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Please note: this information applies ONLY to the
Palomar College LIT Program. Contact the Cooperative Education Office for
internships in all other programs and disciplines.
Spring 2015 Courses
CE 100 Section 32156
or CE 150 Section 32255
Three (3) units :
CE 100 Section 32157
100 Section 32153
2 units = 120 volunteer or 150 paid hours
3 units = 180 volunteer or 225 paid hours
4 units = 240 volunteer or 300 paid hours
Contact the people listed below, or visit the
Department (Coop-Ed) website for more information about setting up an
internship (including finding a site, setting up objectives, course
registration, forms, deadlines, and other requirements). Some current internship
opportunities are also listed below.
NOTE: For Summer, contact Kat Balouch only.
Professor and Cooperative Education Coordinator
for Library & Information Technology (Fall & Spring Semesters
Library, Room 211
Tel.: 760-744-1150 x2967
Academic Dept. Assistant
Bruce McDonough, Dept. Chair
Cooperative Education Department
ST-54, Staff building 3
Tel.: 760-744-1150 x2354
CURRENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIBRARY AND
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS
Last updated September 3, 2014
Note: all information below is current as of the date above, even
if the posting date is older
If you would like to post an internship job here, please contact Tamara
Weintraub (see above).
More information is available below or in the LIT
Internship Brochure for Employers.
STUDENTS: If you are interested
in any of the employers below, please contact and make arrangements directly
with the listed contact person.
More information about internships is available below or in the
LIT Internship Brochure for Students
INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS AND EMPLOYERS:
This is not a comprehensive listing of opportunities
available, and is provided as a courtesy to Library and Information
Technology students and potential internship employers. Students wishing to
do their internship at other sites should contact those sites.
Palomar College does not guarantee that students will be
accepted for an internship at any of the sites listed here.
Palomar College does not guarantee that employers listed
here will get interns from our program.
Palomar College does not provide any monetary compensation
for internship employers, supervisors, or students.
Palomar College is not involved in any other way with the
placement, hiring, or employment of its students who perform paid or unpaid
internships at non-Palomar College work sites for their cooperative
Per California Education Code 78249, students who are
enrolled in cooperative work experience education (CE 100 or CE 150) through
Palomar College and are not getting paid for these services
by their cooperative education employer are covered by Palomar Community
College District’s worker’s compensation/liability insurance outside of the
classroom. Contact the Cooperative Education Department (see above) for more
Palomar College Library
1140 W. Mission Rd., San Marcos, CA 92069
Assist patrons at the Circulation Desk, learn basics of
materials processing, shelve materials using the LC classification system.
This is a non-paid internship.
Library Staff Supervisor
(760) 744-1150 x3242
San Diego County Library
Opportunities available at all branches throughout San Diego County
non-paid volunteer assignments that may include some or all of the following
Provides courteous, high quality service to members of the public by personally
responding to requests for service or appropriate referral on-line, in person,
or by telephone.
Assists customers in the use of library facilities materials and community
automated circulation system to charge and discharge library materials, create
and edit customer accounts, and maintain accurate inventory records.
Assists customers in the use of library technology including wireless access,
computers, printers, self-service equipment, and on-line library resources.
Shelves library materials.
Maintains library facilities by keeping them in an orderly and appealing
Collects and accounts for money using automated cashiering systems or other
and unpacks materials.
Vista Library Branch
San Diego County Libraries (all other branches)
MiraCosta College Library
Oceanside Campus Library: 1 Barnard
Drive, Oceanside CA 92056
San Elijo Campus Library: 3333
Manchester Avenue, Cardiff CA 92007
This non-paid volunteer assignment includes the following tasks:
Public Services interns will assist library
users with a variety of circulation and user services needs at
the Circulation Desk, including:
explaining library policies
and procedures to users
checking out circulating material and academic
periodicals and academic reserve items
users locate library material
and pulling material to fill library hold
returned materials and shelf maintenance.
Technical Services interns will assist with
a variety of clerical and data-entry tasks related to the
acquisition, processing, and cataloging of library materials.
Assist library staff with special projects (e.g., collection
shifting, creating signage)
All interns/volunteers should inquire with MiraCosta
College Library at least two (2) weeks prior to desired internship start date,
and must complete (in person) MiraCosta Community College District volunteer forms provided by
their MCCC Library internship supervisor prior to beginning internship hours.
Fall and Spring semester internships only.
Electronic Resources Librarian
San Elijo Library & Information Hub
RICA (Researchers Implementing Conservation Action)
RICA is a
non-profit whose Mission Statement is: “Conduct and utilize good science to
implement, and educate the Public about, wise conservation, utilizing the
efficiencies of collaboration, and encouraging the increased ability to effect
conservation (i.e., capacity building).”
RICA has the
research on priority issues and wildlife species; participating in, and
encouraging, cooperation, mentoring, and capacity building at every opportunity.
Use defensible scientific data to implement wise conservation action and support
similar efforts by others.
Public, and especially the youth (the societal teachers and decision-makers of
the future), about conservation needs and priorities and the disappearing, but
no less important, functional links between them and their environment.
RICA is looking
for students to help create several working bibliographies, including one on the
ringtail, one on raptors and climate change, and a longer-term project on the
world literature on the owls. More
information about the organization, projects, and internship available upon
request (see contact below).
This is a
non-paid (volunteer) internship.
the life sciences preferred but not required.
Intern may work
off-site (e.g., from home), or at another location to be arranged with employer.
Jeffrey L. Lincer, Ph.D.
President, RICA (a non-profit organization)
Researchers Implementing Conservation Action
Escondido Public Library
See volunteer/internship opportunities at
Volunteer Coordinator, Escondido Public Library
Tifereth Israel Synagogue
6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119
Tifereth Israel Synagogue maintains a small, special library
to support the needs of the congregation’s religious school, pre-school, and
adult congregants. The library contains a collection of about 3000 books and
DVD’s, a computer lab, and a projection system.
Duties may include some or all of the following, schedule permitting:
Assist children, teachers, and synagogue members with
their library needs
Circulation (check-in and check-out)
Keep the library room in order, including shelf-reading
Prepare the library cart for weekend events
Prepare bulletin board exhibits
Regular communication with the supervising librarian and
the chairperson of the library committee
The intern will be paid 2 hours per week ($9.00/hour);
the remaining number of hours required to receive credit for the internship
will be volunteer.
This position is available until filled. Hours should
(but may not necessarily) coincide with the hours that the synagogue’s
religious school is in session Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.
The intern will need to become familiar with the
library’s computer system and software, Alexandria, from the Companion
Corporation. All catalog maintenance and circulation functions are performed
on Alexandria. The supervising librarian will train the intern on
Alexandria. The supervising librarian has an MLS degree, is a member of the
library committee, and is currently employed as a reference librarian in a
San Diego area public library.
A familiarity with Jewish beliefs, practices and rituals
is helpful, but not essential for this position.
Library Committee Chair
San Diego Archaeological Center
Archaeological Library Internship
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027-7001
Phone: 760.291.0370 Fax: 760.291.0371
Do you have an interest in history, anthropology or
archaeology? Would like to work in a Special Library? Come check out our Center
Description of the Internship
- Accession and
catalog new and previously unprocessed books into the library
- Evaluate general
condition of the archive
- Catalogue collection
according to standardized SDAC nomenclature
- Organize collection
by document type, personal collection, and site number
- Observe and learn
Center procedures for regular collection inspection, pest
control, and monitoring of environmental conditions
- Provide assistance
to Center staff and outside researchers in the use of
collections, including access, retrieval, and replacement of
This is an unpaid internship. Volunteers are also welcome.
Additional information can be found at
Cara Ratner, M.A.
Education Programs Director
San Diego Archaeological Center & Museum
SDAC is open Mondays – Saturdays.
Visitors and Volunteers welcomed.
San Diego: 10455 Pomerado Rd., San Diego, CA 92131-1799
Irvine: 2855 Michelle, Ste. 300 Rm. 316, Irvine, CA 9206
Assist with reference, circulation, materials processing,
Internships are available at either the San Diego (Walter
Library) or Irvine (Information Resource Center) locations of Alliant
University. This is a non-paid internship.
Alliant International University
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131
San Diego Mesa College - LRC
Library & Audio Visual Services
7250 Mesa College Dr., San Diego, CA 92111-4918
The emphasis of the assignment is to provide
Instructional/technical support to Library instruction classes, Reference Area,
and Career Collections.
This non-paid volunteer assignment includes the following tasks:
Assist faculty and students in the use of electronic
Assist librarians with set up for library orientation
Support/assist Network Specialist with computer updates
Receive, catalog and file reference materials
Maintain and update Reference statistical data
Maintain Career Collection and re-shelve books as needed
Supply and update library forms
Assist patrons at the Circulation Counter
Assist in security sweeps at closing (if on evening
All interns/volunteers must complete a SDCCD Volunteer form and obtain
fingerprint live scan and TB test at their expense.
Instructional Support Supervisor
Library & Audio Visual Services
San Diego Mesa College-LRC