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Biomedical Library Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library seeks an energetic Intern to participate as a full member of our Information Services team, receive mentoring by our progressive and seasoned team of professional librarians, and jumpstart your career as an information professional! The Biomedical Library operates as an integral part of the Penn Libraries system and provides cutting-edge research services and information resources for the University of Pennsylvania Health System; the Perelman School of Medicine, including Biomedical Graduate Studies; the School of Nursing; masters programs including the interdisciplinary Master of Public Health; and the Department of Biology.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in Biomedical Library's week-day reference rotation schedule by providing reference and consultation services to patrons (faculty, staff and students) in-person, by phone and virtually (e-mail and chat).
  • Participate in Biomedical Library's virtual weekend reference rotation, which can be done remotely.
  • Assist team of professional librarians with projects relating to:
  • Systematic Reviews of the literature
  • Mobile resources and social media
  • Bioinformatics
  • Research impact assessments and knowledge management
  • Consumer health partnerships, programs, and outreach
  • New technologies and resources
  • Course-integrated instruction and library-sponsored workshops and presentations
  • Online tutorials and courseware
  • Research guides
  • Contribute to the library's social media accounts
  • Tell us your ideas for self-defined projects in your area(s) of interest!


  • Current graduate student in ALA accredited library or information science program or related discipline.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Service orientation.
  • Tech-savvy.
  • Experience or interest in searching health sciences databases.
  • Experience or interest in participating on research projects.
  • Attention to detail.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of: Manuel de la Cruz Gutierrez, PhD, MLS

Please write "Biomedical Library Internship" in the subject line.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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