The Consumer Reports Processing Intern will primarily arrange and describe archival materials held in the Consumer Reports Archives collections, part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing in the Rubenstein Library. The intern may also participate in outreach, programming, and instruction activities, depending on opportunities and the intern’s abilities and interests.


  • Process paper and photographic materials from the Consumer Reports collections, including arranging, rehousing, and describing archival collections of various sizes. May also sort and describe print, audiovisual, and electronic materials within the Consumer Reports collections.
  • Create collection guides using ArchivesSpace.
  • Create MARC records for collections.
  • Other duties may be assigned relating to Consumer Reports Archives outreach and programming, including social media posts, instruction or pop-up exhibit support, or reference support.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning, and a commitment to creating a culture of inclusion that values and respects diversity of perspective, background, and experience. 


Required: BA/BS and current enrollment or recent graduate in a relevant field or in a Public History or MLS program accredited by the American Library Association, or equivalent.


Required:   None

Preferred:  Experience with archival processing; familiarity with archival theory, principles, and standards such as DACS; familiarity with research in primary sources, strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and respect for privacy and confidentiality; the ability to work independently and efficiently after initial training; ability to work well with other staff members; a strong interest in history, advertising, and/or the consumer movement.

Working Conditions

  • Occasionally moves library materials weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Occasionally works in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible
  • Constantly positions self to process materials
  • Normal office environment
  • Work will be performed onsite

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position. This description is subject to change at any time.

Hiring Rate

$17.00 per hour. The position is not eligible for University fringe benefits or moving, housing, or relocation expenses.


This internship is a temporary, part-time position available for up to 19 hours per week from August 2021 - July 2022, with the possibility of extension. Hours are flexible within a M-F, 8:30-5:00 work week, but interns are expected to set and maintain a consistent schedule.


Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its branches: Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Lilly, and Music and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort.  Duke’s library holdings of 6.1 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. We believe that when we understand, celebrate, and tap into our uniqueness to creatively solve problems and address shared goals, our possibilities are limitless. Duke University Libraries value diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and background and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references should be submitted at: Search for requisition ID # 105633. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.