Internships and Special Projects at the University Libraries
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
Specific Information about Internships and Special Project opportunities in the departments, branches, and special collections of the University Libraries.
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.
Administrative Office-Room 204
William T. Jerome Library
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
*UL Staff - Policies and Procedures document is located in Canvas.