Special Collections Intern (Luis Alberto Sanchez Library)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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University Libraries
Special Collections


The University Libraries seeks a junior or senior in good academic standing who is interested in Latin American studies, bibliography, history, literature, or related fields, to work as a paid intern in the Special Collections Library. The intern will make significant contributions toward increasing access to materials formerly from the library of Luis Alberto Sanchez by producing an inventory of the library, annotations of transcriptions, and descriptive metadata. The intern will have the opportunity to develop advanced research skills and gain experience in a professional setting. The Intern will have the support of the Resident Librarian and Librarian for Romance Languages and Literatures. Activities include: locating useful and relevant library resources through advanced catalog searching and shelf-reading; creation and clean-up of metadata on books and their physical properties; maintaining a scholarly blog to share research progress and discoveries; providing reference support for Special Collections patrons. Qualifications: Junior or Senior in good academic standing; strong command of the Spanish language; attention to detail; strong interest in interdisciplinary research; desire and ability to work in a collaborative environment; ability to work independently on assigned tasks; coursework in Latin American history, literary studies, or related fields. Pay: $9.50/hour. Number of credits/required hours: 1-3 credits per semester as established with the College of the Liberal Arts and up to 20 hours per week during Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. To apply, please complete an online application, and, in addition, please upload a cover letter and resume.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088