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Student work & fellowship opportunities at FHL

Student Employment

The Friends Historical Library typically employs 4-6 students each semester and during the summers. Most of our hiring is done in the spring semester, around spring break, when we hire students to work 20-35 hours/week during the summer. Sometimes we hire additional students at the beginning of the fall semester. Students typically work 4-8 hours/week during the academic year. Check JobX to see if opportunities are currently available.

Research Fellowship Opportunities

The Friends Historical Library offers a Moore Student Fellowship, which provides a $600 stipend for students to complete a 30-hour fellowship researching a topic of their choosing using resources available in our collections, or in Swarthmore College Peace Collection (SCPC) or Swarthmore College Archives (SCA). Applications are due annually in March. Information on the Moore Student Fellowship is available here

Summer Research Opportunity

Unfortunately, the Friends Historical Library will not be able to hire via the Summer Research Opportunities program for 2023 due to planned construction in McCabe. We anticipate hiring two student Black History & Genealogy Project Assistants in summer 2024.