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We offer a variety of internship and employment opportunities to students. For more information about current openings and application procedures, refer to SU's online job application site.


Semester-long internships to SU students for class credit in the following areas:

  • Public Services: Available for graduate students working toward library and information science degrees. Interns' primary duties include researching and responding to remote reference questions and working shifts on the Reading Room desk, where the intern will register and orient Reading Room patrons and answer in-person reference questions. Internships also include a special project as assigned.
  • Manuscripts Processing: Hands-on experience in the arrangement and description of archival material. Past internships have included processing of one or more small collections from start to finish, including researching the archival content/context and writing/encoding an EAD finding aid; integration of new additions into existing collections and updating the finding aid; digitization of archival material and creation of accompanying metadata; and working with SCRC staff to assist in the processing of large, complex collections such as the Benjamin Spock and Marcel Breuer papers.
  • Exhibitions: Each year, a student enrolled in Syracuse University's Museum Studies Program is selected as an exhibitions intern. The internship offers hands-on experience in the selection, preparation, and installation of exhibitions. Each intern works under the direct supervision of a curator.
  • Conservation: Opportunities for students interested in learning more about library conservation and preservation issues by working in SCRC's Conservation Lab.

Student Employment

SCRC also offers positions for currently enrolled SU students who have been awarded a Federal Work Study grant.

For more information and application procedures, please refer to SU's online job application site.