The Program is currently under revision. There will be a new process posted soon for 2013-2014.
The Thomas Internship is made possible through the Robert and Dorris Thomas Endowment Fund. The purpose of the internship is to introduce a student to the field of librarianship by providing practical training with pay for working in the UO Libraries OR to provide a student from the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts with a high-level, creative learning opportunity within the UO Libraries. The main emphasis is to attract students who are enthusiastic and excited about exploring a career in libraries and/or its associated information technology. One position assignment will be posted above (soon) for the coming academic year (three terms in all). If you are interested and qualified, please follow these procedures to apply.
Qualifications for the Thomas Internship:
- Oregon residents will receive priority consideration!
- Currently enrolled for at least eight credits as an undergraduate student pursuing a degree from the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts (preferred) or other UO program OR
- Currently enrolled for at least six credits in an American Library Association-accredited library information science program anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. Graduates working on a dissertation need only be registered for three credits. You will be required to provide proof of enrollment if selected. Applicants should not yet be practicing librarians.
How Do I Apply for this Opportunity?
- Complete the Thomas Intern Application Form for 2013-2014, answering all questions. Please note the July 17, 2013 deadline!
- Send completed application form, along with current resume, to Ms. Laine Stambaugh, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299 or to email@example.com by the deadline.
The hourly rate is determined by the nature of the work assignment and recommendation of the hiring supervisor. Compensation for the three terms should be between $5,000-$6,000, depending on the project assignment.
When Do Thomas Internships Take Place?
Most appointments are made to coincide with UO quarters. See upcoming UO term and intersession schedules. If you are attending an MLIS program at a school on a different schedule, you may propose a different schedule that matches your own term.
Agreement and Commitment:
Being part of the Thomas Internship is an agreement and commitment of your time and effort, as well as that of the host supervisor. The proposed assignment must benefit not only the intern, but the library and its users as well. The goal is to provide an enriching career experience that helps shape your academic future!
Need More Information? Contact Laine Stambaugh, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also see: UNPAID INTERNSHIPS, PRACTICA, FIELDWORK.