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Lippincott Library Internship

Availability: Not currently hiring for this position

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week. Flexible weekday hours, but Saturday hours (either 10-6 or 1-9) are required.


Overview: The University of Pennsylvania's Lippincott Library seeks a creative, energetic intern to join our research and information services team. Lippincott Library is the business library which operates as an integral part of the Penn Libraries system and provides business research services and information resources for the Wharton School. Previous interns have gone on the work at Drexel, Jefferson and Villanova, as well as public and special libraries. Interns have also been able to apply their experience at Lippincott to course credit for field experiences or practicums.

Responsibilities include::

  • Providing reference and research services to students, staff and faculty
  • Assist a team of professional librarians with projects relating to:
    • Research impact assessments
    • New technologies and resources
    • Workshops and presentations
    • Online tutorials and courseware
    • Research guides
    • Program and service evaluation
    • Marketing library services and resources


  • Current graduate student in an ALA-accredited graduate degree program in library or information science.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Service orientation.
  • Interest in business information.
  • Ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of:
Marcella Barnhart

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

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