Interns work in each section of the unit—Library, Digital Gallery, and Archives—to develop projects aimed at furthering the professional interests of the student while working to achieve unit strategic goals. This is a full-time, 12-month position.
The program is open to current college students and individuals who have graduated within the past year and are legally able to work in the United States. All interns must have a valid driver's license. International students may visit Longwood's International Internship and Training Program.
Completed applications must be received by February 1 for May and June start dates and by May 1 for September start date.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
- Perform basic reference interviews and services. Become familiar with, and able to train others in, using Library, Archives, and Digital Asset Management systems, including EOS International integrated library system (ILS), Cuadra STAR Knowledge Center for Archives, and Asset Bank.
- Arrange and describe archival collections, develop finding aids, and make recommendations regarding storage, conservation and preservation treatment of archival materials in various formats, including born-digital records.
- Perform basic administrative level tasks in Digital Asset Management System (Asset Bank), including scanning, uploading, editing, training patrons, and supervising volunteer projects.
- Perform circulation maintenance routines, such as check-in/check-out, shelve books and compile usage statistics.
- Perform routine environmental and pest monitoring in collection storage spaces.
- Assist and train patrons in the use of computers and software, A/V equipment, and copier.
- Assist in cataloging materials (including object collections and digital assets).
- Assist in Records Management functions, including accessioning new records and ensuring timely destruction of expired materials.
- Assist with Interlibrary Loan tasks as needed.
- Assist with capturing oral history interviews.
- Perform various daily administrative and technical tasks.
- Be pursuing or have recently completed a Master’s of Science in Library Science (MLS) or related equivalent.
- Be able and willing to work independently.
- Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to deal with people in a courteous, patient, and professional manner.
This is a 12 month internship.