List of Available Internships

December 1 is the  application deadline for Spring Semester internships.

Internship policies, procedures, and application form:  http://sirls.arizona.edu/courses/individualStudies

New / revised opportunities (June 30, 2015)

Academic:  University of Arizona Libraries Research & Learning Team; Worlds of Words, Univ of Arizona

Special:  Fennemore Craig (law firm, Phoenix); Citizyn Inc. (Tucson); LeCroy & Milligan Associates (Tucson); Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (Phoenix)

 

Opportunities are arranged alphabetically in these categories:   Academic, School, Public, Museum/Archive, Special, Outside Arizona, International

Academic

Arizona State University, Hayden Library (Tempe)

The Undergraduate Service unit at the ASU Libraries offers practicum opportunities for fall, spring, and summer semesters. The practicum consists of providing instructional and orientation services for new ASU students. This is a great opportunity to observe ASU's teacher librarians in the classroom setting and to develop teaching skills needed for a career in academic librarianship. You will also attend committee meetings where you will participate in professional collaborations. Hours are flexible and can include early mornings and evenings to attend orientation events.

Contact:  Julie Tharp, jtharp@asu.edu, 480-965-5168

Arizona State University, Noble Science & Engineering Library (Tempe)

Various opportunities to work in an academic library.

Contact: Sheila Hofstetter, 480-965-7607, sheila.hofstetter@asu.edu

Central Arizona College (Coolidge)

An internship is available for an enthusiastic and innovative individual interested in gaining experience in an academic library that is experimenting with new technologies. The intern will be based at the Signal Peak Campus in Coolidge.  The intern will work with librarians in collection development, library instruction, and in-person and virtual reference service. The CAC Library is implementing new services and technologies and the intern will be encouraged to participate in these initiatives.

Contact:Adriana Saavedra, 520-494-5287, Adriana.Saavedra@centralaz.edu

Cochise College Library, Sierra Vista Campus

A digital photo archive project will provide the intern with opportunities to create metadata using CONTENTdm and organize and add photos and metadata to the Arizona Memory Project. 

Contact: Alexandra Felton, feltona@cochise.edu, 520-515-5421

DeVry University Library (Phoenix)

Small technical library supporting students and faculty, with many opportunities to learn and apply computer technology.

Contact: Lisa Hussey, lhussey@devry.edu

Grand Canyon University Library (Phoenix)

Opportunity to work in a new academic library learning a variety of professional duties. 

Contact: Nita Mailander, 602-639-6645, nita.mailander@gcu.edu

Maricopa Community College District (Phoenix area)

Interns will be based at one of the ten Maricopa County Community Colleges and would be involved with librarians working on any one of a number of different projects.
Some examples of past projects include:

  • Library instruction, research and assessment
  • Web design and resource development
  • Virtual reference statistics and policies
  • Collection development and assessment
  • Virtual menu collection using Dublin Core
  • Provide Reference services
  • Co-teach library instruction sessions

Contact each college library individually for available internships:
1) Chandler-Gilbert Community College Library -- 480.857.5137, 2626 E. Pecos Road, Chandler, AZ 85225
2) Estrella Mountain Community College Library -- 623.935.8091, 3000 North Dysart Road, Avondale, AZ 85323
3) Gateway Community College Library -- 602.286.8460, 108 North 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
4) Glendale Community College Library -- 623.845.3108, 6000 West Olive Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85302
5) Mesa Community College Library -- Zoe Luter, zluter@mail.mc.maricopa.edu 480.461.7694, 1833 West Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85202
6) Paradise Valley Community College Library --  Cinthya Ippoliti, cinthya.ippoliti@pvmail.maricopa.edu 602.787.7209, 18402 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032
7) Phoenix College Library -- 602.285.7748, 1202 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
8) Rio Salado College Library -- 480.517.8273, 2323 West 14th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281 Contact: Hazel Davis,hazel.davis@riosalado.edu

9) Scottsdale Community College Library -- 480.423.6653, 9000 E. Chaparral Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85256 Contact: Dr. Pat Lokey, the Library Director.

10) South Mountain Community College Library -- 602.243.8139, 7050 South 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042  Contact:  Cate McNamara, cate.mcnamara@southmountaincc.edu

Pima Community College (Tucson)

Pima Community College has five libraries. All of the libraries provide the full range of public services to students, faculty and staff. To inquire about the possibility of an internship at a particular location please contact the Director. 
Desert Vista Campus
Tony Arroyo, Library Director, aarroyo@pima.edu, 520-206-5068
Downtown Campus 
Theresa Stanley, tcstanley@pima.edu  520-206-7267
East Campus
Chuck Becker, Library Director, cbecker@pima.edu 520-206-7656
Northwest Campus
Kris Swank, Library Director, kswank@pima.edu 520-206-2238
West Campus 
Joe Labuda, Library Director jlabuda@pima.edu 520-206-6821

University of Arizona Libraries

Various internship opportunities are available at the UA Libraries.

Contact:  Niamh Wallace, niamhw@email.arizona.edu, 520-621-4869

University of Arizona Libraries, Research & Learning Team

Looking for a self-starter who takes initiative and ask questions.   By the completion of this internship, the intern will be comfortable answering 80% of the typical questions that business students ask, be able to create a Guide on the Side tutorial, work with Qualtrics survey software, and have the opportunity to provide library instruction.  Other opportunities will be available depending on the candidate’s interests.

Contact:  Jason Dewland, jasondewland@email.arizona.edu, 520-477-8097

University of Arizona Poetry Center

A Digital Projects internship is available at one of the nation's largest special collections of contemporary poetry. The Digital Projects intern will process incoming items, research and enter descriptive metadata, and process permissions for voca, the Poetry Center's digital library of audiovisual recordings of poets and writers. This is an excellent opportunity to gain meaningful hands-on experience in a supportive, professional atmosphere. 

Contact:  Wendy Burk, 520-626-4298, wlburk@email.arizona.edu

Worlds of Words, College of Education, University of Arizona

The 30,000 volume collection of children’s and adolescent literature at Worlds of Words on the fourth floor of the College of Education has an exciting and challenging project. Build your professional resume while overseeing the installation of KOHA, an open source Integrated Library System. The project includes configuring and customizing the installation as well as working with Worlds of Words to migrate a catalog from a traditional database to KOHA. The internship has flexible work hours that allows for individual initiative utilizing technical software and networking skills.

Contact:  Richard Clift, cliftric@email.arizona.edu (preferred), 520-621-9340

School

International School of Tucson

Assistance is needed to enter the library's collection of books into the PrimaSoft School Library Organizer database. Work would include developing a check-out system. An intern would also work with the IST Library Club, made up of IST students. The intern would assist in assigning and directing tasks of the student.  The student is responsible for locating a local school librarian who will supervise and evaluate the work.

Contact:  William Arthur, 520-406-0552, arthur@internationalschooloftucson.org

Rancho Gabriela Elementary School (Surprise, AZ)

K-8 school library internship in Surprise, AZ.  Research, develop, and implement an incentive program schoolwide to increase student interest in reading.

Contact:  Janelle Yoder, janelle.yoder@dysart.org

Pima Prevention Partnership Academy & High School (Tucson)

Interns will help with collection development, work closely with students on research projects using electronic and traditional resources, and assist with cataloging new materials.  Teaching or school library experience is preferred.  Location is close to campus. Pima Prevention Partnership (PPP) is a nationally-recognized non-profit agency, which has been creating conditions for change among youths, families, institutions, and community groups since 1992.  We operate charter schools for academically underperforming students, grades 6-12, in both Tucson and Phoenix.

Contact:  Daryl Wieneke, dwieneke@thepartnership.us, 520-236-2528, x 2146

Tucson Unified School District

Opportunities to work in high school, junior high, and elementary school libraries.  The range of experiences could include collection development and management; archiving and digitizing school history; children and young adult services; cataloging using OCLC.

Contact:  Amy Rusk, Amy.Rusk@tusd1.org  520-225-5024

 

Public

 

Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (Phoenix)

The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (L.A.P.R.) is a division of the Secretary of State’s Office located in Phoenix. The State Library is made up of six branches that serve the public and government entities throughout Arizona. L.A.P.R. actively encourages SIRLS internships. Internships are focused in one of the divisions or special programs listed below. Interns participate in the regular work of the division and do a special project related to that division. Travel in Arizona might be expected. For more information about our branches: http://www.azlibrary.gov/branches

Archives & Records Management

Projects include experience in handling and processing government or manuscript archives collections. Students will create finding aids according to Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS), and encoding them using Encoded Archival Description for contribution to Arizona Archives Online.

Contact: Dennis Preisler, 602-926-3720

Projects include processing for some of the collections that contain audio/visual media or electronic records. Possible projects include, but not limited to 1) creating a finding aid/inventory of Native American LP recordings, 2) work with one or more historically significant audio and film collections, 3) process one of the several collections with digital based media or 4) work with our webpage archiving program.

Contact: Linda Reib, 602-926-3724

News Content Program – Specific projects and assignments include: Outreach event coordination with partner institutions, museum and outreach exhibit creation, event logistics support.

Contact: Eden Robins, 602-926-3721.

RMC: Projects include helping write records guidance, working on a Records Management handbook, helping develop short records management videos or microfilming historical documents.

Contact: Melanie Sturgeon, archives@azlibrary.gov

Talking Book Library - An opportunity to interact and collaborate with community groups and other organizations providing outreach to blind, visually impaired and physically disabled individuals.  An intern will: 1) establish a working familiarity with services offered by the Talking Book Library, 2) identify opportunities, establish contacts, and collaborate in providing outreach in the greater metro area, and 3) assist in preparing for the Outreach Librarian  to promote Talking Book Library services at events and presentations.

Contact: Christine Tuttle, ctuttle@azlibrary.gov 602-926-3354.

Library Development - A variety of opportunities including Arizona Center for the Book, a program affiliated with the National Center for the Book to promote books, reading, libraries and literacy. Opportunities to work on special projects usually involve public library empowerment through training, grant funding, resources, and consultation.

Contact: Jaime Ball, jball@azlibrary.gov, 602-926-3604.

Capitol Museum - Opportunities in the Museum include working with exhibits staff on exhibit fabrication and design; in collections to process objects; and with education staff on visitor service publications and programs.

Contact: Volunteer & Internship Manager, volunteer@lists.az.lib.us, 602-926-3620.

State Library of Arizona - Projects include identifying different ways to reach and inform users of our services; learning to identify/describe materials through metadata creation; planning use of space and creating maps for current collections; creating user guides and customer surveys; and, describing resources through pathfinders  to subject collections.

Contact:  Janet Fisher jfisher@azlibrary.gov 602-926-3873 or Mala Muralidharan mala@azlibrary.gov 602-926-3601

Chandler Public Library

The Chandler Public Library system is seeking motivated individuals for internship positions. Following the application process, you will be interviewed prior to placement at one of the four Chandler Library locations.

Contact: Tara Anglin, tara.anglin@chandleraz.gov, 480-782-2815

Desert Foothills Library (Cave Creek, AZ)

The Desert Foothills Library is a public library located in downtown Cave Creek that serves the residents of Cave Creek, Care Free and Northern Phoenix. It is a unique library because it is also a 501c3 organization. Internships will be tailored to the student's academic needs and can be a combination of practical work and project-based experiences. Student interns may have opportunities to lead programs for youth ages 0-18, or to do work on projects such as weeding, labeling books or collection development.  During a summer internship, the intern will have the opportunity to develop and present youth programming, create bulletin boards and bibliographies, and interact with families during the summer reading program. To learn more about Desert Foothills Library and its services, visit www.dfla.org

Contact:  Colleen Crowley 480-488-2286, ccrowley@dfla.org

Glendale Public Library

Do you like teenagers? Do you like babies? Do you like all the ages in between? Glendale Public Library is the place for you! The Youth Department at Glendale Public Library offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with children of all ages in a progressive, customer service-oriented environment. Youth Department interns participate in variety of activities, including assisting at the youth services reference desk, planning and producing library programming, collection development and maintenance. Flexible hours, including evenings and weekends are available, as well as the opportunity to develop, plan and produce original programming.

Contact: Merideth Jenson-Benjamin, Youth Services Librarian, 623-930-3537, mjenson-benjamin@glendaleaz.com

Maricopa Public Library

Maricopa Public Library has openings for interns year-round. Interns will have the opportunity to explore every facet of library operations including reference, reader's advisory, technology and literacy instruction, adult, teen and children's programming, program development, grant administration, outreach, inter-library loan, and technical services. Students may also request to focus in one particular area of interest or propose a specialized project to engage the public in library services.

Contact:  Joyce Abbott, 520-233-2417, Joyce.abbott@pinalcountyaz.gov

Mesa Public Library

The Mesa Public Library has an internship available for a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual interested in gaining experience working with youth in a public library setting. The intern will have the opportunity to develop, prepare and present youth programming, create displays, and experience the excitement of the summer reading program at all four Mesa branches.

Contact:  Maren Hunt, 480-644-3572, maren.hunt@mesaaz.gov

Payson Public Library

The Payson Public Library seeks an intern to experience all aspects of a rural library. Opportunities are tailored to the student's needs and can include a mixture of hands-on practical work and project-based experiences. Payson serves customers of all ages and needs, including programming for the young child to the advanced adult.

Contact:  Elaine Votruba, 928-474-9260, evotruba@gcldaz.org

Phoenix Public Library

Intern at one of the largest public library systems in Arizona. Phoenix Public Library is known for cutting-edge children and teen spaces, creative programming and innovative services. Internships are available at branch libraries as well as Children & Teen Services, Collection Services and Technical Services. Internships are tailored to the student's academic needs and can be a combination of practical work and project-based experiences. To learn more about Phoenix Public Library and its services, visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org

Contact:  Wendy Resnik, wendy.resnik@phoenix.gov, 602-534-2021

Pima County Public Library (Tucson)

Internships are available at branch libraries, administration, Collection Services and Technical Services and the Main Library. Internships are tailored to the student’s academic needs and can be a combination of practical work and project based experiences. The Pima County Public Library serves all of Tucson and Pima County, both urban and rural areas and provides services for all ages. To learn more about the PCPL and its services and locations visit our website at www.library.pima.gov. Specific opportunities currently offered:

Measuring Program Impact.  This internship would be appropriate for individuals who want to gain experience in developing evaluation tools for a public library setting.  PCPL delivers thousands of programs each year, gathering statistical information related to type of program, audience, and attendance.  This project would require the development of artifacts that could be used to measure impact. Artifacts might include surveys, interviews, focus groups, videos, blog posts, and more.  Documentation of the process, evaluation framework, artifacts, and user guides are required for project completion.

Resource Guide for Mature Workers. This internship would be appropriate individuals who want to gain experience in creating a dynamic tool for collecting, maintaining, and updating information about resources available for mature workers. PCPL works closely with many community organizations to help mature workers transition into retirement, start businesses, or re-enter the workplace.  This project would require the development of a tool and the initial input of data related to all community resources (including contact information and program types) for this population. Artifacts might include surveys, interviews, questionnaires, and a contact list. Documentation of the process, the developed tool, artifacts, and user guides are required for project completion.

Contact: Jere Voigt, Library Administrator, 520-594-5600, jere.voigt@pima.gov

Scottsdale Public Library

Recruiting for a Digital Collection intern to work in the ContentPro Digital Database. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience in managing digital content and metadata in a public library setting.  The intern will be responsible for preparing digital content in various formats and cataloging that content using library principles of classification and access.

Contact:  Richard McKirchy, 480-312-6016, rmckirchy@scottsdaleaz.gov

Sierra Vista Public Library

Exposure to a wide range of activities in a medium-sized public library.

Contact:  Cathy Brownell, 520-458-4225, Cathy.Brownell@sierravistaaz.gov

Yuma County Library

The Yuma County Library District has an internship available for individuals interested in gaining experienc ein a public library setting. The intern will be based at the Main Library buc could also go to any of our 7 branches located throughout Yuma County. The intern will work with librarians in collection development, assist in librayr programs and YCLD projects. 

Contact:  Carla Peterson, cpeterson@yuma.library.org

 

Museum / Archive

Arizona Historical Society (Tempe)

Internships are available for summer and fall 2014. AHS-Papago Park has several hundred collections ranging from personal and family papers to 20th century business, professional and non-profit records.  Projects include Re-Process the Sam Applewhite Manuscript Collection, Meltzler-Blaine-Kemmerle Family Photograph Collection, and the Ephemera Collection at Papago Park. The internships are focused, outcome-driven and designed to build skill sets and an understanding of the principles of archival practice.  Stipends range from $500 - $1000 depending on the number of internship hours.  Qualifications: Completed a minimum of 12 credit hours; preferred familiarity with archival principles.

Contact:  Linda Whitaker, lwhitaker@azhs.gov

Arizona Historical Society (Tucson)

Hands-on archival training, including reference experience and public service skills. Hours available are Wednesday - Friday, 9:00 - 4:00.

Contact:  Liz Zepeda, lzepeda@azhs.gov, 520-617-1152

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Tucson)

The Museum has a small library and archives of natural history and Sonora desert materials. An internship would primarily involve working with the archival materials and creating finding aids.

Contact:  Peggy Larson, plarson@desertmuseum.org, 520-777-1437

Arizona State Museum Library (Tucson)

The Arizona State Museum Library (ASML) is a non-circulating research facility specializing in the archaeology and anthropology of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Because the library's collection development policy supports the mission of the Museum, the collections are particularly rich in resources on southwestern indigenous cultures. Please see our web site at http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/ and follow the links to the library.
Typical internship opportunities include: 1) doing a MARC cataloging project, working in an ILS;  2) encoding archival finding aids in Encoded Archival Description;  3) digitizing images and doing Dublin Core metadata cataloging;  4) collection management analysis;  5) gaining experience working in a special library. 

Contact: Mary Graham, megraham@email.arizona.edu

Casa Grande Valley Historical Society & Museum

An internship opportunity offering hands-on, project-based experience.  Exposure to all aspects of professional museum and archives projects. Skills and interests include museum/library/archives collections management, exhibit development/preparation, historic research, and media management.

Contact:  Berlin Loa, 520-836-2223, director@cgvhs.org

Chandler Museum

Seeking one or two interns to help put all digital audio recordings currently on CD onto a server for back-up. Some use of editing software may be used to piece together interviews that are in different places. Recommend options for making audio files searchable to researchers. Assist in locating, consolidating, and documenting all remaining audio tape interviews for another mass digitization project. Help create subject-based oral history collection finding aids that will be available on the web. Assist in helping to further document the oral history collection.  Some knowledge of digital recordings would be helpful.

Contact:  Jean Reynolds, Jean.Reynolds@chandleraz.gov

History of Pharmacy Museum, Univ of Arizona

The History of Pharmacy Museum is seeking two energetic, highly motivated students who are wanting to gain experience in collections management in an academic museum environment. The positions are part-time, 10 hours per week, unpaid. Hours are flexible.  The Museum features hundreds of thousands of historic items related to the practice of pharmacy, including bottles, mortars and pestles, show globes, books, and large store fixtures. As an intern, you will learn skills in the fields of information management and retrieval; work hands-on with professional museum software; assist with the classification of books, documents, and artifacts.

Contact:  Stephen Hall, stephenhall@pharmacy.arizona.edu

Jewish History Museum (Tucson)

Many opportunities are available to help organize and maintain the Museum's archives.  Season exhibits need fresh eyes to help display and describe artifacts.  Hone your skills and learn new ones in a museum setting.

Contact:  Judy Sensibar, jhmtucson@gmail.com, 520-670-9073

Museum of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff)

The Museum is offering an internship with tasks relating to the organization, documentation, and preservation of the MNA library collections. As assigned this position will be responsible for original and copy calatoging, assessing the condition of books, establishing rarity of items, and removing duplicate materials from the collection.  A complete position description is at http://musnaz.org/employment/Library_Intern.shtml  Application materials should include a cover letter, resume with employer references, copy of unofficial university transcripts, and two letters of reommendation (academic instructor and employer or professional reference.

Contact:  Jaina Moan, jmoan@mna.mus.az.us, 928-774-5211, ext 203

Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix)

The museum offers paid internships in various departments.  Internhship opportunities are listed on their web site at www.MIM.org

Contact:  Brittany Roche, brittany.roche@MIM.org, 480-245-6932

National Park Service, Saguaro National Park (Tucson and southern Arizona)

Saguaro National Park needs assistance in completing a project of archiving and making available documents related to research and resource management at the park. The Southern Arizona Group (Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, and Coronado National Memorial) also has several projects to create both an electronic library and a research library.

Contact:  Becky MacEwen, becky_macewen@nps.gov, 520-733-5175

Northern Arizona University, Martin Springer Institute (Flagstaff)

The Martin Springer Institute promotes holocaust awareness through education and programs http://nau.edu/martin-springer/    An internship is available to review, inventory, and process approximately 50 video and audio files, as well as other materials. The work requires general assessment skills and some archival experience would be useful.  Submit a resume and cover letter via email or US mail.

Contact:  Melissa Cohen, Melissa.Cohen@nau.edu  Northern Arizona University, PO 5624, Flagstaff AZ 86011-5624

Pinal County Historical Society (Florence)

An opportunity is available to convert a library of approximately 700 volumes from Dewey to a word-based category system. The new indexing will be entered into an online software system, PastPerfect, designed for museums.  Students will need to find a local librarian or information professional who is willing to supervise and evaluate the work.

Contact:  Betty Wheeler, bwheeler8@cox.net, 520-509-1121

Sharlot Hall Museum (Prescott)

The intern will have the opportunity to arrange and describe archival materials through processing an archival collection and creating a finding aid. The intern will learn the process for accessioning and deaccessioning materials. There may be opportunities to work at the reference desk. Depending on funding, the intern may receive a stipend.

Contact:  Brenda Taylor, bstaylor@sharlot.org, 928-445-3122, ext 15

Tucson Desert Art Museum

The Tucson Desert Art Museum, located on the east side of Tucson, is focused on the arts and history of the desert Southwest.  It has a large collection of books relating to the West: Western art, Western history, biographies of Western characters, etc.  The Museum's goal is to inventory, catalog, and ultimately make available these books as part of an on-site scholarly research library.  The Museum needs an intern to first inventory the collection, in order to determine its extent and also the best next steps toward building the library.

Contact: Nicole Ferguson, 520-202-3888, nicoletucsondart@gmail.org

Western Archeological & Conservation Center (Tucson)

This Center for the National Park Service is an archive that contains both institutional records and historical documents for over 65 park service units of the Pacific West and Intermountain regions. The selected intern would participate in the full spectrum of archival management.

Contact: Lynn Mitchell, Lynn_Mitchell@nps.gov, 520-791-6404

 

Special

Arizona Attorney General's Office, Natural Resources Section (Phoenix)

The Natural Resources section is seeking an intern interested in organizing and electronically indexing our Natural Resources Library, consisting primarily of State Trust Lands and Water Rights material. We are considering purchasing library management software that would allow scanning of publications. The intern would assist in cataloging, organizing, and setting up a system to manage this library.

Contact:  Paula Brewer, Paula.Brewer@azag.gov, 602-542-8516

Arizona Attorney General's Office Law Library (Phoenix)

The Arizona Attorney General's Office has an opportunity for an intern to familiarize him or herself with legal research materials through participation in the day-to-day operations of the library, including cataloging the Law Library collection, organizing and taking inventory of continuing legal education materials, taking part in space planning activities, creating stack content maps, and assisting library patrons.

Contact:  Joan Dalton, Library Director, 602-542-8025, Joan.Dalton@azag.gov

Arizona Department of Transportation Research Center (Phoenix)

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) generates a significant amount of information in managing the state's transportation system. ADOT's Research Center would like an intern to examine this information with the intent of documenting what is generated and whether it is published or unpublished. Preference is for the student to have taken or be enrolled in IRLS 572.

Contact:  Dale Steele, dsteele@azdot.gov , 602-712-3138

Arizona Health Sciences Library (Tucson)

The Arizona Health Sciences Library is seeking SIRLS interns for all semesters. We have many web-based electronic resources for Arizona residents and our interns work with us to create these resources. If you are looking for an internship where you can make a difference in the lives and health of Arizona residents, contact us. 

Contact: Sandy Kramer 520-626-6438, skramer@ahsl.arizona.edu

Cienega Watershed Parternship Oral History Program (Tucson)

The Cienega Watershed Parternship (CWP) is a non-profit organization founded to support stewardship initiatives in the Cienega Watershed region of southeast Arizona (www.cienega.org). The "Back Then" work group conducts oral history interviews in order to document and understand past environmental conditions, decisions, and land use of the watershed. Interns will conduct oral histories with individuals identified by the work group.  Responsibilities include research to prepare questions for the selected interviewee; conduct and record the oral interview; transcribe or prepare summary notes; update and maintain three databases on persons, questions, and resources; and coordinate with the work group.  Some travel to surrounding areas will be required to conduct the interviews.

Contact:  Alison Bunting, alisbunting@gmail.com, 520-455-4657, or Shela McFarlin, shela_mcfarlin@yahoo.com, 520-548-9459

Citizyn Inc. (Tucson)

Citizyn, Inc., a new and revolutionary citizen engagement application, is seeking candidates for an internship, which can be on campus or virtual.  The selected individual will be responsible researching an assigned important social or political topic and compiling a validated list of non-partisan, unbiased, research and fact based non-profit and government websites and open database sources for that topic. The selected individual may need to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to protect confidential company information.  Preferred qualifications: Strong database dknowledge and reference skills, research skills.  Submit a letter of interest and resume by email.

Contact:  Susie Sands Espling, suziesands@gmail.com, 520-990-6417

Colossal Cave Mountain Park (Tucson)

An opportunity to organize and set up systems to maintain the library at this park on the east side of Tucson.  If undertaken for course credit, the student will need to find a local librarian to supervise the internship.  Volunteering without course credit is also an option.

Contact:  Lauren Hohl, lauren@colossalcave.com, 520-647-7275

Fennemore Craig (Phoenix)

Fennemore Craig, P.C., has an opportunity available for an intern interested in working in a law firm library. Responsibilities will include conducting legal research and fulfilling document requests. The intern will also have opportunities to learn about managing a law firm library as well as knowledge management in a legal setting.

Contact:  Alexis Soard, ASOARD@FCLAW.com, 602-916-5023

Girl Scout Council (Tucson)

The Sahuaro Girl Scout Council has been the recipient of vast amounts of ephemera, photographs and slides, uniforms, and other GSUSA resources from donors. Our collection needs to be organized, sorted, identified, cataloged and archived, as well as displayed and stored. We seek an intern who can develop and carry out a plan for the collection that includes adult volunteers and girls as hands-on participants in some aspect of the organizational/archival work. We need a process developed for a standardized intake of donations. Also, the intern would work collaboratively to develop plans for and identify grant funding opportunities to open a small museum for displaying the collection.

Contact:  Timalee Nevels, tnevels@sahuarogsc.org  520-319-3159

Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (Phoenix)

The Labriola Center is partnering with the American Indian Policy Institute at ASU and the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA)  http://www.itcaonline.com/ to work on an ITCA Legacy project documenting the history of the Inter Tribal Council.  This is a paid internship. The student will assess the archives and organize ITCA business records at the ITCA office.

Contact: Joyce Martin, joyce.martin@asu.edu

LeCroy & Milligan Associates, Inc. (Tucson)

LeCroy & Milligan Associates, Inc., a program evaluation and training firm, invites applications for an internship position for Fall Semester 2015 or Spring Semester 2016. This internship provides the opportunity to participate in conducting a study of a county library system that will enhance collections, programs, and services by acquiring in-depth, data-driven knowledge about behaviors and usage patterns in each of member public libraries. The intern can gain knowledge and skills in evaluation design, data collection (focus groups, surveys), data analysis and reporting.  Primary responsibilities will include facilitating or co-facilitating focus groups with library customers; conducting interviews by phone or in-person with non-users of library services; collaborating in analysis of focus group and interview data; assisting in development of a literature review. Send a cover letter and resume to the contact below.

Contact:  Olga Valenzuela, olga@lecroymilligan.com, 520-326-5154, x119

Luke Air Force Base Library (Phoenix)

The Base Library supports the mission support, educational and quality of life needs for over 6,000 military and civilian workers and the families of the military assigned there. This internship position will include pre-school literacy and reading hour, ready reference for all ages, adult computer knowledge, and copy cataloging. Interest in a career in military or government libraries is preferred.

Contact: Katherine (Katie) Gillen, Luke AFB Library Director, katherine.gillen@us.af.mil, 623-856-7191

Make Way for Books (Tucson)

The MWFB Family Literacy Program is offering an internship to those wanting experience in innovative outreach literacy services for families with small children. The intern will assist in the facilitation of literacy workshops; evaluate familiy literacy programs; and develop curriculum and needs assessment.  The intern must be fluent in Spanish and have access to transportation to and from outreach events.

Contact:  Natalia Phillips-Portillo, natalia@makewayforbooks.org, 520-721-2334

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Inmate Library (Phoenix)

This internship is an opportunity to work in a jail library that serves six county jails and approximately 8,000 inmates that include women, men, and teens. Duties and projects will include helping with finding donations, picking up donations, sorting and shelving books, responding to inmate requests and packaging books for the book carts. There is very little contact with inmates in this position as the library is separate from the jails and no inmates are allowed inside. This is a non-paying internship and  work hours are Monday through Thursday, 7am to 5pm.

Contact: Lisa Poulin, l_poulin@msco.maricopa.gov, 602-876-5638

National Invasive Species Information Center, US Agricultural Research Service (virtual)

Assist in discovery of web-based resources for the National Invasive Species Information web site, www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/  Interns will create new species propfiles for the web site; update existing profiles, state laws and regulations resources. Desired skills/educational background: knowledge of search strategies to find web-based resources; ability to identify and evaluate appropriate resources for the web site; ability to create and maintain web pages; interest in invasive species, biodiversity or environmental issues.

Contact:  Joyce Bolton, 301-504-6454, joyce.bolton@ars.usda.gov

National Park Service, Sonoran Desert Network (Tucson)

Projects available for internship work include organizing the Network's library; scanning and integrating documents into the Network's digital library; updating and organizing GIS files to new Park Service standards including metadata; and organizing the Network's photos and creating metadata in a searchable format.

Contact:  Kristen Bonebrake, 520-751-6864, kristen_beaupre@nps.gov

Planned Parenthood Arizona (Phoenix)

The Historical Materials intern will organize and facilitate transport of agency historical materials to an archives with a local historical society. The intern will also create a system for organizing and storing other historical materials, including videos, books, CDs, and manuals. The intern will have weekly meetings with an internship supervisor to track progress.  Scheduling is flexible but must be completed from the headquarters building (5651 N 7th St, Phoenix) during the hours of 9-5, Monday-Friday. The intern must complete paperwork, sign confidentiality agreement and complete an agency background check.  NOTE:  If this internship is taken for credit the student would be responsible for locating a librarian as the supervisor of record. A student may also undertake this as a volunteer without receiving credit.

Contact:  Kate Elliott, kelliott@ppaz.org,  602-263-4294

Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center Outreach, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona (Tucson)

Interns will be based at the College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, in Tucson and will be involved with librarians and other outreach staff working on any one of a number of different projects. Some examples of past projects include: Web design and pathfinder resource developmentVirtual reference regarding environmental health,Collection assessment, cataloging, and developmentCo-teach library instruction sessions in high schools,Environmental Health Literacy development projects.

Contact: Marti Lindsey, 520-626-3692, lindsey@pharmacy.arizona.edu

Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber promotes the bilingual and bicultural business community in the Tucson region. Seeking an intern who will conduct grant research.  Experience in grant research is preferred.  The student is responsible for finding a local information professional who is willing to oversee and evaluate the student's work.

Contact:  Alma Peralta, alma@tucsonhispanicchamber.org

Tucson Community Meditation Center (TCMC)

TCMC has served Tucson for 25 years and offers daily meditation classes and meditation retreats in a location near the UA. TCMC is an all volunteer organization. The Center has a small lending library of books, CDs, and DVDs related to meditation practice.  The library needs to be organized and a history of the TCMC needs to be created. Some assistance in seeking grants is also desired. The intern will be supervised by a SIRLS graduate and supported by the Center's Library Committee.

Contact:  Wanda Poindexter, dexter@dakotacom.net  520-743-0732

Ventana Research Corp. (Tucson)

A paid internship is available at a growing high technology firm. The intern will be responsible for helping to create and organize an information and inventory control database system.   This is an excellent opportunity for individuals to get real world experience and familiarity with Dept of Defense Contracting Information classification and data handling procedures.

Contact:  John Lombardi, ventanaresearch@msn.com

 

Outside Arizona

Mesa Verde National Park (Cortez, CO)

SIRLS is working with the National Park Service to provide a paid internship for a SIRLS student to gain experience in a library and archives position at the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center at Mesa Verde National Park from approximately June 1, 2015 through August 28, 2015. In coordination with the park curator and the regional librarian, the student will gain hands-on experience providing reference to park staff and the public, working directly to add and update catalog records in the EOS web catalog, as well as routine library tasks such as re-shelving books and physical processing of new materials. There may also be potential to assist with processing and cataloging park archives. All work would be completed at Mesa Verde National Park, near Cortez, CO. Housing may be available at the park.  Applicants must be enrolled in the Fall semester to qualify for this position.  Please send a letter of interest and resume to wacc_library@nps.gov

Contact:  Matthew A Smith, matthew_a_smith@nps.gov, 520-791-6406

Society for Scholary Publishing (U.S. and Europe)

A link to internships available in the scholary publishing field:  http://www.sspnet.org/careers/internships

Yosemite National Park (Yosemite, CA)

1) The Yosemite National Park's Research Library seeks an independent, creative, problem-solving individual to assist with cataloging and inventory of books, photos and ephemera, processing collections, helping researchers and patrons with reference questions, managing circulation procedures, accessioning the collections as well as identifying a cataloging system. The intern would be instrumental in reviewing and testing various free and low-cost cataloging systems. 2) The Yosemite National Park's Research Library seeks an intern to assist in planning and implementing the digitization of the photographic collection. This will include the inventory and physical organization of the collection, which includes original negatives as well as prints.

Please send a cover letter and resume to the contact listed below.  The cover letter should address what SIRLS classes you have taken, how this internship would help you in your goals, and why you would like to work with the National Park Service.

Contact:  Virginia Sanchez, virginia.sanchez@nps.gov, 209-372-0280

 

International

Salzburg Global Seminar (Salzburg, Austria)

The Salzburg Global Seminar is an international, non-profit institution that convenes current and future leaders to address global problems. Since it was founded in 1947 to encourage intellectual rebuilding of post-war Europe, the Seminar has extended its programs to include faculty and fellows from all regions of the world. The Seminar is looking for a library science intern to help run the library of Schloss Leopoldkskron. The Seminar will pay the intern's travel to and from Salzburg and room and board for the duration of the three month internship. Responsibilities include periodicals/newspapers subscriptions, research for session topics, cataloging new acquisitions, duties related to session responsibilties such as compilation of resource pages, and archiving sessions on CD-ROM.

Contact: Beth Pertiller, bpertiller@SalzburgGlobal.org, website:  www.SalzburgGlobal.org

 

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