Campus Internships

UCI Libraries Winter 2019 Internship Award in the Departments of Special Collections & Archives

Contact Name: Cecilia Flanagan
Contact Email: c.flanagan@uci.eduUCI Libraries Winter 2019 Internship Award in the Departments of Special Collections & Archives

Application Deadline Extended: Monday, January 7th at 7 am

Art History majors have first priority followed by Art History minors, Art History MA students, Visual Studies PhD students. Exceptional proposals will be considered from other School of Humanities majors and Art Department majors. Proposals from students demonstrating financial need are encouraged.

Application Materials and Qualifications: Submit the following application materials for UCI Libraries to Cecilia Flanagan at

•              Cover letter (one-page maximum) describing your interest and qualifications.
•              Your unofficial transcript reflecting a combined GPA of 3.0 or higher in art history courses at UCI and/or 3.0 overall GPA
•              Your resume (one-page maximum) including art history courses completed at UCI (you may attach a list of classes separately if needed), any previous internships, and any other relevant work, travel or volunteer experience.
•              Your art history faculty reference(s). You may also submit other references if you think they would be useful to our selection process.

The successful applicant should plan to spend a total of 60 hours at the internship and will receive a $1000 award to be processed and paid following completion of the internships and submission of a one-page summary to be written by the intern describing what was learned, what skills were developed, what the intern specifically appreciated about the internship and how the experience could be improved, and a confirmation email from the intern’s supervisor to

Special Collections & Archives Special Collections and Archives (SCA) houses the UC Irvine Libraries' collections of rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, and other rare and special materials. We welcome students, researchers, and the community members to visit and use our collections and services within our reading room. We serve the campus and community by fostering curiosity in and discovery of our collections through preservation, access, and instruction and programming. 
Examples of instruction & programming
·               UCI Zinefest
·               Zine making classes/workshops
·               Instruction using artist book and zine collections

Sample daily tasks:
·               Assist with general planning and preparation for UCI Zinefest
·               Assist with programming and moderating UCI Zinefest
·               Provides instruction in zine making and construction (after training)
·               Participates in class instruction and planning for classes related to visual studies and artist books

Long-term projects/ goals:
For Winter 2019, there are two primary focus areas for a potential intern:
·               Planning and programming for the UCI Zinefest at the end of winter 2019                                         
·               Creating more robust outreach and instruction using and artist books and zine collections

Learning outcomes for intern: The internship provides an opportunity to contribute to the important work of the library while gaining experience and understanding of the various roles and functions of the Special Collections & Archives Department. Specifically regarding focus areas including:

·               Artist book and zine-making instruction 
·               Programming and planning around visual material

Minimum requirements:

·               Interest in Art History & Education
·               Research skills
·               Competent writing skills
·               Basic understanding in Office programs (Word and Excel)

Derek Quezada, Outreach & Public Services Librarian for Special Collections & Archives