Internships at Stephen B. Luce Library, SUNY Maritime College, Spring 2012

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

Potential interns may apply for the following areas:

  • Archives

The Stephen B. Luce Library has several collections of documents and artifacts that deal with the maritime history of the port of New York.  Internship projects include: Processing, arranging and describing, creation of finding aids, creation of digital and physical displays, Digitization and the creation of metadata.  Materials can include registers, scrapbooks, photographs, recordings, letters, and other ephemera.

  • Information Literacy and Reference

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

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.


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



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.


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