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Guide to applying to ARS Summer Internships

Overview

Emory Libraries is now accepting applications for three distinct summer internships within its Access and Resources Services Division for Summer 2024. The Internships are open to current and recent graduates of ALA-accredited Library and Information Science degree programs, pre-program and current graduate conservation degree programs, and graduate students in any field with an interest in librarianship. The internships are designed to give hands-on experience in an academic library setting.

Applications are due by Friday, March 8, 2024

The Access and Resource Services Division is responsible for the acquisition, description, circulation, delivery, preservation, and digitization of library resources in all formats. The ten-week paid summer internships are for individuals from underrepresented communities who have a demonstrated interest in librarianship, cataloging, and conservation. Interns will have the opportunity to engage in professional-level projects with independence and creativity, learn from experienced professionals, network with local librarians, catalogers, and conservators, as well as build community with members of the intern cohort.  

2024 Summer Program

Program Dates: May 28 - August 2, 2024 (some flexibility available in regard to program dates)

Hourly Pay: $18.50/hour for up to 10 weeks at 40 hours per week

Housing: Paid Emory on-campus housing may be available to those residing outside of the Atlanta metro area.

Professional Development: Limited funding may be available to support approved professional development opportunities like workshop attendance, conference participation, or professional organization membership fees. 

The Summer 2024 Program offers three internships within the Access & Resource Services Division: 

Application Deadline: March 8th.

Housing: Paid on-campus housing is available to ARS interns who do not currently reside in the Atlanta metro area via Emory's Summer Intern Housing Program (SIHP). Request for utilization of on-campus housing must be indicated at the time of application for eligible applicants.

All SIHP residents live on Emory University’s Clairmont Campus. Located in the Druid Hills community of Atlanta, Emory is just minutes from downtown Atlanta, Atlanta’s Buckhead district, and Decatur. The Clairmont Campus offers close access to MARTA (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) service, the public transportation system of the city.

Clairmont Campus at Emory University is the most popular site for Emory students to live. Located less than a mile from Emory’s central campus, it is accessible by shuttle or a pedestrian bridge. It combines sleek architecture and generous green space, creating a community set off from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta.

Clairmont Campus contains three University Housing complexes: the Clairmont Tower, the Undergraduate Residential Center (URC), and the Clairmont Residential Center (CRC). In total, the Clairmont Campus has a residential capacity of more than 1,500. SIHP residents stay in the URC and the CRC. All apartments consist of private bedrooms, full bathrooms, a full kitchen and a living area. The apartments provided are fully furnished. A covered and gated parking deck is located adjacent to the URC and CRC for convenient and safe parking. Parking is included in the nightly housing cost.

Clairmont Campus is generously staffed. With the SIHP Office open much of the time, and a staff member on-call for after-hours emergencies and lockouts, you can always find help when you need it. The Emory University Police Department, a fully operational police agency within DeKalb County, regularly patrols Clairmont Campus, as well as the numerous emergency phones which link you directly to emergency personnel located on the campus.

The Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC) is located on Clairmont Campus and all SIHP participants receive free access to it during their stay. Additional buildings on the Clairmont Campus include the Autism Center, the Clifton School, The Mason Mill House and Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge, and various support buildings. Immediately adjacent to Clairmont Campus is the Lullwater Estate, a 660-acre nature preserve which includes hiking and biking trails, large fields, a lake, and the University President’s home.

More information regarding on-campus housing is available here.

All resident and guest parking decks are operated and maintained by University Parking Services. The rules and regulations of Parking Services must be abided by whenever parked on campus. Staff cannot assist with tickets issued by the parking enforcement staff.

If participating in the on-campus summer housing program, the parking fee is included in housing. If residing off campus, arrangements will be made by the department to secure parking privileges for the intern.

MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) can be utilized to travel to and from your local internship if you do not plan to bring a car. The walk to the MARTA stop is no more than 4 to 7 minutes. MARTA requires MARTA passes, which may be purchased at MARTA rail stations or at the Dobbs University Center on central campus.

The closest MARTA bus line to Clairmont Campus is the #19, located on Clairmont Road (which is the main road that serves the housing complex where SIHP students live). Central campus is serviced by the #6 or #36, off of Clifton Road.

Visit the MARTA website at www.itsmarta.com to learn more about fares, schedules, and service. Plan for at least 30-45 minutes of commute time on public transportation from your SIHP location to downtown Atlanta.

The campus shuttle service (CLIFF) transports students from Clairmont Campus to Emory's central campus via the C Route, the Loop, or the E Route. The campus shuttle stop, located at the Starvine Parking Deck, is at most a 3 minute walk and the ride can take about 10 to 15 minutes depending on amount of riders and stops requested. Visit here for additional information on shuttle schedules.

Second only to Los Angeles, Atlanta is one of the most “moved to” cities in America. Considering more than half of America’s Fortune 500 companies have national or regional headquarters here, it is no surprise that Atlanta is a premiere destination.

Atlanta is also the leading cultural and tourism center for the southeast. Atlanta offers a myriad of options in professional sports, visual arts, performing arts, outdoor recreation, museums, and an unparalleled selection of dining and entertainment options. And, it's not called Hotlanta for nothing. In the summer, Atlanta heats up, offering a barrage of festivals, events, and concerts!

Concerts/Theatre/Venues

Atlanta Jazz Festival: In its 40th year, the Atlanta Jazz Festival schedule boasts a lineup of celebrated and up-and-coming jazz musicians this season. It is noted as one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, and this free festival is located in the Midtown Piedmont Parks. This event usually takes place on Memorial Day Weekend, and it features jazz artists from all over the world. Visit www.atlantafestivals.com for more information.

Birthday Bash ATL: Hosted by “Atlanta’s Hottest Hip Hop Station” WHAT Hot107.9, Birthday Bash ATL is a series of concerts in the city that include performances from a lot of respected hip hop artists, such as Kanye West, T.I, Future, Jay Z, Rick Ross, and other chart-topping artists. Historically, Birthday Bash has been known to close out the show with surprise guests and artists which has always been a hit with attendees. The line-up guarantees to be nothing less than a sell-out success! For more information, visit: www.hotspotatl.com

Fox Theatre/Broadway in Atlanta: For first-class Broadway, concerts, comedy, tours, and more visit https://atlanta.broadway.com/ or https://www.foxtheatre.org/.

Piedmont Park: Piedmont Park is situated in the Midtown area of the city, and this sprawling park features jogging paths, biking trails, basketball courts, farmers markets, and great views of the city. The park also hosts a series of concerts and festivals all throughout the summer, such as the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Latino Festival, the Afro-Caribbean Festival, Atlanta Food and Wine Festival, The Peachtree Roadrace, Atlanta Ice Cream Festival and many more. Visit their website for more information: www.piedmontpark.org

The Tabernacle: Christened as a music venue for the 1996 Olympics, the Tabernacle soon became Atlanta's favorite place to hear national acts raise their voices. The renovated church holds to no single doctrine, hosting congregations of rockers, rappers and ravers. Its towering 100-foot ceiling accommodates a sloping general-admission floor and two wrapping balconies, offering multiple vantage points and varying acoustics. But what's on stage is only half the show. Every inch of the building shows off whimsical homespun trims, while the performance area's crystal chandelier and grand pipe organ centerpieces are awe-inspiring. Break away from the concert and relax in one of the plush, comfortably nestled lounges. It's the listeners who truly benefit, as they experience an intimacy lost in most venues, often standing 10 feet from their idols. Sold-out performers include Brand New, the Smashing Pumpkins and Ben Folds. Acts whose faithful have outgrown smaller venues are standard performers, as are arena gods seeking to reconnect with fans. Visit www.tabernacleatl.com for more information

Cadance Bank Amphitheater: A mile from all the Buckhead boozing sits an intimate outdoor stage, nestled in the trees of Chastain Park. This summertime venue sells tickets for tables by the stage (which seat six), orchestra seats and general admission to the lawn. The musical attractions run toward icons with a little gray in the hair--Wilco, Boston, James Taylor. Socializing and food come first, music second. Table holders bring elaborate candelabras, tablecloths and four-course meals. Lawn dwellers spread out blankets and get comfortable with their picnic baskets and bottles of wine. Sit back and enjoy the scenery and the music. Visit https://www.chastainparkamp.com/

The Buckhead Theater: If you're looking for a live music venue that regularly showcases multinational indie talent, it's hard to beat the Buckhead Theater. Originally built in 1931 and known as "The Roxy", the Buckhead Theater was painstakingly restored and reopened in 2010. Visit http://www.thebuckheadtheatre.com/ for more information.

State Farm Arena: This downtown jewel hosts the Atlanta Hawks (NBA and the major concerts of the moment. The $213 million domed venue opened in late 1999. The number of seats varies from 18,000 to 21,000 depending on the event, and the wide range of seating options--from luxury suites to nose bleed sections--increases the chances of getting a ticket in your price range. Visit https://www.statefarmarena.com/

More concert/live music information can be found at: http://www.pollstar.com

Museums/Attractions

Carlos Museum: Set in the heart of Emory’s Atlanta campus, the Michael C. Carlos Museum is a dynamic, interdisciplinary center for the study of art and culture, with collections from Africa; ancient Egypt, Nubia, and the Near East; ancient Greece and Rome; the Indigenous Americas; and South Asia; as well as American and European Works on Paper. Visit https://carlos.emory.edu/ to learn more.

High Museum of Art: The High Museum of Art is designed to meet audiences at the intersection of culture and community. We invite you to use the museum as a place to find inspiration, discover new ideas, meet old friends, and make new ones. From nineteenth-century sculpture to contemporary folk art, our seven themed collections include more than 18,000 works of art from around the world. We regularly rotate what’s on display, so you’ll never have the same visit twice. Visit https://high.org/ for a sneak peek of current exhibits.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History: Travel around the world and back in time as you discover dinosaurs, live animals, amazing places, ancient fossils, prehistoric cultures and new science discoveries.Throughout the year, new exhibits and experiences offer more to explore. Visit https://www.fernbankmuseum.org/ to learn more.

Atlanta History Center: Our 33-acre experience features award-winning exhibitions, historic houses, and gardens. If you’re looking for history, knowledge, and adventure, you’ve come to the right place! Visit here to learn more: https://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/

Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking: The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking melds art, history, technology and industry from historical and global perspectives. Museum visitors follow the path of paper from the earliest examples of writing materials, to the Chinese discovery of how to make paper, to the paper mills of Europe, and the high-tech machinery of today’s modern paper industry. Visit https://paper.gatech.edu/ to learn more.

Georgia Aquarium: Georgia Aquarium is a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. As a leader in aquatic research and exceptional animal care, we are dedicated to fostering a deeper appreciation for our ocean and the animals that call it home. Visit https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/ to learn more.

World of Coca-Cola: World of Coca‑Cola allows you to explore the fascinating story of Coca‑Cola – the world’s best-known beverage brand. Journey through the storied history of the iconic beverage brand, interact with a variety of exhibits, and sample beverages from around the world. Visit https://www.worldofcoca-cola.com/ to plan your visit.

Sporting Events

The Atlanta Braves (Major League Baseball): The Atlanta Braves are the beloved baseball franchise of the metro-Atlanta area. They have won four World Series titles (1914, 1957, 1995, and 2021) and 18 National League (NL) pennants. Since 2017, their home stadium has been Truist Park, a new stadium that simultaneously builds and integrates a state-of-the-art Major Baseball League Ballpark with a multi-use development and community. It is located 10 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, in the Cumberland neighborhood of Cobb County. SunTrust Park is the perfect marriage of classic ballpark feel, modern amenities and southern hospitality, which creates a fan experience unlike any other. An intimate setting of 41,000 seats is designed to maximize sightlines, making every seat feel like the "best in the house". Visit their website for more information: www.mlb.com/braves

Atlanta United: Atlanta United FC is an American professional soccer team based here in Atlanta, GA. The first team began to play as a member of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer in 2017, and since then, has won over Atlanta and become the ‘heartbeat of the south’. Every match Atlanta United fans show out excited and ready to win, so be sure to come out and join the massive crowds cheer on Atlanta’s favorite soccer team. Visit their website for more information: www.atlutd.com

How to Apply

Application Submission Requirements:

  • Applicants must submit application documents as a single PDF to the primary contact for each internship. Please see the respective internship for the required application components:
  • Complete application packets must be received no later than March 8, 2024.
  • Applicants must identify as members of underrepresented communities and have an interest in librarianship, cataloging, or conservation.
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. to be considered for these positions.
  • Applicants must reside in Atlanta, GA for the duration of the program. We cannot offer the program virtually. 
  • To qualify for the paid on-campus Emory housing, interest must be expressed at the time of application (may be included in cover letter).

Decision Timeline:

  • March 8, 2024: Application deadline
  • March 29, 2024: Applicant notification no later than 3.29.24

About Emory Libraries and Emory University

Emory Libraries is ranked among the top twenty Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in North America and has collections of more than 5.8 million volumes, 430,000 electronic journals, over 1.8 million electronic books, and internationally renowned special collections. The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library is home to over 200,000 volumes and 21,000 linear feet of manuscript material with collections spanning more than 800 years of history; particularly modern literature and poetry, African American history and culture, political, social, and cultural movements, and the Emory University Archives. Keep up with Emory Libraries via our Scholar Blog!

Emory Libraries recognize diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values integral to empowering the university community to pursue justice for all; we strive to be an anti-oppression organization.

  • Libraries are uniquely positioned to support DEI as knowledge centers and repositories of ideas and perspectives.
    • Through our spaces, resources, and programming, we connect members of our university’s many communities.
    • Fighting bias and misinformation and encouraging critical thought are cornerstones of library work.
  • We acknowledge that we are not in a neutral space and that our institutional history reflects the structural and systemic injustices of our country.
    • We recognize and honor the work and accomplishments of social justice activists who came before us and will share their stories.
    • We reject the philosophy of library neutrality, which perpetuates oppressive practices and actively harms our community members.*
  • We aspire to create an inclusive work environment through professional development, encouragement of personal growth, restorative communication practices, and active recruitment and retention of diverse groups that are underrepresented in our profession.
  • We also recognize the importance of practicing cultural humility and the continual need to educate ourselves so that we are proactive and open to creating safer spaces for all. These goals requires attentiveness to engagement and openness toward accountability in conversations and policies.
  • To encourage an inviting and supportive climate, we commit to offering creative and engaging ways to foster productive dialogue and interaction with our collections and programs.
  • As the world changes, so will we. The struggle for social justice is ongoing. We accept the principle of non-closure and acknowledge that our understanding and awareness is constantly evolving.

*Anastasia Chiu, Fobazi M. Ettarh, and Jennifer A. Ferretti, “Not the Shark, but the Water: How Neutrality and Vocational Awe Intertwine to Uphold White Supremacy,” In Knowledge Justice: Disrupting Library and Information Studies through Critical Race Theory, eds. Sofia Y. Leung and Jorge R. López-McKnight (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2021), 49-72.

Emory University is a leading research university, recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic health care systems. Emory’s campus is the perfect size for students—small enough to be walkable, and big enough to provide those city-life amenities. You’ll always find yourself right at home. There’s nothing like the real experience, but we hope you enjoy this virtual tour of our beautiful campus, and get a sense of what drives students, faculty, and staff to be difference-makers.