Intersnhip — Lippincott Library of the Wharton School (Philadelphia, PA)

Availability: one year long position open immediately

Salary: $15/hour.

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week. Weekend hours and one night per week required.

The Lippincott Library,, is the business library at the University of Pennsylvania. We provide information resources, services and programs primarily for students, faculty and staff of the Wharton School. Outstanding opportunities are available for creative, energetic graduate students looking to gain on-the-job experience in an academic library while in school. Recent interns have gone on to work at Cornell, Columbia and Villanova, as well as public and special libraries.

The intern’s work will primarily support the library’s public service efforts. Typical duties include:

  • Providing reference and research services to patrons in face-to-face and virtual formats
  • Covering the Penn Libraries IM/Chat reference service 1-2 hours/week
  • Updating web-based research guides and tutorials
  • Assisting with program and service evaluation
  • Other projects as assigned


  • Current student in an ALA-accredited graduate degree program in library or information science.
  • Strong computer skills (Office applications, HTML, Adobe Suite).
  • Able to work with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong public services orientation.
  • Flexible and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Interest in business information.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to the attention of:
Elizabeth Martin
Please write “Lippincott Library Internship” in the subject line.

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