Robert ’44 and Esther Kenyon Fortenbaugh ’46 Internships

The deadline for Spring 2018 Fortenbaugh internships has passed.

Musselman Library has selected Spring 2018 Fortenbaugh interns. Internships are available in the Research and Instruction, and Special Collections/Archives departments. Please see the internship description and application instructions for each position below.


Research & Instruction

Goal: Become familiar with research & instruction activities of an academic library.

Prerequisite: Must have taken one or more reference courses

Supervisor: Kerri Odess-Harnish, Director of Research & Instruction

Contact information:, (717) 337-7018

Times/Dates Available:

Fall or spring semester

Must be available the week prior to start of a semester for a training session of approximately fifteen hours in length

Weekday hours requires

Some evening hours possible on Monday-Thursday

Internship Activities:

Staff Research Help Desk and assist students and other researchers in using the collections

Participate in collection development of the reference collection

Work with librarian liaisons to support carious academic departments

Participate in information literacy instruction program by:

  • Preparing supportive course materials
  • Co-teaching a class as schedules permit
  • Assessment of student learning
  • Collecting and analyzing statistics taken in support of the instruction program

Due to space constraints and our desire to provide a meaningful mentorship for interns, we are unable to accommodate more than one intern each year.


Special Collections & College Archives

Goal: Become familiar with Special Collections and Archives in an academic library.

Supervisor: Carolyn Sautter, Director of Special Collections and College Archives

Contact information:, (717) 337-7002

Prerequisites: None

Dates available:

Spring semester

Daytime, weekday hours

Internship Activities:

Learn archival theory and practice

Become familiar with rare books, manuscripts, photograph and memorabilia

Become familiar with basic preservation of rare materials

Assist in the arrangement and description of collections and the creation of finding aids

Assist with research and mounting exhibits

Staff reading room desk and assist students and other researchers in using the collections

Assist with digital projects or initiatives


Technical Services

Goal: Gain practical experience and become familiar with one or more Technical Service units in an academic library.

Supervisor: Jeremy Garskof, Director of Technical Services

Contact information:, (717) 337-7036

Prerequisites: None

Time/Dates available:

Spring Semester and Summer Break

Daytime, weekday hours

Internship activities:

Become familiar with broad concepts and processes related to Acquisitions, Cataloging, Electronic Resources and Serials, and Collection Development

Assist with collection development and evaluation of Musselman Library resources in physical and/or electronic format situated in the main campus building and/or offsite storage facility

Help with electronic resource management projects

Support projects pertaining to methods of acquiring and evaluating new resources.