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.
Summer: June 1 – August 15, applications accepted March 15-April 1
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.
Social Media Intern
Social Media Internship experiences may include promotion and publicity efforts for special events and programs on Instagram and Facebook, participating in social media and digital design planning sessions, and building out photography and captions for social media.
Development Internship experiences may include hands-on experience researching donors and prospective members, producing membership mailings, and working day-time and evening programs.
Marketing & Communications Intern
Marketing and Communications Internship experiences may include assisting with promotion and publicity efforts for special events and programs, participating in social media and digital design planning sessions, and assisting summer camp and holiday initiatives. Interns may also be directly involved in assisting with the development of outreach material for CLS members and local communities.
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.
Library Services Intern
Library Services Internship experiences may include assisting with projects related to specific facets of our collections, creation of content that promotes our history, planning for tours or exhibits, performing collection-related research, and reaching out to individuals, groups, or institutions to promote CLS materials.