December 1 is the application deadline for a Spring Semester internship.
Internship policies, procedures, and application form: http://sirls.arizona.edu/courses/individualStudies
New / revised opportunities (November 22, 2014)
Museum/Archive: Clarkdale AZ Museum (paid); Northern Arizona University, Martin Springer Institute (Flagstaff, Nov. 21 application deadline)
Special: Little Chapel of All Nations (Tucson)
Outside Arizona: National Baseball Hall of Fame (Cooperstown, NY, paid, summer internship); Montana Dept. of Transportation Research Bureau (Helena, MT, paid, application deadline November 23); Federal Highway Administration Library & National Transportation Library (Washington, DC, paid, Jan. 16, 2015 application deadline for summer internship); Society for Scholary Publishing
Opportunities are arranged alphabetically in these categories: Academic, School, Public, Museum/Archive, Special, Outside Arizona, International
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com
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
Projects available to interns may include information literacy programming for distance learners; a digitization project for the college's archive; website content and design; and collection development. The work would be with various librarians at this location.
Contact: Alexandra Felton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com 480.461.7694, 1833 West Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85202
6) Paradise Valley Community College Library -- Cinthya Ippoliti, firstname.lastname@example.org 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,email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pima Community College, Northwest Campus (Tucson)
The PCC Northwest Campus Library has begun a joint project with the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center (TCCC) to organize their collection and identify a cataloging system. The intern would be instrumental in reviewing and testing various free and low-cost cataloging systems and working with both the PCC Library and TCCC personnel to find the best fit. Many of the books are in Chinese, so some knowledge of Chinese would be helpful but not required. TCCC staff and volunteers are willing to input the records, translate, transliterate, etc. The major issue is finding and setting up the cataloging system.
Contact: Kris Swank, PCC Northwest Campus Library Director, email@example.com 520-206-2250
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-206-5068
Theresa Stanley, email@example.com 520-206-7267
Chuck Becker, Library Director, firstname.lastname@example.org 520-206-7656
Kris Swank, Library Director, email@example.com 520-206-2238
Joe Labuda, Library Director firstname.lastname@example.org 520-206-6821
Publications Research (Tucson)
UA Professor Tom Miller is seeking a SIRLS student to work on non-fiction book projects that bear on Spain, the American Southwest, and Latin America. Some precise bibliographic work is involved, as well as research using databases. Comfortable in Spanish desirable but not required. Interested applicants can familiarize themselves with the author's work at www.tommillerbooks.com
Contact: Tom Miller, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Arizona School of Dance
The School of Dance seeks an independent, creative, problem-solving individual to take over the operations of the Dance Resources Center. Duties include cataloging and inventory of books, processing collections, helping students with reference questions, managing circulation procedures, and maintaining the DRC collection. 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 at the Dance Resources Center. Experience in or knowledge of ballet, modern, and jazz dance is preferred but not required.
Contact: Whitney Herr-Buchholz, email@example.com
University of Arizona Tech Park
An internship is available to develop the UA Tech Park 20-year timeline which will display important events in chronological order and various artifacts over the life of the UA Tech Park. The intern will incorporate archived documents and other material into the timeline. The intern will also research, interview and review information to develop comprehensive data points. Work must be completed M-F, 8am-5pm, onsite (I-10 near Rita Road).
Contact: Brenda Hough, 520-382-2453, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ocotillo Learning Center Library, Sunnyside School District (Tucson)
A new library for pre-schoolers is being set up at the Ocotillo Learning Center. Also, it is part of the learning community which includes children and families. The internship would involve cataloging, story telling, book acquisitions and weeding, library management system development and other library functions.
Contact: Linda Kurick, LindaKu@susd12.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, email@example.com, 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
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (Phoenix)
The History and Archives Division is seeking interns to work on projects for some of the collections that contain audio/visual media. Possible projects include 1) creating a finding aid/inventory of Native American LP recordings, 2) work with one or more historically significant audio and film collections, such as the Mecham impeachment Senate tapes or the McFarland audi/film archives, 3) process several collections of electronic media.
Contact: Linda Reib, 602-926,3724
The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records actively encourages SIRLS internships. The Department is the state library agency and the statutorily designated manager of public records in Arizona (). An internship will be focused in one of the divisions listed below. The intern will participate in the regular work of the division and do a special project related to that division. The intern will also be given an orientation to all the other divisions in the department. Travel in Arizona might be expected.
Contact: Richard Prouty, firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Archives - Experience in handling and processing a collection and creating a finding aid. Interns will also learn about government records appraisal, electronic records, preservation of archival materials, reference inquiries, and digitizing historical photographs and documents.
2) Braille & Talking Book Library - Assist in planning for the conversion to a digital format. Two studies are needed. One will analyze the recorded book collection to determine which existing titles are to be converted to the digital format. The other study will explore patron attitudes towards the change to digital-format playback equipment.
3) Carnegie Center - A variety of opportunities including Arizona Center for the Book, a program for creative aging.
4) Capitol Museum - Opportunities in the Museum include working with staff on exhibits, in collections to process objects, and with education to update visitor service publications.
5) Information Technology - Seeking students with some web and HTML experience to assist in the organization of web services to the public and Arizona libraries. Responsibilities would include organization, design, and some HTML coding.
6) Law & Research Library - Works with interns to provide a look at the diversity of disciplines covered by our agency and collections in our library.
Projects include describing resources through pathfinders to subject materials; learning to identify/catalog collections; planning use of space and creating maps for current collections; creating user guides and customer surveys.
7) Library Development Division - Opportunities to work on special projects usually involving public library improvement through training and consultation.
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, email@example.com, 480-782-2815
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com, 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.
Contact: Jere Voigt, Library Administrator, 520-594-5600, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Creative Photography (Tucson)
An internship is available in the area of image resources and copyright management for Spring 2015. Work will include auditing of CCP-licensed publications, films and websites; image-use cataloging in the Center's Collection Management System; drafting correspondence to address copyright/licensing-compliance issues; updating copyright conditions to address industry trends and/or copyright law changes.
Contact: Tammy Carter, 520-621-9489, email@example.com
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
The Museum has received an Arizona Historical Records grant to inventory, accession and prepare finding aids for historical records pertaining to the construction and administration of the town by the United Verde Copper Company from 1912 to 1957. The paid intern will be responsible for starting the work and documenting the process. Some experience with Encoded Archive Description is preferred.
Contact: Linda Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org 775-764-0547
January 8th Memorial Foundation (Tucson)
The Foundation invites current SIRLS students interested in archives/special collections to apply for two available internships for the spring semester 2014. The Foundation collection is a large and varied archive drawn from the community memorial sites which grew in the wake of the shootings of US Representative Gabrielle Giffords and others on January 8, 2011. This project-based internship will focus on contributing items to a large digital exhibit to be hosted on the Arizona Memory Project database and will offer students experience with metadata creation, imaging practices, digital file management, as well as archival processing of varied memorial materials.
Contact: Alexandria Caster, Alexandria@TucsonJ8.org
Mesa Commemorative Air Museum
The Mesa Commemorative Air Museum is embarking on two projects that may provide internship possibilities. One project is digitizing and cataloging the WWII photography collection. The intern would be working with engineers andhistorians using museum equipment. The other project is with the Library of Congress Veteran's Oral History project sponsored by the Museum. The intern would work with a professional cameraman and historians using museum equipment. The Museum is located at 2017 N. Greenfield Rd, Mesa AZ 85215.
Contact: Rita Erickson, email@example.com, 480-474-2318
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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/ A spring semester 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 before November 21.
Contact: Melissa Cohen, Melissa.Cohen@nau.edu Northern Arizona University, PO 5624, Flagstaff AZ 86011-5624
Phoenix Art Museum
The Phoenix Art Museum has a number of spring internship openings, with an application deadline of November 15. More information and application details at http://www.phxart.org/education/interns
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 928-445-3122, ext 15
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-670-9073
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
360Training Research (Virtual or Tucson-based)
Assist with research related to the engineering and energy management industry. Research trends in the energy management area as it relates to training and education; trends in "green building" area; research engineering PDH requirements; and certification or education requirements in the Skills industry. The project will include collection of information to support the power and utilities division of 360training.com to help education staff, clients and potential clients on trends in the industry. Strong skills in research/reference. 360Training is a provider of compliance and workforce e-learning solutions. It services over 1500 e-learning partners who have trained more than 3 million users. Their integrated strategy of technology, content and service helps organizations and professionals in a wide range of industries, http://www.360training.com
Contact: Suzie Sands, VP Power & Contractors, 520-760-8605, email@example.com
Alliance Francaise of Tucson
This organization is looking for an intern to classify and organize a small library. The student will need to find a local professional librarian to supervise and evaluate the work.
Contact: Magali Bergolla, firstname.lastname@example.org
Architecture MPS Journal (virtual)
Architecture MPS (media_politics_society) Journal is a forum for the analysis of architecture in the mediated environment of contemporary culture. Its focus is cross-disciplinary and in addition to being a platform for publication, it also operates as a resource repository offering research materials and related academic publications on a single platform. Internships are available in the areas of research materials management and development, communication strategies, and website management.
Contact: Rachel Isaac-Menard, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org , 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, email@example.com
Benedictine Monastery (Tucson)
The Benedictine Monastery Library is updating its database system and needs assistance in determining the best system for the collection. In addition, the collection needs reorganizing and recataloging. The intern would assist the librarian in these activities.
Contact: Mary Sheridan or Sister Cecilia Rose, 520-325-6401
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-647-7275
Creative Communication & Learning Advisory Council (Tucson)
CCLAC is developing Social Communication Centers for Intergenerational Exchange. As a SIRLS student, especially with an interest in eSociety, you can experience how information resources are developed and used. You would develop an appreciation of how libraries and databases by playing a role in the evolution of social media with young and adult populations. Interns will work in community centers, libraries, and other public internet sites to foster this exchange. Assistance is particularly needed in developing a trainer's demonstration package.
Contact: Mike Rohr, email@example.com, 520-236-1676
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 520-319-3159
The Haven (Tucson)
Assistance is needed to organize an archive of photographs, documents, and other items to develop a history of The Haven, a community-based organization offering services to women and men who are recovering from alcohol and drug abuse. The project would be located primarily at the Adelaide Drive site, just north of Salpointe.
Contact: Margaret Higgins, 520-623-4590, MargaretHiggins@thehaventucson.org
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, email@example.com
Little Chapel of All Nations (Tucson)
The Little Chapel is a non-profit, nonsectarian organization founded over 50 years ago by the late Ada Peirce McCormick, a Tucson writer and early-day feminist. An intern is needed to assist with organizing and cataloging books in the small library, researching software programs for the collection, and identifying rare books. The student would be responsible for finding a local librarian or information professional to supervise and evaluate the work.
Contact: Randi, firstname.lastname@example.org 520-623-1692
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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.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 7,000 inmates. Duties and projects will include helping with finding donations, picking up donations, sorting and shelving books, answering 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 with flexible hours.
Contact: Lisa Poulin, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
Phoenix Indian Medical Center
Opportunity to work in the Indian Health Service medical center library, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Contact: Jean Roehrs, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com, 602-263-4294
Raytheon Missile Systems (Tucson)
This internship is a unique opportunity to gain experience in a technical library within a major corporation.
Contact: Amy Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-794-7522
Social Communication Centers for Inter-Generational Exchange (Tucson)
Interns will be involved in one or multiple Centers where the emphasis is on social interaction between generations and where students are teaching adults how to use digital media as a communication tool. Locations will be non-profit organizations, libraries, and community and health centers that are adopting this program. Some internships could take place in prevalently Spanish-speaking neighborhoods.
Contact: Mike Rohrbach, 520-393-3783, email@example.com
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 development, Virtual reference regarding environmental health,Collection assessment, cataloging, and development, Co-teach library instruction sessions in high schools,Environmental Health Literacy development projects.
Contact: Marti Lindsey, 520-626-3692, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com
Bernalillo NM Public Library
Opportunity in a rural library to experience the full range of professional experiences. Located in the Rio Grande Basin, the library offer the opportunity to work with a SIRLS alumna.
Contact: Kathy Banks, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-867-1440
Federal Diversity Internship Initiative
The Washington Center places students in various federal agencies for 10-15 weeks each semester. These are full-time positions for the duration of the internship. Positions may be available in Washington, DC, and several regional locations. Application deadlines are November 19 for spring and March 18 for summer. Accepted interns will receive a stipend, fully-furnished housing, and a travel allowance. Applications can be submitted at www.twc.edu/apply
Contact: Lyndsy Horn, email@example.com, 202-238-7917
Federal Highway Administration & National Transportation Libraries (Washington, DC)
The two Libraries, both located in the Washington DC area, are offering paid, full-time internships for June 8 - August 15, 2015. The internships include a $5,000 stipend, along with travel arrangements and shared housing. The application deadline is January 16, 2015. For more information on the program, including requirements and application instructions, see http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/sipdg.cfm When applying, please select your interest areas as the Federal Highway Administration (with specialty Library Science) and the Research & Innovative Technology Administration (with specialty Library Science).
Contact: Deena Adelman, deena.adelman.CTR@dot.gov 202-493-3058
Montana Dept. of Transportation Research Bureau (Helena, MT)
A summer paid internship is available in the Research Bureau. The intern will be responsible for assisting with literature searches, copying and creating catalog records, assisting with the interlibrary loan program, contributing to the Summer Research newsletter, and assisting with daily library operations. Interns do not receive benefits, medical coverage, or vacation/sick leave. Work schedule is a 40 hour week. The application deadline is November 23.
Contact: Katy Callon, firstname.lastname@example.org 406-444-0871
National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum (Cooperstown, NY)
The Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program provides hands-on training in photo archives, technical services, archives and collections management, recorded media, and other museum professional activities. The Summer 2015 internships include a bi-weekly stipend during the ten weeks of the program and access to affordable student housing. http://baseballhall.org/education/internship-program
Contact: Stephanie Hazzard, email@example.com 607-547-0349
Society for Scholary Publishing (U.S. and Europe)
A link to internships available in the scholary publishing field: http://www.sspnet.org/careers/internships