Library Undergraduate Internships:
The Wyndham Robertson Library provides a range of unpaid internship opportunities for undergraduate students. Interns work directly with WRL staff on a variety of projects in support of the library’s mission and fundamental commitments, gaining exposure to the day-to-day operations of an academic library.
Students who intend to earn the GLAM Studies Certificate receive priority for these internship opportunities; however, we welcome all students to apply or to contact us to express interest.
- Exploration Internship – Interns will have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas including, but not necessarily limited to: user experience, collection development, digitization and metadata creation, outreach, instruction. Specific responsibilities will be determined by both the needs of the library and the interests and skills of the intern.
- Digital Projects Internship – Interns will gain hands-on experience in creating, managing, and preserving digital content for online academic repositories.
- Collection Diversification Internship – Interns will help diversify the library’s collection by analyzing our holdings, making purchasing lists for new books, and creating materials for marketing.
- User Experience Internship (supervised by James Miller)- hands-on experience analyzing how well students can use our website and library resources and making recommendations to improve usability. Read about the internship and see student projects.
To read more about these internships and/or to apply for an internship, visit the Career Center through Handshake.
We also welcome students contacting us to arrange a personalized internship experience. Previous interns who created their own internship experience have:
- analyzed the intersectionality of our GWS book collection
- conducted user experience studies of creative writing students in the library, and made recommendations for services/resources tailored to the needs of those students
For more information about library internship opportunities, contact University Librarian Luke Vilelle, at email@example.com or by scheduling an appointment.
For students who might be considering a graduate master’s 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wyndham Robertson Library welcomes internship inquiries from students pursuing a master’s degree in library and/or information science. We will work with you to design an internship that helps you develop skills and gain the experience you need to launch your career in librarianship.
Below are a few potential focus areas for an internship, but this is not meant as an exhaustive list:
- 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 email@example.com for more information.