C.V. Starr East Asian Library Internship Program

C.V. Starr East Asian Library Internship Program

Purpose and Description

The C. V. Starr East Asian Library Internship Program is designed to provide Berkeley graduate students with hands-on training and experience in all aspects of library work, including cataloging, curation, reference, preservation, and special collections.  A pilot program will launch in the Spring of 2022. One to two students will be selected through a competitive application process administered by IEAS. Successful applicants will serve as interns during either the academic year or the summer, funded by a stipend of $1,000. Internships will start with a rotating introduction to all aspects of library operations, followed by focus on one aspect of particular scholarly or professional interest. While the internship is being offered in response to a growing need to expose doctoral students to alternative career paths, it should also impress upon students the centrality of library collections and archives to the scholarly enterprise.

Eligibility and Criteria

The program is open to graduate students working across academic disciplines in the major languages represented in the library collections—Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Application Procedures 

Please email Application Cover Sheet and all supporting documents (preferably) in a single electronic file, by 5 pm on Monday, December 6 to Dylan Davis, IEAS Associate Director, at davisds@berkeley.edu.

  1. Completed Application Cover Sheet, including information about how the internship will  fit into the student’s overall career trajectory.
  2. 1 Letter of Recommendation
  3. A current Transcript (unofficial copies OK) from UC Berkeley.
  4. A curriculum vitae.