Internships and Special Projects at the University Libraries

Introduction

The University Libraries (UL) at Bowling Green State University welcomes undergraduate and graduate students interested in developing academic related internships/co-ops/practicums professional opportunities within the UL. The UL is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and encourages applications by minorities and other under-represented groups. Considered a leader among academic libraries, especially in Ohio, the University Libraries' strengths include instruction and reference, access and technical services, government documents, and special collections which represent the collecting areas of popular culture, sound recordings, K-12 curriculum materials, regional and Great Lakes history, university archives and rare books. Students may have the opportunity to work closely with professional librarians and archivists, gaining practical professional experience. Students enrolled in graduate programs in library science, archival administration, history, American culture studies, popular culture studies and other related fields are encouraged to apply. Under special circumstances, undergraduate internships may be arranged.
Specific Information about Internships and Special Project opportunities in the departments, branches, and special collections of the University Libraries.

Application Process

Students interested in pursuing an academic internships/co-ops/practicums or work experience within the UL should first contact the Administrative Office, University Libraries, William T. Jerome Library, and  complete the online Internships/Co-Ops form or print out, complete, and submit the PDF version of the formto the address below. After review of the completed form, students will be directed to a specific department and contact person. Final approval for the internship will be made at the departmental level and based on the availability of staff and appropriate project-oriented work. It is the student's responsibility to meet the registration requirements of their respective academic program and to inform the UL department in writing about the academic requirements and contact person for the internship/special project. Before the internship is officially approved, the goals, objectives, and/or intended results must be mutually agreed upon by the student and departmental supervisor and must be in writing, with a copy filed in the Administrative Office. At the end of the academic-related work experience, a written assessment must be completed by both the student and departmental supervisor with a copy filed in the Administrative Office.

Application Deadline for Fall and Summer 2017 Semester Internships: March 1, 2017

Application Deadline for Spring 2018 Semester Internships: October 1, 2017

In the event that a UL department is initiating the Internship/Co-op process, all students must still complete the online Internships/Special Projects form described above.  If the experience is for pay, approval must be sought in advance through the annual student employment budget requesting cycle or through the Dean.

Contact Information

Administrative Office-Room 204
University Libraries
William T. Jerome Library
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
419-372-2856
419-372-7996 (Fax)
libadmin@bgnet.bgsu.edu

*UL Staff - Policies and Procedures document is located in Canvas.