The Harry N. Baetjer III Junior Fellows Program at the Research Library of the Delaware Historical Society

Our Research Library is pleased to announce the Harry N. Baetjer III Junior Fellows Program, a paid summer internship for students entering the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. The Library will select five fellows in 2018 after a competitive application and interview process. Through hands-on work with the Society’s extensive collections of manuscripts, photographs, maps, newspapers, and more, fellows can expect to gain vital experience in collections management and historical research. Projects will be assigned according to fellows’ interests and the Library’s needs.

About Harry Baetjer

Harry N. Baetjer III retired from the Tower Hill School in 2017 after 47 years of service. He was a member of the history faculty and served as Dean of Students, Head of the Upper School, and Associate Head of School during the course of his career. The 2018 Baetjer Program was made possible by a generous gift from Michelle and David Shepherd.

Application Deadline

March 31, 2008

How to apply

Follow the link below to begin your online application. No cover letter or resumé is necessary; the webform will give you an opportunity to describe your interests and aptitude as they pertain to the Baetjer Program. A select number of applicants will then be invited to join us for an interview.

Application Form

Letter of Recommendation

In addition to your online application, please ask a teacher, mentor, or supervisor to evaluate your academic abilities, work ethic, and/or aptitude for the program. Please refer your recommender to this page for information on the program. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Brenton Grom, Curator of Special Collections and Head of Library Academic Programs, at


Your individual work as a Baetjer Fellow will total 72 hours between June and August, to be scheduled at the time you sign your contract. You’ll also be asked to attend a group orientation in June and to give a brief presentation on your work in August. These components will be scheduled according to mutual availability. All components of the program will take place at the Delaware Historical Society’s Wilmington campus, in the 500 block of North Market Street.


$599, issued upon completion of the program. If you wish to log community service hours in lieu of the stipend, please indicate this on your application form.