Library Internship Opportunities

The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary
Seeks Talented Interns to Work and Learn in an Environment Unlike Any Other

Open to Graduate Students in Library and Information Science

The Library Student Internship Program at JTS is meant to:

  • Encourage students to pursue a career in Judaica librarianship
  • Enable students to understand the workings of a medium-size academic library
  • Permit students to complete a discrete project in a mutually agreed upon area of The Library under the supervision of a librarian

The Library Student Internship Program at JTS consists of the following components:

  • Introductory meeting with the director of Library Services, followed by a meeting with the administrative librarians of Technical Services, Public Services, and Special Collections
  • Meeting and tour with the librarian for Special Collections
  • Selection of a specific project with library department heads and director of Library Services
  • Determination of a project plan, including parameters, timeline, and projected outcomes; establishment of benchmarks to be reported to The Library and to student's library school
  • Mid-semester communication between library school supervisor and library department head to review progress; plan on-site visit if appropriate
  • Student submission of final written project report and oral review with library department heads
  • Exit interview for student with director of Library Services

Interns must schedule their hours initially with the director of Library Services and then, once assigned a project, with library department head. The department head is responsible for reporting that the student has fulfilled the number of required hours.

To apply, please contact Naomi Steinberger, director of Library Services.

Additional Internships for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Each semester, The Library has opportunities for internships in a variety of areas for students with the following academic backgrounds:

  • Jewish studies
  • Art history
  • Conservation
  • Music
  • History and history of the book
  • European and Middle Eastern language skills

To apply, please contact Naomi Steinberger, director of Library Services.

For more information about graduate and undergraduate internships at The Library, please call (212) 678-8982.