Humboldt Library Scholar Internship

Real World Experience in Research and Publishing

students using collaboration station in Humboldt Room Library Scholar interns benefit from project-based learning that produces high-impact, online content.

Library scholar interns work in collaboration with academic programs and each other to build skills in teamwork, problem solving, communications, and research. Library Scholar interns lead projects such as: researching and writing for the web, curating exhibits and engagement programs, creating presentations, and text layout and digitization for the Humboldt State University Press. Interns are paid and receive course credit as well as credit for their online productions.

Cost: $25,000 (Endow internships, or $500 awarded per intern)

Malcolm Buchanan


Malcolm Buchanan Library Scholar Internships
Thanks to a bequest from Malcolm Buchanan ‘50, HSU Library provides paid credit-based student internships to HSU students. This powerful digital humanities experience with hands-on research and project based learning combines work with archives, manuscripts and rare books.


Student Body and Board of Control 1927Portrait of Redwood LoggersThe Humboldt Redwoods Project online exhibition was created by HSU students in partnership with the HSU Library Special Collections and the HSU Museum & Gallery Practices Certification Program to celebrate our community's relationship with the redwood forests that surround us.

Humboldt Hindsight is 2020 was created by Humboldt Library Scholars interns to give the incoming HSU Class of 2020 a view of life on campus and in the community 100 years ago.


Pinetum Britannicum coverHumboldt State University Press
Humboldt Library Scholars interns digitized 1884 publication Pinetum Britanicum for publication online.

I had a clear goal for my transfer year - I took Foreign Relations and the Library Scholar internship. Working with local history gave me a path to a different career that I haven’t thought about before. Library Sciences has become a Plan B for my History degree. Maybe I wasn’t looking, but I definitely found it.
--Jorge Ambriz (History major, Political Science minor, Spring 2016)
The internships in the library are good for getting students used to doing work with online databases and websites in a library setting with the public. This experience can be helpful for future studies, a dissertation. It never hurts to learn.
--Zack Payne, Library Student Assistant (Religious Studies, Spring 2017)

More information and applications for the Humboldt State University Library Internships can be found here.

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