ProQuest works with select graduate schools of library and information science to offer students (one per school) the opportunity to work for us as trainers on campus at their schools for one year.
Students hone their bibliographic instruction skills and develop in-depth knowledge of electronic resources. They learn about techniques for promoting library services while gaining valuable career experience working for a recognized, global company.
Students attend a paid training workshop at ProQuest's global headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for three days during the summer. There they learn advanced instructional techniques and receive one-on-one coaching from ProQuest's team of professional, MLIS-degreed trainers.
Past participants have included students from the following schools:
Faculty sponsors solicit applications in March for the following academic year and send the top candidates' applications to ProQuest for final selection. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of sponsoring a student from your school, contact us at email@example.com.
"I had the opportunity to provide focused, individualized instruction … and to enhance their understanding of the relationship between librarians and vendors. I encourage all LIS departments to become involved in the program; the benefits to both students and the institution are manifold."
"The internship gave me valuable experience in marketing, promotion, instruction, training, and research. My fellow student trainers became a network of support that I will rely on … as a professional. The program has made me a more confident instructor [and] librarian."
University of Tennessee