Internships in Special Collections
In addition to class sessions, Special Collections also periodically hosts interns. Internships in Special Collections tend to be public-facing work involving social media, outreach, or exhibition projects, although some interns have also worked in collaboration with Digital Services on digitization projects. Internships are typically a semester long and run 150 hours.
What to do if you are interested in an internship
To work as an intern in Special Collections, you will need to discuss the internship with your advisor to make sure that you can register to earn course credit for the internship. All internships will also require a faculty supervisor in your department. We cannot accept interns who are not working for course credit.
Once your advisor and department are on board, you should contact Special Collections staff well in advance, at least two months prior to the start of the semester in which you would like to do your internship.
English and History
The majority of our interns have come from the English and History departments. Students from these departments should go through their departmental internship coordinators. More information on internships affiliated with these departments can be found here:
Graduate Student Practica
MLIS students interested in doing their practicum in Special Collections should contact Special Collections before they register for ISLT 7381.
Exhibits done by Interns
Interns have done exhibits using Special Collections materials on a variety of topics. Their exhibits are available below:
Works from American cartoonist John T. McCutcheon in the 1930s.
Cartography is the art and science of map-making. During the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Cartography was experiencing a peak of...
This exhibit contains information on preservation within the library and the Adopt-A-Book program. This was completed in preparation for Preservation...
This exhibit focuses on nine European travel posters from Spain, France, Italy, Britain, Germany, and Norway. In a century of...
The twenty-one books in the exhibit represent how invaluable the Harlem Renaissance was for African American children’s literature.
The Hiller Collection documents cities, industries, farming, and everyday life in China during the second phase of the Chinese Civil...