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Internships are typically available during the summer (May -September). Although, candidates may be considered for the spring and fall semesters on a case-by-case basis. Internships are unpaid unless otherwise noted.

Genealogy Collection Intern

Job Description
An intern in the Genealogy Collection area will assist staff in the operation of the area by providing assistance to researchers in the Genealogy Research Room at the Indiana State Library and assisting with public programming and tours.

Qualifications
Must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science degree program or equivalent. An eye for detail and interest in genealogy and local history is desirable.

Additional Information
Interested candidates should contact Diane Sharp, Supervisor, 317-232-3724 dsharp@library.IN.gov.

Indiana Collection Intern

Job Description
An intern in the Indiana Collection area will assist staff in the operation of the area by providing assistance to researchers with the Indiana Collection at the Indiana State Library and assisting with public programming and tours.

Qualifications
Must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science degree program or equivalent. An eye for detail and interest in genealogy and local history is desirable.

Additional Information
Interested candidates should contact Monique Howell, Supervisor, 317-234-7270 MoHowell@library.IN.gov.

Government Documents Intern

Job Description
An intern in the Government Documents collection area will assist staff in the operation of the area by providing assistance to researchers with the federal documents at the Indiana State Library and assisting with public programming and tours.

Qualifications
Must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science degree program or equivalent. An eye for detail and interest in genealogy and local history is desirable.

Additional Information
Interested candidates should contact Ron Sharp, Supervisor, 317-232-3727 rsharp@library.IN.gov.

Center for the Book/Outreach Intern

Job Description
The Center for the Book/outreach intern will assist in the marketing and promotion of the Indiana State Library and the Indiana Center for the Book. The incumbent will plan and promote special receptions, represent the library at promotional and trade events, write press releases, produce marketing materials, assist with tours, and develop and install exhibits.

Qualifications
Must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science program or undergraduate degree program in Marketing, Communications, Public Administration or related topic.

Additional Information
Interested candidates should email a copy of their résumé to Suzanne Walker, Director, Indiana Center for the Book, at suwalker@library.IN.gov.  

Digitization/Indiana Memory Intern

Job Description
Under the supervision of the State Library’s Digital Initiatives Librarian, volunteers will assist with creating digital collections and developing the Indiana Memory web portal. Tasks include scanning of original documents, metadata creation, content management, and web development. Volunteers will follow digitization guidelines and standards as established for Indiana Memory.  Training will be provided.

Qualifications
Individuals must be able to work independently, pay attention to detail, be responsible and dependable, and be comfortable with computers.  Familiarity with scanning equipment and imaging software is preferred, but not necessary.

Additional information
Interested candidates should contact Connie Rendfeld, Digital Initiatives Librarian, by calling 317.232.3694 or e-mail crendfeld@library.IN.gov

Rare Books and Manuscripts Intern

Job Description
Process and create finding aids to promote access to and preserve our manuscript collections.

Major Responsibilities
This position requires basic organizational skills, specifically with manuscript collections and creating finding aids using archival software. Additional responsibilities may include providing research.

Qualifications
Experience with information technology applications in a library environment; working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications. Effective oral and written communication skills; strong organizational skills.

Additional Information
Interested candidates should email a copy of their resume to Bethany Fiechter, Rare Books and Manuscripts Supervisor, at bfiechter@library.IN.gov.