Metadata Management Internship – University of Maryland, Baltimore – Baltimore, MD

This project is within our Metadata Management department working with the UMB Digital Archive ( The project will be to build a new collection of correspondence about the discovery of the cause of Yellow Fever between Walter Reed and James Carroll at the turn of the 20th century. If time permits, the intern will submit and assign metadata to materials from the School of Nursing. This internship may take place in the summer or fall.

At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will be able to:

  • Create metadata templates for archive submission of new collections
  • Submit primary resources to DSpace-based institutional repositories
  • Search and assign authoritative headings
  • Digitize fragile materials

Interns will have the opportunity to develop basic skills in health sciences librarianship.  They may attend library staff and departmental meetings.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in ALA-accredited library program and have an interest in health sciences librarianship
  • Minimum time commitment of one semester. Students are expected to work at least once per week. Before the internship starts, the intern will work with their mentor to determine the duration and work schedule for the internship.
  • Minimum of eight hours per week. Hours can be scheduled during the week, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (limited scheduling accommodations may be possible) 
  • In-person or phone interview is required.

Application Process for Intern:

Interested candidates must submit:

  • A current CV/resume documenting your work history
  • A cover letter (or “cover” email) that includes the following information:
  • Your interest in the library and the internship project.  Please include any information about relevant experience or skills that you would bring to this position.
  • Detail the aspects of librarianship you are interested in and the skills you aim to develop.
  • Detail the requirements needed for the internship to qualify for credit at your institution and the semester (summer or fall) you would like to intern.

Required materials may be submitted via email to Christina Baker ( by Friday, May 11, 2018.

Overview of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library:

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the U.S., with over 100 study carrels, 45 group study rooms, three computer-equipped teaching labs, two videoconferencing facilities, a state-of-the-art presentation practice studio, an art gallery, and an Innovation Space with 3D printing capabilities. The Library’s collection contains more than 170,000 books, 9,000 ebooks and 4,900 online journals.  Over 25 staff members and 25 faculty librarians staff the library.

The Library supports the 12,000 students, faculty, and staff on the University’s 71-acre research and technology complex of 67 buildings.  It serves the University’s schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, the Graduate School, and works in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall Law Library.  More details are found at

The mission of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library organization is to meet the health and human services information needs of our diverse constituents through the provisions of services, resources, and products in the best format, when needed.  We support discovery, learning, and services, as well as preserve the historical record of the campus.

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