Archival Internships and Stipends

Each of the three special collections departments offers internship or stipend opportunities to students who wish to gain experience working with archival collections. Please email or call the designated contact listed on each posting for more information.

Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Short-term Research Stipends

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library advances the research, instructional, and service mission of the University of Georgia by collecting, preserving, and sharing the published and unpublished works that document the history and culture of Georgia. The Hargrett Library promotes the state’s literary, cultural, social, and economic legacy; and it builds collections of distinction in other areas, including natural history, ecology and environmentalism, history of the book, performing arts, women’s history, journalism and print media, and University history. The Hargrett Library and its research centers provide travel grants of up to $1,000 for researchers whose work would benefit from access to the collections held at UGA. Currently, travel grants are available for the following research centers:

  • Hargrett Library Signature Research Stipend
  • James W. Woodruff, Sr. Center for Natural History
  • Stephen E. Draper Center and Archives for the Study of Water Law and Policy
  • Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women
  • Freddy Wittop Center for the Study of Performing Arts
  • George Horace Lorimer Center for Print Media
  • Georgia Writers Hall of Fame

Short-term Research Stipends support projects that present creative approaches, including historical research and documentation projects resulting in dissertations, publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, documentary films, or other multimedia products and artistic works. The research topic must be appropriate to the individual Centers offering travel grants. Applications are due by October 1st for stipend requests for the subsequent calendar year.

Please refer to this pdf for more information: Short Term Research Stipends


Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Richard B. Russell Library Archival Internship

Please refer to this pdf for the 2024 internship opportunity: Russell Summer Internship

If you are interested in a summer internship at the Russell Library, please contact Robert Lay at

About the Richard B. Russell Library

The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies (RBRL), one of three special collections based at the University of Georgia Libraries, serves as a center for the research and study of modern American politics and policymaking. With particular emphasis on the role of Georgia and the U.S. Congress, current collection development and programming initiatives focus on the dynamic relationship of politics, policy, and culture - generated wherever public interest intersects with government.