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Furman Libraries
Summer Internship
Summer 2017

This year, the Furman Libraries will offer one 10-week, 35 hour/week summer internship for Furman undergraduates. This internship is intended for students with an expressed interest in library and/or information science. The intern will be matched to projects and library divisions based on experiences and evolving interest, as well as current needs.

Interns will receive the summer pay rate of $10/hour for the period of June 5 – August 10, 2017.

Interns will work closely with faculty and staff mentors in the Furman Libraries during their time, and will be assigned a supervisor in the library who will oversee their entire internship experience, from design to evaluation. Interns will be provided with workspace, equipment, training necessary for various projects, and will receive regular feedback and guidance.

Interns are treated like a member of the library and included in meetings and social gatherings. An intern will be able to meet with different members of the library one-on-one in addition to their projects, to learn more about the profession and ask any questions they have.

At the end of the internship, the supervisor will complete an evaluation form to provide formal feedback, and provide the intern with a letter of recommendation, if appropriate.

First-year students through seniors are eligible to apply for a summer 2017 internship.

Instructions for Applicants:
Applicants should write about their experiences in libraries and research, explain why they are interested in a summer internship, provide related course experience and names of two faculty members who can speak to their work (one should be their academic advisor.) The application should not exceed 500 words.

Please send all questions and all application materials to Jenny Colvin (

Deadline for applications: April 18, 2017
Decision made by: April 22, 2017


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