Library Undergraduate Internships:
- First Year J-Term
The Wyndham Robertson Library First-Year J-Term internship program is an unpaid volunteer internship opportunity that provides the intern with exposure to the operations of an academic library. The intern will work directly with WRL staff on a variety of projects in support of the library’s mission and fundamental commitments.
Interns will have the opportunity to work in some or all of the following areas: user experience, collection development, digitization and metadata creation, and instruction. Specific responsibilities will be determined by both the needs of the library and the interests and skills of the intern.
- Marketing & Event Planning (supervised by Rebecca Seipp) only available in fall or spring semesters.
The Wyndham Robertson Library hosts multiple events every semester, and publicizes these events (and other library services and resources) through a variety of channels, including a monthly newsletter, fliers, and social media. We welcome students who are strong writers and are interested in marketing to apply for this internship. The intern will help us engage with the Hollins community and coordinate a strong series of events over the course of the semester.
Specific duties could include: newsletter writing and editing, designing fliers, creating exhibits, and planning a marketing campaign for particular events. Interested students should contact Rebecca Seipp.
- User Experience (supervised by James Miller) only available in spring semester or Jan short term.
The Wyndham Robertson Library offers a large majority of its services and resources to the HU community online, meaning that an effective web presence is critical to the success of its mission. We are looking for an intern who has an interest in and understanding of web usability and/or design, to help us analyze how well students can use our website, and to make recommendations for potential improvements to address any difficulties students may have in using the site.
Specific duties could include: Testing efficacy of library’s web presence through studies of current usage of library web site; designing and implementing of a usability study; making recommendations for changes to the website; creating videos on how to use particular library resources.
A UX intern will gain an understanding of user-centered design principles, usability tools, and conducting usability testing. Interested students should contact James Miller.
For students who might be considering a graduate masters program in library and/or information science after they finish their undergraduate degree at Hollins, we are also happy to work with you to customize an internship in the library. Please contact Luke Vilelle at email@example.com
Below are a few potential focus areas for an internship, but this is not meant as an exhaustive list:
- Providing reference assistance
- Providing in-class library instruction
- Creating and editing online tutorials
- Creating research guides for particular classes or subjects
- Assisting with library collection management, via either our print or digital collection
- Curating and digitizing collections of material from our Special Collections and Archives for online presentation and distribution
Contact Luke Vilelle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.