List of Available Internships

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 (August 29, 2014)

Museum/Archive:  Center for Creative Photography (Tucson)

Public:  Maricopa Public Library

Special:  Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Social Communication Centers for Inter-Generational Exchange (Tucson)

 

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

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, 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, 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, kswank@pima.edu  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, 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

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, tlmolinero@msn.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, wlburk@email.arizona.edu

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, whb@email.arizona.edu

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, bhough@uatechpark.org

 

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

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, dwieneke@thepartnership.us, 520-236-2528, x 2146

 

Public

 

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 (http://www.dlapr.lib.az.us/index.html). 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, rprouty@lib.az.us 

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, tara.anglin@chandleraz.gov, 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, 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

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.

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 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, or Marly Helm, mhelm@email.arizona.edu, or call 520-621-4695.

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

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, ccp-rrinfo@email.arizona.edu

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

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, rperickson2001@yahoo.com480-474-2318

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, 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

Phoenix Art Museum

The Phoenix Art Museum has a number of fall internship openings.  More information and application details at http://www.phxart.org/education/interns

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 

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

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

 

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, suzie.sands@360training.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, alliancefrancaisetucson@gmail.com

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, ris@architecturemps.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, 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

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.

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

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

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, rohrmike@theriver.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, tnevels@sahuarogsc.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, joyce.martin@asu.edu

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 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, 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

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, jean.roehrs@ihs.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

Raytheon Missile Systems (Tucson)

This internship is a unique opportunity to gain experience in a technical library within a major corporation.

Contact:  Amy Smith, amy.c.smith@raytheon.com, 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, rohrmike@theriver.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 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

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, kbanks@townof bernalillo.org, 505-867-1440

Los Angeles City College

Internships are available for reference desk work assisting community college students with research. There is an opportunity to observe and conduct bibliographic instruction sessions.  The summer session runs June 16-July 24, 2014, Monday - Thursday, and fall hours are Monday - Saturday.  Los Angeles City College is located in East Hollywood at 844 N. Vermont Avenue.

Contact:  Barbara Vasquez, vasquebj@lacitycollege.edu, 323-953-4000, ext 2407

 

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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