LIT Program Internships

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Information on this site applies ONLY to the Palomar College LIT Program (library studies). Contact Tom Ventimiglia in the Career Center for information about finding or posting a non-library internship. 

Spring 2018 Courses

Register for:
Two (2) units : CE 100 Section 31313*
Three (3) units : CE 100 Section 31314
Four (4) units : CE 100 Section 31309

*if  2-unit CE 100 Section 31313 is filled, enroll in CE 150 Section 31315

FIND AN INTERNSHIP

Get your internship job before the semester starts – you must provide your employer information at the mandatory orientations held the first two weeks of the semester. If you are still looking for a place to do your internship, see below for a list of possible sites (you may also intern at other sites of your choosing).

ORIENTATION SESSIONS (REQUIRED)

After registering for CE, you also must attend two 1-hour class orientations at the San Marcos campus:  ONE the first week of the semester and ONE the second week, where you will receive additional instructions, information, and required forms.  Visit the Cooperative Education Department website for the orientation schedule.

MINIMUM HOURS REQUIRED

Students enrolled in CE must work the following number of hours during the semester (hours worked before the semester start date or after the end date do not count toward CE):

2 units = 120 volunteer or 150 paid hours
3 units = 180 volunteer or 225 paid hours
4 units = 240 volunteer or 300 paid hours

STUDENTS ENROLLED IN LIT PRIOR TO FALL 2014

If you began your LIT studies prior to Fall 2014,  units earned for Cooperative Education Work Experience (CE 100) or Cooperative Education Internship (CE 150) can be applied to the Electives Group II requirement for a Library and Information Technology AS Degree or Certificate.

Contact the people listed below, or visit the Cooperative Education Department website for more information about course registration, forms, deadlines, and other internship requirements.  NOTE: For Summer, contact Kat Balouch only.

 

Library & Information Technology Department

Tamara Weintraub, MLS
Professor & Internship Coordinator for
Library & Information Technology
Library, Room 211
Email: tweintraub@palomar.edu
Tel.: 760-744-1150 x2967

 

 

 

 

Cooperative Education Department

Jason Jarvinen
Assistant Professor/Work Experience Coordinator
Room P8E
Email: jjarvinen@palomar.edu
Tel.: 760-744-1150 x2355

or

Kat Balouch
Academic Dept. Assistant
Room P8D
Email: kbalouch@palomar.edu
Tel.: 760-744-1150 x2354

 

POSSIBLE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIBRARY STUDENTS
Contact Tom Ventimiglia in the Career Center for information about finding or posting a NON-LIBRARY internship. 

EMPLOYERS: Only library-related internships are posted here. To list a library internship, contact Tamara Weintraub. More information is available below or in the LIT Internship Brochure for Employers.

STUDENTS: If you are interested in an internship listed below, please contact and make arrangements directly with the employer. More information about internships is available below or in the LIT Internship Brochure for Students

INFORMATION FOR BOTH STUDENTS AND EMPLOYERS:

  • This is not a comprehensive listing of opportunities available, and is provided as a courtesy to LIT students and potential internship employers. Students wishing to intern at other sites should contact those employers directly.
  • 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 education experience/internship.
  • 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 information.

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS
Last updated September 21, 2017
Below is a list of just a few sites accepting LIT interns; you may also do your internship at another site of your choosing.
All information below is current as of this date, even if the posting date is older

Palomar College Library (Updated 9/20/2017)
1140 W. Mission Rd., San Marcos, CA 92069
Contact: Casey Koss, Senior Library Media Technician
(760) 744-1150 2621
ckoss@palomar.edu

Assist patrons at the Circulation Desk, learn basics of materials processing, shelve materials using the LC classification system. This is a non-paid internship.

San Diego County Library (Updated 9/21/2017)
Vista Library Branch
: Orquidia Contreras, Branch Manager
760-643-5100
Orquidia.Contreras@sdcounty.ca.gov

Fallbrook Library Branch: Kris Jorgensen, Branch Manager
760-731-4650
Kristopher.Jorgensen@sdcounty.ca.gov

Valley Center Branch: Laura Zuckerman, Branch Manager
760-749-1305
Laura.Zuckerman@sdcounty.ca.gov

Opportunities available at all branches throughout San Diego County, These are non-paid volunteer assignments that may include some or all of the following tasks:

1.  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.
2.  Assists customers in the use of library facilities materials and community resources.
3.  Uses automated circulation system to charge and discharge library materials, create and edit customer accounts, and maintain accurate inventory records.
4.  Assists customers in the use of library technology including wireless access, computers, printers, self-service equipment, and on-line library resources.
5.  Shelves library materials.
6.  Maintains library facilities by keeping them in an orderly and appealing condition.
7.  Collects and accounts for money using automated cashiering systems or other technology.
8.  Packs and unpacks materials.

San Diego Archaeological Center (Updated 7/21/2017)
Archaeological Library Internship
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027-7001
Contact:  Stephanie Sandoval, M.A.
Public Archaeology Director
San Diego Archaeological Center & Museum
(760) 291-0370
sjsandoval@sandiegoarchaeology.org
http://www.SanDiegoArchaeology.org
SDAC is open Mondays – Saturdays.  Visitors and Volunteers welcomed.

Do you have an interest in history, anthropology or archaeology? Would like to work in a Special Library? Come check out the SDAC Library. Duties of the Internship may include:

  • Accessioning and cataloging new and previously unprocessed books into the library collection
  • Evaluating general condition of the archive
  • Cataloging collection according to standardized SDAC nomenclature
  • Organizing collection by document type, personal collection, and site number
  • Observing and learning Center procedures for regular collection inspection, pest control, and monitoring of environmental conditions
  • Providing assistance to Center staff and outside researchers in the use of collections, including access, retrieval, and replacement of library material.

This is an unpaid internship. Volunteers are also welcome. Additional information can be found at http://www.sandiegoarchaeology.org/index.php/education/internships

San Elijo Middle School Library (Posted 9/18/2016)
Contact: Mary Clark
mary.clark@smusd.org
760-290.2816 (7 am – 2:30 pm)
1600 Schoolhouse Way
San Marcos, CA 92078
http://www.smusd.org/domain/1036

This is an unpaid volunteer assignment that may include some or all of the following tasks:

  1.  Provides assistance at the circulation desk, including checking out books, answering student inquiries, placing holds.
  2.  Assists students using the online library catalog and other technology.
  3.  Process new materials, including cataloging new books, covering, labeling, etc.
  4.  Assists with check-out of core novels and textbooks to students and teachers.
  5.  Shelves library materials.
  6.  Staff a mobile library on campus.
  7. Design displays in the library.
  8.  Design informational material including posters, bookmarks, flyers, etc.
  9.  Create resource lists, bibliographies, etc. on specific topics as needed.

All interns must complete an affidavit stating they have no criminal record in order to work on campus. Two letters of reference are required, preferably from instructors in the Palomar College Library and Information Technology program. Library hours are 7 am until 2:45 pm, Wednesdays until 1:45. Intern hours can be flexible within that time.

San Diego County Law Library (Posted 12/08/2014)
Contact:  Laurel Moran, J.D., M.L.I.S.
Head of Core Operations
1105 Front St.
San Diego, CA 92101
619-238-7716
lmoran@sdlawlibrary.org

Opportunities available at the San Diego (downtown Main  Library) and/or the Vista (North County) branches. These are non-paid volunteer assignments that may include some or all of the following tasks: assist with reference, special projects, circulation, membership, materials processing, and archives maintenance.

MiraCosta College Library (Updated 11/14/2016)
Contact: Jennifer Paris, Electronic Resources Librarian
MiraCosta College
(760) 634-7814
jparis@miracosta.edu
Oceanside Campus Library:  1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside CA 92056
San Elijo Campus Library:  3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff CA 92007 Contact: Jennifer Paris, Electronic Resources Librarian

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 related to material circulation, periodicals processing, patron holds, explanation of policy and procedure and shelving/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 analysis, weeding, shifting, creating signage).

Additional Information:  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 MCC Library internship supervisor prior to beginning internship hours. Fall and Spring semester internships only.

RICA (Researchers Implementing Conservation Action) (Update 5/16/2017)
Contact: Jeffrey L. Lincer, Ph.D., President, RICA
Researchers Implementing Conservation Action (a non-profit organization)
(619) 668-0032
JeffLincer@gmail.com

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).  This is a non-paid (volunteer) internship. Familiarity with 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.

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 following goals:

  • Conduct timely 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.
  • Educate the 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.

 Escondido Public Library (Updated 11/30/2011)
Contact: Cookie Allen
Volunteer Coordinator, Escondido Public Library
(760) 839-4819
callen@escondido.org

See volunteer/internship opportunities at http://www.escondido.org/library/about/volunteer.htm

Tifereth Israel Synagogue (Updated 4/11/2011)
6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119
Contact: Sue Braun
Library Committee Chair
(619) 287-4949
sb@suebraun.com

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
  • Process materials
  • Prepare the library cart for weekend events
  • Prepare bulletin board exhibits
  • Regular communication with the supervising librarian and the chairperson of the library committee

Additional Information

  • 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.

 

Alliant University (Updated 2/9/2011)
San Diego: 10455 Pomerado Rd., San Diego, CA 92131-1799
Irvine: 2855 Michelle, Ste. 300 Rm. 316, Irvine, CA 9206
Contact:  Scott Zimmer
University Librarian
Alliant International University
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 635-4553
szimmer@alliant.edu

  • Assist with reference, circulation, materials processing, gift evaluation.
  • 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.

San Diego Mesa College – LRC (Posted 12/16/2010)
Library & Audio Visual Services
7250 Mesa College Dr., San Diego, CA 92111-4918
Contact: Charlotta Robertson
Instructional Support Supervisor
Library & Audio Visual Services
San Diego Mesa College-LRC
(619) 388-2448
croberts@sdccd.edu

  • 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 equipment/computers
    • Assist librarians with set up for library orientation sessions
    • Support/assist Network Specialist with computer updates in classrooms
    • 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 duty).
  • All interns/volunteers must complete a SDCCD Volunteer form and obtain fingerprint live scan and TB test at their expense.