Holley Internship for Current Students

Holley Internship for Current Students

Have you ever wondered what library workers do and how they support student success in an academic setting? What does a 21st century career in libraries look like? The Holley Internship for Current Students invites you to learn more about this exciting profession.

This one-semester, paid internship is designed as a rotation that will expose students to library work in all areas of Musselman Library (Collections & Technical Services, Research & Instruction, Scholarly Communications, Special Collections & College Archives, and User Services). Interns will be introduced to the field of library and information science while developing professional skills that can translate to any job.

Holley Interns will:

  • Learn about all areas/departments of Musselman Library and engage in conversations and hands-on projects designed to help students explore various aspects of library work.
  • Participate in a weekly cohort meeting during which interns and library staff will discuss their experiences, current library issues, and topics of interest to the group.
  • Connect regularly with a member of the library staff who will serve as your supervisor/mentor.
  • Identify a final project to carry out during the last three weeks of the semester. This project can be done individually or collaboratively with other interns. We will share some project ideas, and interns are welcome to create their own.

This internship is a cohort experience. We will hire 3-4 students who represent a range of class years, academic backgrounds, and student experiences.

Holley Interns will work 6-8 hours per week while classes are in session (1-hour weekly group meeting, 30-minute weekly meeting with supervisor, 4.5-6.5 hours departmental training and project work). In addition, there will be about 5 hours of paid orientation during the last week of winter break. The pay rate is $10.25 per hour.

Required Qualifications:

  • Current Gettysburg College student who will be in residence (on campus) in spring 2024
  • Strong communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • Interest in learning about library work

Musselman Library is committed to creating a library environment that reflects our community. We recognize that historically, the field of librarianship has mainly employed white professionals. Therefore, we especially encourage students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to apply. The library is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities who wish to participate in this experience.

To apply, submit a resume and a cover letter via Handshake indicating your interest in the position.

  • In your letter, please be specific about why you would like to be one of our Holley Interns.
  • In your resume, provide the name and contact information for one reference and indicate their relationship to you (professor, advisor, supervisor, etc.). Be sure to communicate with your reference about this opportunity and alert them to potential future contact from Musselman Library staff.

Application materials must be received by Sunday, October 29, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST to be considered. Please submit your resume and cover letter within Handshake.

Have questions? Please feel free to reach out to Janelle Wertzberger (Assistant Dean and Director of Scholarly Communications) via email at jwertzbe@gettysburg.edu. We are happy to talk with potential applicants about this opportunity before the application deadline.

Check It Out: Exploring Careers in Libraries

Musselman Library at sunset