Archival Internships


This internship provides a great opportunity for interested students to receive a well-rounded archival experience. Interns will work with archivists and research analysts covering several facets of the job. Additionally, interns gain a better understanding of the PA House of Representatives and its Members.

View our Internship Brochure for more details on the program.

Apply Here


Specific projects will be outlined at the beginning of the internship. Some of the learning opportunities will include:


  • Learn the proper means of housing archival objects.
  • Determine the arrangement and description of select collections.
  • Understand the ideas of appraisal and sampling.
  • Develop finding aids for processed collections.


  • Learn proper scanning and uploading techniques.
  • Create metadata for digitized objects.

    Visitor Services

  • Gain knowledge of resources available in the House Archives to assist researchers.
  • Assist in answering research requests via phone, email, or in-person.

    General Information

  • 13-week paid internship
  • Full-time summer internship opportunities
  • Full- or part-time internship opportunities in fall and spring


  • At the time of the internship, students must:
  • Attend a college or university in Pennsylvania OR be a resident of Pennsylvania.
  • Be a second-semester junior, senior, or graduate student.
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA.


    Candidates should submit the following material to Jennifer Ott at

  • Completed application (click here)
  • Current resume
  • Official college transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

Semester Dates

Further questions? Please contact:

Jennifer Ott


Our Office

The House Archives is located

in Room 628 of the Irvis

Office Building in Harrisburg.

Mailing Address

Pennsylvania House of Representatives House

House Post Office

House Box 202220

Harrisburg, PA 17120-2220.

Business Hours

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Additional hours available on request.

Contact Us

For House and Senate Calendars, bill text and other legislative information, visit Session Information on the PA General Assembly's web site.