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Yale Graduate Student Internship

Yale Graduate Student Internship      

Yale Graduate Student Internship

The Lewis Walpole Library offers an internship to a Yale graduate student who has completed the coursework for the PhD. The internship is offered for either the spring or the fall semester, or both, and includes a stipend each semester. The person(s) appointed will be expected to work for twenty hours per week. For students in a teaching year, this position may substitute for a semester of teaching, with the approval of the DGS. For all others, it is expected to replace rather than supplement any teaching fellowship.

The internship is designed to encourage Yale graduate students to consider the rewarding possibilities of a future career in academic libraries. It is part of a wider, nationwide program that will also include postdoctoral fellowships in the future. The symposium "How to do things with books: careers in academic libraries," held in Sterling Memorial Library in April 2003, launched this initiative at Yale, and since then the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has held a further planning meeting of university librarians, deans, and provosts to carry forward the national program.

Students who are interested in applying for the internship should write to:

Margaret K. Powell
W.S. Lewis Librarian and Executive Director
The Lewis Walpole Library
P.O. Box 1408
Farmington, CT 06034

or phone: 860-677-2140 or email: nicole.bouche@yale.edu, giving details of their doctoral work, attaching a short statement about why they would like to work in the library, and naming two referees. Lewis Walpole Library staff will be glad to talk with anyone who wishes to explore the possibilities before submitting documentation.

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