Milne Library has openings for student interns for the fall semester.
While we can’t offer you a paycheck, internships at Milne offer course credit and some other distinct advantages:
- On campus
- No one will ask you to make coffee
- The only photocopying you will do will be for your own projects
- You’re here anyway, might as well get 2-4 course credits
- Library staff are dedicated to making your internship a learning experience
- Experience working in a library or on publishing projects will look good on your resume
Internships in Milne will be geared towards your interests, related to services and projects the library is working on. While the amount of credit you can receive for internships varies, most library internships work best at the 2-4 credit hour level (about 5 to 11 hours per week).
Milne Library internships are ideal for students who are interested in exploring careers in publishing, libraries, archives or museums.
We are seeking interns related to:
Library Reference – For students who love library research and are considering a career as a librarian, this internship will give you hands on experience assisting students and faculty with their research at our reference desk. Interns will receive comprehensive training and mentoring. Interns will also have the opportunity to develop special projects such as tutorials, research guides or other tools to assist students with research.
Editing and publishing – Milne Library Scholarship and Publishing Services is seeking interns to assist with editorial and production tasks ranging from preparing manuscripts for text layout and production using Adobe InDesign, to copyediting and proofreading manuscripts using track changes in MS-WORD. Depending on skills and needs, internship may also be focused on specific areas of publishing, such as; marketing or graphic design.
Book marketing – Milne Library Scholarship and Publishing Services is seeking Book Marketing Interns to assist with marketing tasks for a range of publications, including; Open SUNY Textbooks, Special Collections Reprints, and other publications. Intern will evaluate book marketing strategies, develop and conduct marketing material and strategies for forthcoming titles.
Library Special Collections – The Milne Library Technical Services unit is looking for a student interested in learning and applying new skills in special collections and archives practice; digitization, metadata and collection management. Most suitable for students interested in history, museums, archives, or libraries.
Students interested in any library internships can contact Milne Library Business Manager Ryann Fair (firstname.lastname@example.org, 585.245.5591).