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Emerging Technologies Internship

  • Category: Internships
  • Posted: Tue Nov 6, 2018
  • Closes:
  • Salary: $11.50/hour
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A collaborative, exciting creative team seeks a tech savvy individual to serve as EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES INTERN. The intern will assist with library technology outreach, including but not limited to, leading promotional pop-up demonstrations, supporting existing programing such as Tech Tuesday@2, developing instructional media on technology related topics, along with other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will have work published through various channels.

The Emerging Technologies Intern will work 10-15 hours per week during the spring 2019 semester. Hours will primarily be scheduled Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm. Special project hours may be assigned outside of 8 am and 5 pm, with advance notice.

Employment as an intern is on a semester by semester basis. Continued employment is contingent on funding and performance. This position is not eligible for internship credit.

What You'll Do

The EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES INTERN will work collaboratively with OSU Library faculty, staff, and students in providing technology support, assistance, and training. The intern will help develop new initiatives, lead instructional sessions, assess effectiveness, support efforts in promoting technology available through the OSU Library, and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Comfort asking questions, and seeking feedback.
  • Comfort with public speaking.
  • Comfort with technology.
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and ability to work on PC.
  • Ability to maintain professional decorum in a team environment and accept constructive feedback.

MUST BE ENROLLED AT LEAST PART-TIME (6 HOURS UNDERGRADUATE/ 4 HOURS GRADUATE). GRADUATE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THESIS HOURS WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with digital cameras such as DSLR.
  • Experience with popular Adobe products.
  • Experience with 3D printing.

Required Documents

A resume and cover letter must be submitted with the application for full consideration.


Benefits for the Employee

  • The student will learn to work in a team environment and develop idea generation skills.
  • The student will have responsibility for a project from start to finish.
  • The student will complete the internship with portfolio items suitable to present to potential employers.
  • The student will hone out-of-the box thinking.
  • The student will develop communication and outreach skills.
  • The student will gain on-camera experience.
  • The student will increase technology knowledge and experience.
  • The student will learn to work in a university outreach driven team and have the opportunity to interact with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

Benefits for the Library

  • The Library will produce high quality promotional materials for services, resources and events.
  • The Library will gain increased visibility for technology offerings and tools available for students, faculty, and staff.
  • The Library will grow technology programing and engage with students throughout campus, including branch locations.
  • The Library will gain additional student feedback on emerging technologies such as tools, software, and services with the potential to grow existing library services.
  • The Library will have an influx of fresh perspectives and new ideas on annual promotions.

Outcomes

  • The intern will learn how to research trending technologies.
  • The intern will learn to develop instructional media.
  • The intern will learn to effectively communicate to varying audiences.
  • The intern will learn fundamentals of giving presentations.
  • The intern will learn to apply relevant laws and ethical codes to real life scenarios.

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Required Documents

A resume and cover letter must be submitted with the application for full consideration.

Jamie Autry
216 Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
P: 405.744.9725
E: jamie.autry@okstate.edu


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