Library Scholarly Communication Internship

About the Library Scholarly Communications Internship

The Library Scholarly Communications Internship offers students an opportunity to work on digital scholarship, book publishing, and other scholarly communications projects. Over the course of one semester, students will work individually and in teams to gain hands-on experience creating faculty profiles, managing copyright, promoting scholarship, and working in the open access platform Bepress.  These skills will aid student success at the university and after graduation. For more information contact Kyle Morgan, Scholarly Communications and Digital Scholarship Librarian, at

Press at Cal Poly Humboldt Books

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will develop skills working in Bepress, an open-access platform used by 476 universities
  • Students will be able to express and critique issues of open access, copyright, and academic publishing from first-hand experience.

Outstanding Student Projects

  • Digital Commons  (
  • Humboldt Digital Scholar (
  • Press@Humboldt ( - students were given an opportunity to market open-access works published in open access through the Press. Over the course of one semester, students learned consultation strategies, social media marketing skills, alternative publishing opportunities, bibliographic research, website development, interviewing practices and application, and video editing. Interns developed author relationships, contributed to marketing templates, and learned narrative and visualization techniques to connect scholarly output to broader audiences.
  • SelectedWorks Author Gallery - students built the first open-access platform for Cal Poly Humboldt faculty and student profiles.  Scholarly Communications works to foster collaboration between Humboldt students and faculty in advanced studies of digital humanities. Interns were encouraged to make connections with faculty and develop projects that merged scholarly output with technological tools and social media.


Previous Interns

Erika Andrews (Spring 2018)
Cover of Y.E.S.: 50 Years of Community Building book"When I think of my internship with Humboldt Scholars, Special Collection, and the Y.E.S. House, I am truly amazed at what we were able to produce in such little time. While writing about the Y.E.S. House, every decade I researched, I became more intrigued and inspired. The commitment Y.E.S. has to the community is humbling. From radical student organization to long-standing community collaborator, Y.E.S. has never lost sight of their vision of community participation… After Kyle Morgan took a chance on me and offered me the internship, I immediately called my mother to celebrate with her…. look Mom I wrote a book!!!!!"

Christopher Villa, English Major (Fall 2015)
"I hope to gain skills and a perspective about digitizing written material in an era where this seems to be a necessary project."


For more information on how you can sponsore an intern or donate to the Cal Poly Humboldt Library, see Giving to the Library.