Internship — Humanities and Social Science Library, Penn (Philadelphia, PA)

Humanities and Social Science Library Internship

Penn Libraries

Philadelphia, PA

Availability: one year long position open beginning February 15th


Hours: 10-20 hours per week

Schedule: Some weekend and evening hours required.

Salary: $15/hour.

Overview: The Teaching, Research, and Learning division in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center provides reference, research and instructional support primarily to students and faculty in social science and humanities departments of the University of Pennsylvania.

The intern will provide reference and instructional services, assist the department in experimenting with instructional innovations, and help develop evidence-based practices. Special projects may include working with professional staff on any of the following:

  • Developing new instructional initiatives
  • Re-envisioning reference services and spaces
  • Expanding departmental use of new technologies and social media
  • Evaluating programs and services

Must be a current student in an ALA-accredited graduate program in library/information science. Strong academic background and public service orientation. Ability to learn quickly and independently, take initiative, and handle busy situations. Our extensive training program leads us to ask for a minimum one year commitment.

Preferred Experience: Comfort with emerging information technologies. Teaching or training experience.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to:
Elizabeth Martin

Use subject line “Humanities and Social Science Library Internship.”

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Elizabeth Martin, PHR

HR Coordinator

Library Human Resources