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Intern/Independent Study Opportunity, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA

Mass. Eye and Ear is a Harvard teaching hospital specializing in ophthalmology and otolaryngology. We are consistently rated in the top five (and often #1) in the country in our specialties. The library supports the entire MEE community, including doctors, researchers, nurses, allied health, administration, and patients.

The Howe Library would love to host a Simmons GSLIS student as an intern, or as part of an independent study program. We could host students in two areas:


  1. An Archives student. MEE began in 1824 as the Boston Eye Infirmary, initiated by two young doctors who decided to take it upon themselves to treat the eye diseases of the Boston poor at a free public clinic. The Abraham Pollen Archives contain the historical records and papers of the hospital, including Annual Reports from the 1800's to the present, many old case reports, an extensive photograph collection, an instrument collection, board records, and other hospital records.


  1. Any student interested in medical librarianship. We are a small two person library, so we have broad and diverse duties encompassing the provision of evidence-based information, in-depth reference service (including systematic reviews), user instruction, cataloging, document delivery and other duties. A student could get a very good idea of what the day to day responsibilities of a medical librarian would entail.


These would be un-paid positions, but could possibly be used for class credit for classes such as LIS 501 - Internship in Library and Information Science or LIS 502 - Archives Field Study.


Massachusetts Eye and Ear is conveniently located one block from the Charles/MGH station on the Red Line. The intern can set their own hours, within the hours of 8:30am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.


If interested, please contact Library Director Louise Collins.


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