Robert ’44 and Esther Kenyon Fortenbaugh ’46 Internship
Current Gettysburg College students have the opportunity to work with a specific library department for 8 hours a week during a single semester. Interns have worked in departments like Special Collections & Archives, Research & Instruction, Music, and Technical Services, as well as other areas like marketing and exhibits. Students gain a variety of experiences including digitizing images, processing manuscript collections, developing reference skills, curating an exhibit, and more.
Diane Werley Smith ’73 Internship in Special Collections
A 10-week summer internship in Special Collections, this focused experience provides a rare opportunity to learn more about work in Special Collections and Archives without the distraction of school work and term papers.
Barbara Holley ’54 Internship
Awarded annually, this one-year, paid internship with benefits allows a recent college graduate interested in library and information science the opportunity to work across various departments in Musselman Library and gain valuable experience in many aspects of library operations, procedures, and management.
Digital Scholarship Summer Fellowship
Rising sophomores and rising juniors at Gettysburg College have the opportunity to take part in a 10-week intensive, programmatic introduction to digital scholarship over the course of a summer. Fellows learn digital scholarship skills and apply them to a public-facing, academic, digital project. Fellows may propose their own projects or be matched with a project involving library collections.
For graduate students enrolled in an accredited graduate program in library and information science, we may also work to provide an unpaid internship or field experience for students interested in academic libraries.
The Internship Experience
The Fortenbaugh Interns: Where are they Now?
Kelly Fullerton '13
Pursuing MSLS at UNC Chapel Hill
John Hill '13
Editorial Manuscript Coordinator, American Psychological Association
Sierra Green '11
Pursuing MLIS at University of Pittsburgh
Tara Wink '07
Special Collections Librarian, West Chester University
Meggan (Emler) Smith '04
Reference & Instruction Librarian, Gettysburg College