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 LILAC's professional development program.
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.
Deadline: Early March. In 2018, the deadline is March 9, 2018.
Application Instructions: To apply, please e-mail the following to Marianne Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the Rare Books and Manuscripts internship, or Marianne Weldon: (email@example.com) 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
Full information is available from the LILAC page.
Digital Technology Internships
Through LILAC'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 early 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 JobEx; announcements will be posted on JobEx and the Digital Scholarship website in late February/early March. For more information, see the Digital Scholarship website.
Performing Arts & Exhibition Internship
During spring 2018 and fall 2019, the Performing Arts Series at Bryn Mawr will collaborate with the Program in Middle Eastern Studies and the Department of History of Art to offer several internships for undergraduate students to assist with the presentation of works by the Lebanese contemporary artist Tania El Khoury (http://taniaelkhoury.com/). Students will meet the artist and attend campus events related to El Khoury's work that are scheduled at Bryn Mawr College and in Philadelphia during the week of April 9, 2018, when El Khoury will be in residence. They will then assist with the presentation of her installation "Gardens Speak" and three other works in September 2018. Duties may include: assisting with publicity for the exhibition and related events, serving as visitor guides during the exhibition, attending and blogging about events related to the exhibition, collaborating on the development and execution of campus programming, and additional duties to be determined as the project evolves.
Students will be paid an hourly rate of $10 and will be asked to make a minimum five-hour commitment during the week of April 9, 2018 and a minimum five-hour commitment in the fall semester during the period of the project, September 6 – 23, 2018.
Interested students should complete the online application at https://brynmawr.wufoo.com/forms/m4fqlk10vyodrb/, which is due by Friday, March 23. Students may be contacted to interview for the internship during the week of March 26. The final selection of interns will be announced during the week of April 2.
Please contact Professor Alicia Walker, awalker01@brynmawr, with any questions.