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Former graduate intern Chelsea Weathers places collection materials on display for visiting students, including a lock of Edgar Allan Poe's hair.
Photo by Jennifer Tisdale.

Established in 1957, the Harry Ransom Center is one of the preeminent cultural archives in the world, with a major emphasis on the literature and culture of America, Great Britain, and France. The Center preserves more than 42 million manuscripts, one million rare books, five million photographs, and 100,000 works of art and design, including major collections relating to areas such as performing arts and film.

The Ransom Center's graduate internship program provides participants with hands-on experience in the nature and operations of a major humanities research center. This experience will benefit interns in advanced graduate studies, in academic research, and in possible career options.

Eligibility: Interns must have completed an undergraduate degree and must be enrolled 9 hours a semester (3 hours during the summer session) in a Master's or Doctoral program at The University of Texas at Austin for the duration of their appointment.

Terms of Appointment: Interns will be appointed on a semester basis for one year and may apply to renew the internship for a second year. Preference is given to candidates who will be enrolled at the University long enough to complete a two-year term. A commitment to work twenty hours per week in three- or four-hour blocks of time is required. All internship positions are security sensitive.

Interns must hold a Bachelor's degree and will be classified as Graduate Research Assistants at an approximate annual stipend of $15,500. This is an insurance-eligible position with tuition assistance. Further information is available regarding Graduate Research Assistant appointments.

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