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Hoover Library Internships for Undergraduate Students

The Hoover Library student internship program is designed for students who are interested in obtaining an advanced degree in library science.  An internship provides students with the opportunity to become familiar with professional librarianship, obtain valuable library experience, and make connections with librarians. The internship opportunity is a non-credit, supervised, field based library experience.

Guidelines for Internships

  • Priority will be given to students who are enrolled at McDaniel College and who work in Hoover Library.
  • Student interns should be in their junior or senior year of college.
  • One student per semester will be considered for internships at Hoover Library.
  • Potential interns will be interviewed by internship coordinator (and possibly another librarian) before hire.
  • Interns will be expected to work an average of ten hours per week.
  • Internship Coordinator will try to match the intern with the department of his/her area of interest, but the intern will be expected to work in any area of the library that needs assistance.
  • The Hoover Library intern will work closely with several library departments to gain as much experience as possible.
  • Interns will complete assignments and projects that are beyond the scope of regular student assistant duties.
  • Each department where the intern works will provide training to complete assignments and projects.
  • Interns will report to the internship coordinator and the librarian in charge of the department where the student is interning.
  • Each potential intern is required to complete an online application, write a statement (300 words) describing why they would like to intern at Hoover Library, and be interviewed by the internship coordinator.

Deadlines for Applying for Internships

  • March 15 for a summer term internship.
  • July 15 for a fall term internship.
  • November 15 for a spring term internship.

Qualifications and Skills Requirements

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Facility with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard computer applications and the Internet.
  • Good organizational skills.

Previous library work and/or library research experience is highly desirable.