Careers & Internships

The Charleston Library Society offers part-time internships throughout the year for college students interested in a career in the non-profit sector. Students may apply to assist specific departments, options being: Marketing & Communications, Bindery & Conservation, and Library Services. Interns will develop skills through targeted projects, which may include promotion and publicity efforts for programs, social media planning, special collections care, event support, and library management. Our internship opportunities are unpaid, however, students may be eligible to earn college credit and other Library Society benefits. Internship opportunities are seasonally offered, except for Bindery Internships, which are accepted on a rolling basis.

Summer: May 15 – August 15, applications accepted March 15-April 15th

Fall: September 15 – December 15, applications accepted June 15-July 1

Spring: February 15 – May 15, applications accepted October 15-November 1

Regular career postings for the Library Society can also be found below.

Director of Development and Membership

The Charleston Library Society is looking to recruit a dynamic, experienced, and results-driven Director of Development to play a key role in developing long-term contributed income. It is critical for the person in this role to understand the unique aspects of membership and fundraising within a non-profit arts organization.  The Charleston Library Society is a member-based organization focused on orchestrating lectures, performances and other cultural and intellectual activities for its paying patrons and donor base.

Bindery & Conservation Intern

Bindery and Conservation Internship experiences may include the fixing and repair of historic materials, an introduction to material science, creative bookbinding, and library activities such as collection preservation and assessment. Bindery Internships are accepted on a rolling basis, so please feel free to apply at any time.