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GS Libraries Intern-Librarian Program for Graduate LIS/IS Students: Overview

Graduate students in ALA accredited programs are welcome to apply.

Eligibility & Conditions of Engagement

The GS Libraries offer 1-4 unpaid in person or virtual internship position(s) for approximately 10 hours per week during each Spring and Fall semester. 

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program in library and information science, such as  SJSU SI, with a demonstrated emphasis (i.e. via course work) in academic librarianship preferred. 

General Required Skills:

  • Strong written communication skills;
  • Experience with database searching;
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information and to write clearly and concisely;
  • Experience creating documents for print and web publishing;
  • Ability to work independently. 

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with content management systems, web design and/or online teaching and learning tools;
  • Data visualization skills;
  • Knowledge of instructional design principles.

In addition, applicants must conform to their institution's guidelines and practices for internships, and must have completed at least half of the course requirements leading to the Masters degree.

It is a condition of the internship that the library school be an active participant with GS Libraries in monitoring progress of the student and working with GS librarians to provide mentoring.

GS Libraries current employees are not eligible to apply for this internship.

The Internship Experience

The in-person and virtual library internships at GS Libraries are designed and intended to provide the successful candidate with a professional experience in academic librarianship and prepare the intern for professional opportunities. The internships will support the many ways Georgia Southern students and faculty engage with their Libraries.

The GS Libraries Virtual Intern(s) will focus on Digital Information Literacy. They will have the opportunity to create/maintain web-based tutorials, videos, research LibGuides, and other learning objects depending on their course work, skills, and qualifications. 

The GS Libraries In-person Intern(s) will be introduced to a librarianship area of interest and will be assigned to collaborate on or help with specific projects depending on their course work, skills and qualifications.

Librarian intern(s) will be assigned one or more GS librarians as mentors, based upon interest/expertise as well as upon the needs of the library. Librarian intern(s) will be in contact with their supervasor(s) in person, by e-mail and/or conference collaboration stations on a regular basis during the internship. A formative assessment model will be employed with the projects they will be working on.

Learning Outcomes

Each intern must formulate learning outcomes, which have to be approved by the GS Libraries internship coordinator/mentor(s) and their (graduate library school) faculty coordinator/supervisor, if necessary as part of the school internship program.

GS Libraries internship coordinator and mentors will be prepared to discuss each intern's progress with the individual(s) themselves and will expect to have regular meetings/discussions with the intern's library school coordinator/supervisor.

The objective is to provide each intern with valuable experience in a variety of professional activities and functions in a busy and progressive academic library.

Professor, Associate Dean of Libraries

Application Deadline

The GS Libraries are currently accepting applications for internship position(s) for the Fall 2024 semester.

Application materials must be received no later than June 30, 2024. 

Georgia Southern Non-Discrimination Policy

In addition to meeting fully its obligations of nondiscrimination under federal laws, Georgia Southern University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Georgia Southern University is an EEO employer.