The practicum for runs three hours per week over four months. It is combination of webinars, assigned readings, in-house instruction, and hands-on practice in the areas of preservation, arrangement, description, digitization, and digital preservation. Students may have the opportunity to conduct research in support of reference inquiries, or to assist with an exhibit. To apply for the practicum, send your resume and a cover letter to the Congregational Archivist who will arrange an interview time with you.
Students who complete the archives practicum have an advantage in that they are able to add real work experience in an archive to their resume. They also receive ongoing mentorship and references from the Congregational Archivist upon completion of the practicum.
In addition to the archives practicum program, we also invite students to take part in our 40 hour medical artifacts cataloguing project, which we deliver in conjunction with St. Joseph’s Hospital. This project is to preserve the St. Joseph’s Hospital and School of Nursing Artifact Collection. Students receive training in basic museum registration methods, including labelling, cataloguing, photographing, and researching artifacts. The medical artifacts cataloguing project is 40 hours in duration, one-half day per week, over a period of four months. To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to the Congregational Archivist who will arrange an interview time with you.