Digital Projects Intern

The digital projects intern will work under the Stony Brook University Libraries Digital Projects Librarian in the Department of Technology, Discovery, and Digital Initiatives. The intern will learn and be involved in most levels of building digital collections in an academic library by using a hands on approach. Some of these tasks include:

  • Scanning materials using flatbed scanners

  • Assisting in other digitization methods, such as photography and handling of material (sometimes rare and fragile)

  • Quality Assurance of digitized copies

  • Basic photo editing using Photoshop and GIMP

  • Creating and editing metadata spreadsheets

  • Research Intellectual Property for assets being digitized

  • Inventorying material

  • Assist in building and managing online collections in different repositories, such as Omeka

  • Collaboration

In addition to working on digital projects, the intern will have the ability to learn about other librarian tasks such as reference desk shifts and teaching. Opportunities are available to learn about other library positions in the following areas: Scholarly Communication; Web Services; Cataloging and Metadata; Archives and Special Collections; Access Services; Health Sciences; etc.

Learn about our current digital collections by visiting this page:

The internship hours are flexible from 10 to 20 hours per week. The internship is open to library school students, or librarians looking for more experience in building digital collections. Applicants must be able to work independently and collaboratively.

Please contact Victoria Pilato, Digital Projects Librarian at Stony Brook University at 631.632.9959 or email for more information.