|INFORMATION FOR RESEARCHERS :: EMPLOYING A RESEARCH ASSISTANT
If you are unable to travel to New Haven, you may wish to consider hiring a local research assistant. The terms of employment are between you and your assistant, and Manuscripts and Archives has no involvement in such negotiations. Paid research assistants are welcome to set their own hourly rates. We do require your research assistant to register as a reader and prepay any photocopying charges.
Below you will find a list of avenues to explore to locate such an individual. You will need to be able to describe your research needs succinctly to post to any of these services. Be sure to include any special research skills required, such as languages.
The McDougal Graduate Student Center within Yale's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences maintains e-mail contact with all Yale graduate and professional students. If you send a description of your research needs to McDougal Graduate Student Center, the staff will forward it on to their e-list and will post it on the employment bulletin board.
Yale history students are sometimes interested in temporary employment. You may contact the Department of History at (203) 432-1366 or by writing to P.O. Box 208324, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8324.
The Center for Career Services at Southern Connecticut State University maintains a registry for services wanted, which is available to its entire student body. You can submit a description of your needs in writing to them either at 501 Crescent Street, New Haven CT 06517 or by fax at (203) 392-6541.
If you know someone on the Yale faculty, you might contact that person to see if s/he can recommend an interested student.