Internship/Practicum Opportunities: SUNY Maritime College, Bronx, NY

The Stephen B. Luce Library, Maritime College State University of New York, Throggs Neck, NY is offering internships for the SUMMER or FALL of 2012.

 Potential interns may apply for the following areas:

·         Archives (Summer or Fall) – The Stephen B. Luce Library has several photograph and manuscript collections that deal with the maritime history of the port of New York.  Internship projects this summer will focus on processing, arranging, describing, and digitizing photographs as well as converting 35mm negatives and slides.  The subject of the photographs are primarily institutional and departmental in nature, with some unique images of training cruises from the late 20th century.

·         Information Literacy and Reference (Fall only) – Internship projects include working with reference librarians to provide bibliographic instruction, assisting librarians in the creation and the teaching of information literacy lessons.

·         Technical Services, Collection Development and Acquisitions (Summer or Fall) – Internship projects include material selection and deselection, assisting with the budgeting process, user analysis studies, processing of physical and digital materials including hands-on cataloging training. Exposure to government documents and the Federal Depository Libraries Program.

Interns may choose to either focus on specific areas or mix areas depending on desire of the intern to be exposed to different areas and the requirements of the intern’s graduate program.  This is an unpaid internship.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should be either enrolled in a Library and Information Science program or a recent graduate looking for experience.  Skills and abilities required: learn quickly and take initiative, be detail oriented, demonstrate excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills, proficiency in basic computer skills.

Students should submit the following:

•              Letter of application explaining what library functions and potential projects they are interested in (as described above)

•              Current resume

Qualified applicants will be contacted for interview.  If accepted to the program, students, sponsoring librarian(s) and/or the student’s academic advisor (if required by academic institution) will work together to negotiate terms of the internship and an agreement and plan of action regarding goals and objectives, training program, schedule and methodology for recording work accomplished and evaluation of the intern’s accomplishments.

Send inquiries or applications by email to:

Joseph Williams

Stephen B. Luce Library

6 Pennyfield Avenue

Bronx, NY 10465-4198

Email: jwilliams@sunymaritime.edu

ABOUT SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE

This four-year college of the State University of New York is situated at the beautiful Bronx peninsula. Surrounded by the Long Island Sound in a historic 19th century fort, SUNY Maritime College provides an outstanding education in the areas of Engineering, Naval Architecture, Marine Transportation/Business Administration, Marine Environmental Science, and Humanities. SUNY Maritime College prepares both men and women as leaders in their respective professional careers, including licensing of merchant marine officers. 100% of Maritime graduates are employed in careers of their choice within three months of graduation. Maritime College’s 17,000 ton, 565 foot training ship, EMPIRE STATE VI, is the best equipped training ship in the nation and visits several foreign ports each summer.

For more information see: http://www.sunymaritime.edu

ABOUT THE STEPHEN B. LUCE LIBRARY

The Stephen B. Luce Library is named in honor of Admiral Stephen Bleecker Luce (1827-1917), outstanding educator and seaman, author of the classic text Seamanship, and an effective and persistent advocate for the establishment of state nautical schools and improved training for merchant marine officers. The Luce Library, recipient of the AIA/ALA award of merit for outstanding library design, occupies 19,000 square feet of the north wing of historic Fort Schuyler on the Throggs Neck peninsula in the Bronx. Fort Schuyler, a granite two-story pentagonal fortification, was built in the early nineteenth century and served as part of New York City’s coastal defense.

For more information see: http://www.sunymaritime.edu/stephenblucelibrary/

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