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HSU Library Internship for SJSU SI students

Eligibility & Conditions of Employment

The University Library offers 1-2 paid/unpaid virtual internship position(s) for approximately 10 hours per week during each Spring and Fall semester, as funding permits. 

Applicants must be currently enrolled in the SJSU SI graduate program in library and information science, with a demonstrated emphasis (i.e. via course work) in academic librarianship preferred. Graduate students from historically underrepresented groups, as defined by the American Libraries Association, Spectrum Program, are especially encouraged to apply.

Required Skills:

  • Strong written communication skills;
  • Experience with database searching;
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information and to write clearly and concisely;
  • Experience creating documents for print and web publishing;
  • Ability to work independently. 

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with content management systems, web design and/or online teaching and learning tools;
  • Knowledge of instructional design principles.

In addition, applicants must conform to their institution's guidelines and practices for internships, and must have completed at least half of the course requirements leading to the Masters degree.

It is a condition of employment that the library school be an active participant with HSU Library in monitoring progress of the student and working with HSU librarians to provide mentoring.


The Internship Experience

The virtual library internship at HSU is designed and intended to provide the successful candidate with a professional experience in academic librarianship and prepare the intern for professional opportunities. This virtual internship will support the many ways HSU students and faculty engage with their Library.

The HSU Library Virtual Intern(s) will focus on Digital Information Literacy. They will have the opportunity to create/maintain web-based tutorials, videos, research LibGuides, and other learning objects depending on their course work, skills and qualifications. 

Librarian intern(s) will be assigned one or more HSU librarians as mentors, based upon interest/expertise as well as upon the needs of the library. Librarian intern(s) will be in contact with their supervasor(s) by e-mail and/or conference collaboration stations on a regular basis during the internship. A formative assessment model will be employed with the projects they will be working on.


Learning Outcomes

The intern must formulate learning outcomes, which have to be approved by the HSU Library internship coordinator/mentor(s) and the SJSU School of Information faculty coordinator/supervisor.

HSU Library internship coordinator and mentors will be prepared to discuss each intern's progress with the individual(s) themselves and will expect to have regular meetings/discussions with the intern's library school coordinator/supervisor.

The objective is to provide each intern with valuable experience in a variety of professional activities and functions in a busy and progressive academic library.

Application Deadline

The HSU Library is currently accepting applications for internship position(s) for the Spring 2021 semester.

Application materials must be received no later than Dec 5, 2020


HSU Non-Discrimination Policy

In addition to meeting fully its obligations of nondiscrimination under federal and state laws, HSU is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. An EEO Employer.