Internships and Graduate Assistantships

Internship Opportunities

James E. Wright, Jr. Memorial Endowment in the Life Sciences Library

  • Eligible undergraduate students will work with the staff in the Life Sciences Library.
  • First preference given to students who are majoring in genetics or a related field.
  • Second preference given to students interested in pursuing a post-graduate Library Science degree.
  • Third preference given to students from the Eberly College of Science.
  • For more information, contact the Life Science Library at 814-865-7056 or Amy Paster at alp4@psu.edu.

Bednar Undergraduate Internship

  • Internships available in various areas of the University Libraries.
  • Only full-time juniors and seniors ‘exhibiting academic excellence’ are eligible.
  • See University Libraries Jobs page for internship listings.
  • This is a paid internship. 
  • For more information, contact Wendi Keeler at 814-863-5449 or wak109@psu.edu.

The Robert and Carol Klaus Undergraduate Internship in the William and Joan Schreyer Business Library

This paid (not for credit) undergraduate internship enables business students to participate in active and collaborative learning experiences.  Students may serve as peer educators for Management 301, the heavily enrolled course that is an entrance to the major for all Smeal College of Business Students.  Klaus interns may also help librarians promote the Business Library's events, collections, and services. For more information, contact Diane Zabel, Benzak Business Librarian and Head of the Schreyer Business Library at dxz2@psu.edu.

Stelts-Filippelli Internship

The Stelts-Filippelli intern supports the exhibition program in the Special Collections Library and gains curatorial experience by conducting research, retrieving materials, writing and designing labels and other exhibition texts, building mounts to exhibit materials safely, and managing the installation and de-installation of exhibitions. The intern also focuses on the principles and methods of conserving library and archival materials and will obtain hands-on experience in carrying out these principles under the direction the Senior Book Conservator. Contact: Clara Drummond (814 863 5388).

Candace and Patrick E. Malloy Graduate Assistantship in the University Archives

For more information about this Graduate Assistantship, contact Julie Porterfield, Instruction and Outreach Archivist at jmp48@psu.edu

The Richard and Carol Steinhauer Endowment for Graduates in the Schreyer Business Library

This paid graduate assistantship assists librarians in the Schreyer Business Library with the development of innovative services and programs.  Graduate assistants have helped create programs that have not been the traditional purview of academic libraries, such as the highly successful Code for Her workshop series. For more information, contact Diane Zabel, Benzak Business Librarian and Head of the Schreyer Business Library at dxz2@psu.edu.

The Robert and Sandra Poole Graduate Assistantship

This paid graduate assistantship assists librarians in the Schreyer Business Library with the development of innovative services and programs.  Graduate assistants have helped create programs that have not been the traditional purview of academic libraries, such as the highly successful Code for Her workshop series. For more information, contact Diane Zabel, Benzak Business Librarian and Head of the Schreyer Business Library at dxz2@psu.edu.