Thursday, March 25, 2010

Internship Opportunity - Historical Audio Collections - Yale University

2010 Library Internship in Historical Audio Collections at Yale University
Sterling Memorial Library, Historical Sound Recordings (HSR)
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Duration: Fixed, May—August 2010 (flexible); non-renewable
Schedule: Part-time, flexible during standard work week (M-F 8:30 – 5:00)
Salary: Unpaid (credit only)

The Historical Sound Recordings (HSR) Collection at Yale University, one of the most extensive collections of historical audio recordings in North America, is now accepting applications for a spring internship. The internship will provide hands-on training and experience in the HSR collection through handling, playback, and preservation of rare audio materials. It will also introduce the intern to concepts of discography and research in the audio field. It is expected that the assignment will culminate in a final report/portfolio and presentation to show the accomplishments of the completed project, product, or service. The internship consists of 150 hours, which must be completed by August 31, 2010.

Applicants must be currently enrolled and in good standing in a Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information sciences, preservation, archives, or related program. Applicants must have completed at least three graduate courses before the start date of their internship. Please note: No stipend or travel assistance is available; the intern must be able to support him/herself in the New Haven area for the duration of the internship. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2010. To apply, please submit a current resume and a brief cover letter/statement of interest to Amy Burlingame, Human Resources Supervisor & Staffing Representative, via e-mail at There is no application form. Please be sure to include “HSR Internship” in the e-mail subject and cover letter. All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment screening. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. Internal candidates are also subject to pre-employment screening for this position.