The Harriet Jacobs Papers



The Harriet Jacobs Papers offers internships for the spring and fall semesters and during the summer. Interns will assist the project staff in preparing the papers for publication, acquiring experience in research and historical editing. Their responsibilities may include conducting research and writing research reports, helping to transcribe and proofread documents, and helping to secure permission to publish the documents.

Applicants should be detail-oriented, have strong research, writing, and computer skills, and possess some background in African-American history or literature, women’s history, or women’s studies. Unfortunately, because of budget constraints, we are unable to offer payment for internships. We encourage applicants to search out their own sources of funding or to determine if they can receive credit for their work from their academic institution.

Summer interns work from 15-20 hours a week. Interns for the fall and spring semesters work from 10-15 hours a week. The project office’s hours are from 9-5, Monday through Friday. Interns can schedule part of their research for weekend or weeknight hours, though they must have some availability during the week. There is some flexibility in scheduling; for instance, an intern could work full time for a month.

The office is located in the Department of English at Pace University’s New York City campus in downtown Manhattan, just across the street from City Hall and the Woolworth Building. Visit for information about the school; visit for information about our neighborhood.

There is a possibility that summer interns could rent housing through Pace in downtown Manhattan. Prices vary depending on the type of accommodation selected. Summer interns may also be able to secure housing through New York University, which is located near Pace, in Greenwich Village. (For information on summer housing at NYU, visit :

For further information or to obtain an application form, please contact:

Dr. Kate Culkin, Associate Editor, The Harriet Jacobs Papers, Department of English, Pace University, 41 Park Row, Room 1505, New York, NY 10038,, Phone:(212) 346-1415, Fax:(212) 346-1754