Library Scholar Internships

An Education that Lasts a Lifetime

Library Scholar interns benefit from project-based learning and undergraduate research opportunities that produce hands-on learning in Special Collections, Digital Media, or Scholarly Communications. 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 Press@Humboldt. Interns are paid and can receive course credit as well as credit for their online productions. Their work results in digital publications shared globally, and the experience transforms lives.

We hope you’ll consider joining other donors and help with our fundraising needs. A donation of $500 will support one Library Scholar Intern. Consider creating a named endowment for $30,000 which will pay one intern each semester forever, or support a particular project or discipline of your interest.

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Internship opportunities are posted online through Human Resources, Handshake, and the Cal Poly Humboldt Library website and Facebook page.

Previous Interns

These are just a couple comments from some of our student interns. For more participants and their projects, see Student Interns, Student Assistants, and Volunteers.

Jorge Ambriz, Spring 2016: "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."

Zack Payne, Spring 2017: "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."