Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rohrbach Library PR / Outreach Internship

Description: The Rohrbach Library PR/Outreach intern will work closely with Professor Karen Wanamaker and the Dean of Library Services on library public relations projects. Examples include: written assignments, event posters, presentations, and campus events.

The ideal candidate will be extremely motivated and take the initiative to begin projects under direct supervision and though consultation with Professor Wanamaker. The focus will be on projects that support the Library’s Strategic Plan.

Supervision: The internship is supervised by Karen Wanamaker, outreach librarian.
Hours: The intern will work between 150 and 450 hours during the internship semester (depending on the number of credits involved) in the library’s Curriculum Materials Center office, where the Library’s outreach efforts are coordinated.

Unpaid Internships are offered in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Professional writing major or public relations minor
  • Coursework in writing for PR, journalism, and copy and line editing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent skills in the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Publisher experience
  • InDesign experience  
Duties/Responsibilities: These vary depending on the intern’s area of expertise, the Library’s current strategic goals, and the intern’s availability. Duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • writing/editing newsletter articles, blog postings, fact sheets
  • creating flyers, posters, and bulletin boards
  • meeting with library faculty to gather information for assignments
  • attending university events such as an involvement fair to help promote library services
  • learning basic library policies and procedures so as to be able to refer patron questions to library employees
  • becoming familiar with library activities as they relate to library outreach
  • assisting with basic office duties
The intern will, at all times, be expected to:
  • display professional, clear verbal and written communication as she/he interacts with various offices and people on and off campus
  • maintain good relations with faculty, staff, and patrons
  • be punctual and properly attired
Contact Professor Karen Wanamaker: kwanamak[at]

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