LITS hosts paid internships and fellowships that give Bryn Mawr College students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working in library and information technology fields. Summer undergraduate interns and fellows participate in the Career and Civic Engagement Center's professional development program.
Careers in Library & Information Science: A Week-Long Exploration
Bryn Mawr College Library and Information Technology Services, in partnership with Haverford, Swarthmore, and Lafayette, are hosting a paid ($600), week-long online workshop from Tuesday, June 1 to Saturday, June 5, 2021. More information is available here. The deadline for applications is Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Internships in Special Collections
The Friends of the Library generously fund two types of 10-week, paid full-time summer internships in Bryn Mawr College's Department of Special Collections and Manuscripts:
Rare Books and Manuscripts Internships, which introduce students to work with rare books and manuscript collections and may include description and cataloging, conservation, research and writing for an exhibition, and digital reproduction and presentation of cultural items.
Art and Artifacts Internships, which introduce students to work with art and artifact objects in Bryn Mawr College's Department of Special Collections and Manuscripts, with a focus on inventorying, cataloging and photographing collections.
Application Instructions: Deadline to apply for this year is March 15, 2021.
To apply, please e-mail the following to Marianne Hansen (email@example.com) for the Rare Books and Manuscripts internship, or Marianne Weldon: (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the Art and Artifacts internship:
- 1-2 page letter explaining your interest in the position, relevant experience, and how the internship meets your academic, professional and personal goals
- Name of one faculty member who would be able to speak about your qualifications
More information is available from here.
Digital Technology Internships
Through the Career and Civic Engagement Center's Summer Internship Partner Program, LITS hosts several 10-week, full-time paid summer internships that enable undergraduates develop their digital competencies while working with Bryn Mawr faculty and staff on projects that support the College's educational programs and mission. Projects can include developing documentation and training materials for digital technologies, developing instructional or informational videos, helping with website design and production, and helping faculty develop digital course assignments. Applications are accepted through Handshake; openings are typically posted in January, applications are due in February-March, and decisions made by mid-to-late March. See the Handshake announcement for more information and exact dates.
Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows
The Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows program offers paid, part-time academic year and summer fellowships which give Bryn Mawr undergraduates the opportunity to learn digital scholarship methods and gain professional experience while working with IT professionals, librarians, archivists, and digital scholarship staff on a collaborative, public-facing digital scholarship projects. Applications are accepted through JobX; announcements will be posted on JobX, the Digital Scholarship website, and the Daily Digest in late February/early March. For more information, see the Digital Scholarship website.
Who Built Bryn Mawr? Summer Internships
Continuing Bryn Mawr students are invited to apply for four (4) summer internships working on the next phase of the Who Built Bryn Mawr? Project. The project will involve extensive historical research and writing to create an exhibition on at least four past students, faculty members and staff members who played important roles in the life of the College but who have been largely overlooked. These internships will offer students the opportunity to learn how to do historical research with primary sources and make interpretive arguments in exhibition and website formats. They will develop digital and material archives skills, as well as curatorial and website development strategies. For more information and the application form, see the Who Built Bryn Mawr? site. Deadline for applications is March 22, 2021.