Academic Library Internship-California

Approximate Date of Posting: 7/27/2017

Position: Academic Library Intern

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Company/Organization  University of Southern California

The University of Southern California in Los Angeles is offering two (2) semester long on-site internships in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Schedule/Hours:  approximately 8-9 hours/week.

Time Frame:  Fall 2017 &Spring 2018 Semesters

Compensation $15/hour, & Parking



  1. Help us develop a suite of library services geared toward freshman populations and/or first generation students at USC. This internship will provide you with experience working with several different departments within an academic library.
  2. Explore science and engineering librarianship through a series of projects that connect library services to discipline-specific populations at USC. This internship will include the opportunity to attend a related professional conference. Interest or background in the sciences preferred. 

Successful applicants must demonstrate interest in libraries and understanding of work-place collegiality, be able to work independently, and be self-directed.

POC:  If interested, submit a CV or resume and a letter of interest to Stacy Williasm, Please indicate which internship you are applying for.

CONTACT: Ruth Wallach, Director of Arts and Humanities Libraries
PHONE 1: 213 740 6917


Deadline: August 21, 2017


Approximate Date of Posting: 7/27/2017


Location: New York, New York


The Medical Library at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center seeks a current MLS student or recent graduate for a full-time (“contract”) position supporting Synapse <>, MSK’s institutional repository of publications.

The MSK Library supports Memorial Sloan Kettering’s mission to improve patient care, support clinical and laboratory research, and enhance education. We select, acquire and provide relevant scientific and medical information. Customized training programs are available to optimize access to information.  We are committed to outstanding service and to implementing innovations that meet the needs of our users.

Schedule/Hours: Hours are Monday thru Friday, 9am-5pm or 8am-4pm (depending on shift coverage).

Time Frame:  renewable annually.

Compensation  position pays an hourly rate with limited benefits and is renewable annually.



The Special Project Librarian is a contract position reporting to the Associate Librarian, Technology Initiatives. The candidate’s primary role will be to verify and maintain records for Synapse <>, MSK’s institutional repository of publications.  Responsibilities include:


  • Entering and editing data in the database
  • Searching the web for authoritative sources of publication information
  • Investigating data discrepancies and contacting database vendors
  • Analyzing gray literature and other obscure and non-standardized publications
  • Exploring internal and external resources to identify authors and their affiliations
  • Comparing records to identify and resolve duplicates
  • Maintaining clear documentation for pending cases and system errors
  • Working with colleagues to balance the daily workload and continue developing standardization rules
  • Other tasks as assigned

The candidate will also be responsible for covering 4-hr shift at the reference desk, as well as other shifts as needed.  This includes answering phones, checking materials in/out, helping clients locate print and digital collections, monitoring physical spaces, and maintaining printers, photocopiers and other library equipment.


  • At least 12 credits towards a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to maintain focus and attention to detail regardless of task
  • Adaptable to changing work environments and departmental priorities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred:  Experience working with institutional repositories, abstracting and indexing databases (PubMed, Scopus, ISI Web of Science, etc) and integrated library systems (Innovative Millennium)

Recent MLS graduates are encouraged to apply.

POC Interested applicants should send their resumes to the attention of:

Bernadette Joe (



Deadline: Unspecified

Fall 2017 ALA Washington Office Practicum/Field Study

Approximate Date of Posting: 7/26/2017

Position: Government Relations Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Company/Organization  American Library Association

ALA Washington Office

The American Library Association’s Washington Office provides executive leadership and administrative support to the Office of Government Relations (OGR) and the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), in addition to conducting media outreach and public relations efforts. The Washington Office also builds coalitions and partnerships with Washington-based representatives of other groups with interests similar to the library community.

Office of Government Relations

As part of the ALA Washington Office, the Office of Government Relations (OGR) is charged with following and influencing legislation, policy and regulatory issues of importance to the library field and its public. In coordination with its sister office, the Office for Information Technology Policy, OGR works to ensure that libraries are consistently involved in the legislative and policy decision-making processes by:

Informing government of the needs and concerns of the library community;

Providing library supporters with up-to-date information on government actions or proposals;

Building coalitions with Washington-based representatives of other groups with similar concerns; and

Developing grassroots networks to lobby legislators and further library interests.

The Office of Government Relations covers a broad range of issues including, but not limited to: appropriations, copyright, library programs, government information, privacy, and telecommunications.

Schedule/Hours: Flexible

Time Frame:  Unspecified

Compensation Practicum Experience

Source: UMD Ischool discussion list


Practicum Responsibilities

  • Perform research for relevant material to add to the Morning News Summary and the ALA Washington Office Newsline.

The Morning News Summary and the ALA Washington Office Newsline are the internal and external vertical files, respectively. Under the supervision of the Information Manager, the practicum student will research periodicals, trade publications, news reports and websites for articles of interest to the population served by the WO and will add these resources to the News Summary and the Newsline, and possibly prepare materials for ALA’s social media channels, working closely with our communications specialist.

  • Answer virtual reference questions via email
    The Information Manager (in this case, Emily Wagner) will forward questions and requests for information to the practicum student and ask that they draft a response. The Information Manager will scrutinize the response prior to answering the question ensuring that it is an appropriate response.
  • Perform research on libraries in congressional districts

The Information Manager—and the Washington Office broadly—is continually seeking material that relates to our lobbying and advocacy efforts. We collect materials for use and research purposes on local libraries and their programs. The collection is used by (but not limited to): our lobbyists, librarians attempting to answer a reference question from a staffer, member, or patron; outside researchers; ALA members; and advocates or other members of the public. Under the supervision of the Information Manager, the student will assist in the finding and cataloging of the material.

Application Requirements

A short personal statement (approximately 150 words) addressing the following:

  • A statement of your interest in aninternship and what you hope to gain from the experience
  • A short biography describing your background, personal history, interests and track (if declared)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Transcripts (unofficial is fine)

Names and email address of two professional references (1 must be academic)

POC Emily Wagner: , or 202-403-8221


Deadline: Unspecified

Fall 2017 Library Intern-Disney-New York

Approximate Date of Posting: 7/23/2017

Position: Library Intern

Location: New York

Company/Organization  Marvel Entertainment

Marvel is looking for interns to run its in-house library. Interns will help with the cataloging, upkeep and circulation of the company’s vast catalog of comics and trades

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

Schedule/Hours: Unspecified- consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session

Time Frame:  consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session

Compensation Unspecified

Source: Link UP

Description: Basic Qualifications

Marvel library interns must have a strong interest in library science with a clear understanding of the cataloging and care of comics. Interns must be able to work independently and solve problems. Marvel prefers students who have had experience working in a library.

  • All candidates must be eligible to work in the US.
  • All candidates must be at least 18 years old.
  • All candidates must be available during the months of September through December.
  • All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.
  • All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Resume must outline other internships, degrees earned, work experience, related clubs and organizations, current major course of study, expected graduation date and extracurricular activities.
  • Cover letter must include a personal introduction, and days/times available during internship period.
  • Preferred Junior or Senior-level standing
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Required Education

Library interns should be a college student pursuing a degree in the library sciences.


Deadline: Unspecified

Fall/Spring ’17-’18 Symphony Library Intern-Arizona

Approximate Date of Posting: 7/19/2017

Position: Library Intern

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

The Phoenix Symphony is seeking a Library Intern to assist the library staff. This person will assist the Head Librarian in music preparation, filling musicians’ requests, and provide support during rehearsals and concerts.
Company/Organization  The Phoenix Symphony

Schedule/Hours: 5-10 hours per week

Time Frame:  available for two semesters

Compensation $500 stipend available at the end of each semester



Job Duties:

§ Assist with preparation of parts – marking bowings, cuts, edits, copying, and repairs § Assist in maintenance of catalog and collection § Assist with concert duty as needed § Other duties as assigned


§ Basic knowledge of music theory, history, and terminology § Basic knowledge of orchestral repertoire § Musical performance background preferred § Neat, organized, and an eye for detail § Should be able to work in a fast paced and deadline oriented environment § Ability to lift boxes of music weighing 25-50 lbs is ideal § Hours are flexible, but afternoon availability is preferred. The ideal applicant would be

available for two semesters and commit to 5-10 hours per week.

Compensation: Benefits include a $500 stipend available at the end of each semester, the opportunity to gain great experience, paid parking and free tickets to concerts. This internship may also satisfy requirements for earning college credit. Interested persons should email resume and letter of interest to:

Due to the volume of candidates only top candidates will be contacted for phone or in person interviews.

The Phoenix Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

One North First Street, Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phone: 602.495.1117


Deadline: Unspecified

Fall 2017Archive Intern-Michigan

Approximate date of posting July 19, 2017

 Position: Archive Intern

Location: Dearborn, Michigan

Company/Organization  Carhartt

Carhartt, Inc. Established in 1889, Carhartt is a global premium workwear brand with a rich heritage of developing rugged products for workers on and off the job. Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, with?more than 5,000?associates worldwide, Carhartt is family-owned and managed by the descendants of the company‘s founder, Hamilton Carhartt. For more information, visit

Schedule/Hours 20-24 hours/week

Time Frame Fall term 2017: September 13 to December 15 (13 weeks)

Compensation: Unspecified

Source SAA


The Archive Intern will assist the Brand Archivist & Historian in collecting, preserving, and sharing Carhartt’s 128 year legacy, allowing both associates and customers to forge meaningful connections with the company’s history. This is a unique opportunity for those who have an interest in Carhartt’s long and colorful history, its strong connection to Michigan and the city of Detroit, and its ongoing commitment to workers everywhere. Additionally, this internship will provide distinct opportunities for students with an interest in garment and textile preservation.

This internship provides a unique opportunity to work in an up-and-coming corporate archive that has rapidly become the comprehensive source for reliable information on the history of the company and its products. The work of interns has been integral in growing the archive’s digital collections and establishing foundational processes and procedures for the archive moving forward.

Interns will benefit from exposure to a wide variety of archival tasks. Projects include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Research (e.g. iconic garment histories, corporate history).
  • Implementation of taxonomy/controlled vocabulary.
  • Processing, rehousing and digitization of physical assets.
  • Supporting the resident archivist with day-to-day activities, such as research request fulfillment and the preparation of historical content for social media channels.

Working Conditions:

  • Typical office environment, sharing an office with the Brand Archivist & Historian.
  • Extended periods of time sitting, standing, typing on a computer is required.
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 30 lbs.
  • Carhartt is a tobacco free workplace


Entry Requirements:

  • Graduate students earning MLIS, MSI, or History MA degrees with concentrations in Archival Administration, Library Science, and/or Digital Content Management.
  • Familiarity with archival best practices (particularly in digital preservation).
  • Experience with archival research.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, organize, and prioritize.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Basic experience with Adobe Photoshop/Acrobat and a content and/or digital asset management system (e.g. Adobe Bridge) preferred.


Deadline: Unpsecified

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives Interns

Approximate Date of Posting July 15,  2017

 Position Archival Arrangement, Preservation, and Description, Cataloging and Metadata, Collection Development, Digital Projects, Reference:

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Company/Organization  Rock Hall Library & Archives

Schedule/Hours 16 or more hours a week, (up to 40 hours a week during the summer); Flexible work schedules

Time Frame minimum of 8 weeks.

Compensation: Unpaid

Source LinkUP


Internships are offered in the following areas:

Archival Arrangement, Preservation, and Description

This internship provides the opportunity for a student to participate in archival processing and preservation work, such as inventorying, arranging and describing archival collections, entering data into an archival management system, helping to create an institutional disaster plan, and performing basic preservation work on document-based collections.

Cataloging and Metadata

This internship provides the opportunity for a student to work on projects to create and enhance bibliographic records in a library catalog and/or create metadata for digital collections. Such work may entail assigning subject and name access points, preparing descriptive summaries, and reviewing catalog records for accuracy.

Collection Development

This internship provides an opportunity for a student to participate in collection development activities in a music research library. Such work includes evaluating current materials and making recommendations for future additions to the collection. The student will gain an understanding of library users’ needs, the constraints of physical space, various resources and tools used in collection development, and the budgetary considerations required of such decisions.

Digital Projects

This internship provides the opportunity for a student to work in support of digitization initiatives to increase access to collections through digitization and website access. Possible assignments include scanning, entering and editing metadata in a digital asset management system, preparing technical and administrative documentation, testing digitization workflows, and assisting with interface design, usability studies, and related web development activities.


This internship provides the opportunity for a student to support the archivists and librarians on staff in response to research requests. Such work may include searching the online catalog, research databases, print reference sources, and archival collections for researchers at a distance, as well as staffing the Information Desk to assist researchers in person.


An intern must currently be enrolled in a college or graduate school program, preferably sophomore – senior status. This intern should have completed coursework related to: Archives, Library and Information Science, Public History, History, Museum Studies or equivalent. Should have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Internships are done on a volunteer basis. The Rock Hall does not offer compensation. Availability to work 16 or more hours a week, up to 40 hours a week during the summer, for a minimum of 8 weeks. Graduate students preferred. Intern must be available during the Monday to Friday 9 a.m to 5 p.m.


Basic understanding of archival arrangement and description


Skilled with computers and databases

Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Rock Hall Library & Archives Internships will be located at the Library & Archives location at 2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.

We offer:

Great work experience

Exciting Work Environment

Flexible work schedules

Discounts on Rock Hall merchandise

Free parking at the Library & Archives

Additional training, professional development and benefits during the summer session

Application Procedures

Please complete the following steps to apply for an internship with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:

Prepare a cover letter and resume.

Include a letter of reference/recommendation from a professor in your field.*

Personal Statement – prepare a one-page summary describing what you hope to bring to the internship and what you hope to gain during the internship.

The letter of recommendation may be sent separately from the online application materials if necessary. Please submit to


Deadlines: The deadlines for the Library and Archives internships differ from the other internships based on various programs. The deadlines are:

Spring ;October 15

Summer; February 15

Fall ;June 15

2017-2018 Public Library Intern – Wisconsin

Approximate Date of Posting: 7/15/2017

Position: YA & Adult Public Library Intern

To provide public service at the Adult and Youth Services desks, plan and present programs for tweens and teens, and assist with other duties such as weeding, collection development, and displays.

Location: Stoughton, Wisconsin

Company/Organization  City of Stoughton

Schedule/Hours: Ability to work some nights and Saturdays as scheduled

Time Frame:  Sept 2017- May 2018

Compensation $12.24 an hour



  • Provide assistance to library users at the Adult or Youth service desks, working with people of all ages. Ability to work some nights and Saturdays as scheduled.
  • Provide reference service and reader’s advisory to library users. Place holds and request materials for library users. Issue and renew library cards. Maintain neat work area and equipment.
  • Assist and train library users in the use of library technology such as self-checkouts, computer reservations, internet, etc.
  • Alone and in cooperation with Adult and Youth Services staff, plan and present programs for teens (grades 6 and up) and tweens (grades 4-7). Provide outreach programming at the Stoughton Area Youth Center.
  • Assist with adult and teen collection development by reading reviews and making purchase suggestions to library staff. Weed assigned sections of materials.
  • Create bulletin boards and book displays as assigned by Adult Services librarian.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Current enrollment in a Masters of Library and Information Sciences program from an ALA-accredited college with a graduation date after April 2018 preferred
  • At least one year of library experience with a background in adult or youth services desired
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of confidentiality of library records
  • Computer skills including database searching and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs
  • Familiarity with Koha ILS/LinkCat OPAC or other ILS desired
  • Experience with e-readers and computer troubleshooting desired
  • Experience working with teens and/or tweens desired.


  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot a variety of office and library equipment including personal computers, photocopier, telephone, a variety of printers and other office machines, microfilm reader, and the Library’s integrated library system (Koha)
  • Ability and transportation to work a flexible schedule to be arraigned. Schedule will include days, nights, and Saturdays. We will work around your course schedule.
  • Ability to lift and place boxes and other objects weighing up to 40 pounds onto carts
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, and balance in order to provide program activities and other essential functions
  • Ability to stand or to sit for extended periods of time

Supervisory Abilities

  • Ability to supervise the operations of the Adult or Youth service desks

Mathematical Ability

  • Ability to calculate percentages, fractions, and decimals

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication

  • Ability to speak comfortably to members of the public
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret a variety of documents including technical manuals, library databases, reference materials, and the library’s integrated library system (Koha)
  • Ability to record and deliver information, explain procedures, and follow instructions
  • Ability to use and interpret library science and automation terminology
  • Ability to communicate effectively with library users, volunteers, Library & City staff, representatives of other libraries, groups of people, and the general public verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work with others in a team-oriented environment

Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives

Environmental Adaptability

  • Ability to work effectively in a typical library environment