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Online Instruction Social Justice Internship Fall 2024

Online Instruction Social Justice Internship Fall 2024


Job Summary


Gleeson Library | Geschke Center at the University of San Francisco welcomes applications for a grant-funded, paid Social Justice and Online Library Instruction internship scheduled for the fall semester of 2024. The Social Justice and Online Library Instruction intern will create a series of online learning objects focusing on foundational research skills and social justice, using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and critical pedagogy principles. The intern will be supervised by a team of 2 librarians in the Gleeson Library Instruction and Outreach Department and meet with the project team weekly. The intern will receive training and mentorship on how to develop and create online tutorials, do weekly readings, and reflections on their work. 


Over the last couple of years, the library instruction program has gone through a period of transition from a post-lockdown pandemic fully remote instruction model to a new hybrid instruction model where classes are held on zoom and in-person. There was a stated need for more online instructional objects and models which allow librarians to do more flipped classroom instruction or asynchronous instruction. Additionally, the library went through a significant library website redesign in 2022 and the current online videos are now in need of being updated. In the Fall of 2022, the Instruction and Outreach department developed and taught a series of 4 in-person foundational research workshops with the goals to teach students the essential skills needed for library research. The topics of the foundational research workshops include: how to develop a research question, search strategies, primary and secondary sources, and using information ethically. The hope for this internship is to turn the learning content from these synchronous workshops into asynchronous video tutorials that will eventually be added into a library instruction toolkit. 

About the Internship

The Gleeson Library Instruction and Outreach department has 4 full-time librarians and 1 full-time library assistant, and also employs outreach student assistants. This position would be reporting to the Head of Instruction and Outreach and the Student Success Librarian, and would be expected to meet with them weekly. This internship can be done remotely or in-person. All meeting times will be held in the Pacific time zone.

At the end of the internship, the intern will have a stronger understanding of UDL, critical pedagogy, online library instruction, and experience working in a mid-size academic library. The intern will also have a stronger familiarity with creating online tutorials using tools like LibApps, iMovie, YouTube, Canva, Google Suite, etc. The intern will present their finished project to Gleeson Library Staff and have the potential to co-present their project with librarians in the future at a professional conference. 

Potential Applicants

This position is aimed at graduate students and/or MLIS students who have interest in librarianship, library instruction, online content creation, teaching, and critical pedagogy. This position is grant-funded and only eligible for students who are based in the United States. The number of hours is negotiable to meet the intern’s needs, up to 130 hours total, with a maximum of ten hours per week, Monday through Friday, from late August 2024 through mid-December 2024. The pay rate is $30/hr. Candidates from underrepresented groups and identities are encouraged to apply.

An ideal candidate will have:

  • Formal coursework, experience, or demonstrated interest with teaching, pedagogy, library instruction, or online content creation

  • Coursework or familiarity with social and transformative justice concepts and critical pedagogy.

  • Demonstrated interest or coursework with online editing tools like LibApps, iMovie, YouTube, Canva, Google Suite, etc. 

  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of tasks and projects and meet deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as a commitment to collaborative teamwork and significant partnerships with faculty, scholars, and community members.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills in an environment requiring attention to detail, accuracy, and organizational skills. 

  • Willingness to learn and be trained on a variety of online instructional tools. 



To apply for this internship, please submit your online application and a copy of your most recent resume/CV by July 1, 2024. If you have questions, please contact and

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