Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Summer Internship Program 2018

Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library welcomes applications from current graduate students who will not complete their studies before August 2018 in library science, information studies, preservation, archives or a related program for its summer internship program. The program has been designed to provide practical experience to current graduate students interested in pursuing a career in a special
collections library setting.


The Beinecke Library is Yale’s principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books as well as strong collections of historical and contemporary materials. Its collections are internationally known and heavily used by scholars from around the world. For further information about the Beinecke Library, consult the library’s web site:


Beinecke summer interns will work in an area of their specific interests and will learn more about how special collection libraries and major research libraries are organized and function. Summer interns will undertake and complete a project based on their interests and skills, as well as the needs of the Library.


The Beinecke Library has three summer internships available for the summer of 2018, and is looking to host interns in the following areas (see the list at end for additional details):
Curatorial and Public Services
Manuscript Cataloging
Manuscript Accessioning
Summer interns will work closely with staff in each of these areas and will be integrated into the broader operations of the library through tours, meetings with staff in the Beinecke Library and the Yale University Library, and participation in special projects as available and necessary.


Applications must be completed by Feb. 28, 2018.
For more detailed information about these internships, along with the application guidelines, please visit: