Spring Internships 2024

Applications Closed
Applications for our Spring 2024 internships are closed.

The Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library seeks to hire a cohort of undergraduate interns, with the goal of training the next generation of professionals in topics including geospatial technology, public humanities, and nonprofit management.

Interns will work onsite in the Center’s offices at the Central Library for 6-10 hours per week from mid-January 2024 through mid-May 2024.

Interns will be part of an operational track focused on Geohumanities & GIS. Additionally, all interns will be expected to cover at least one 3 to 4-hour shift welcoming visitors at the front desk of our public gallery at the Central Library as part of their role.

This is a part-time, hourly, fixed-term position and individuals will only be eligible to serve as interns for one semester during their time as an undergraduate. If you’ve never worked in a museum or library, that’s fine! We’re looking for curious minds with the desire to learn. We prefer enthusiasm over depth of skill.

This opportunity may be particularly suitable for the following types of undergraduate students:

  • Students studying history, urban studies, geography, environmental studies, or museum/library studies
  • Students with interest in learning more about maps & geography, nonprofit management, K-12 education, museum studies, fundraising & communications, digital humanities & library collections
Geohumanities & GIS

Geohumanities & GIS interns will learn how to use different kinds of geospatial software and theory to georeference historic atlases from towns around the state of Massachusetts. With support from the Assistant Curator for Digital & Participatory Geography, Geohumanities & GIS interns will also conduct independent research into these atlases with the goal of creating interpretive educational stories for publication on the LMEC website.

Compensation & Role Details

  • Dates: Mid-January through mid-May 2024
    • Interns must be able to work at least one 4 hour shift on Wednesday between 9 am and 5 pm, and one 4 hour shift either Saturday 11-5 or Sunday 1-5.
  • Hours: 6-10 hours/week
  • Compensation: $15.35/hour
  • This position is not eligible for health benefits.
  • Work is performed in-person at the Central Library in Copley Square. The Library is well-served by public transit. No free facilities for employee parking are available. The Library and Map Center gallery are fully ADA accessible.
  • All LMEC employees are required to present proof of full vaccination against the COVID-19 virus per federal CDC guidelines.
  • All LMEC employees are required to pass a CORI check as part of the hiring process.

To Apply

Applications are due by November 15, 2023 at 3:00pm ET. To apply, submit:

  • A letter of interest, no longer than 2 single-spaced pages
  • A resume or CV