Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Job Description:

School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

POSITION: Research & Education Intern

LOCATION: Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives

AVAILABLE: Starting in July, 2021

The Medical Center Library and Archives is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages applications from candidates of all races, genders, ages, ethnicities, cultural heritage or nationalities; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientations or gender identities; or socioeconomic, veteran or ability statuses.

Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives invites applications to our paid, year-long, mentored internship. Applicants must be Master's or PhD students in Library/Information Science or Public Health graduate programs. The one-year Internship, with the potential to renew for a second year, will set you up for success in any academic library setting.

Our Interns have co-authored publications in scholarly journals, presented work at local and national conferences, and made significant contributions to our Library. We mentor our Interns in advanced literature searching, reference, teaching, as well as research impact and bibliometric analysis. These experiences prepare our Interns to be competitive in the job market.

We welcome questions and look forward to hearing from you!


The Research & Education Department at the Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives provides reference and research services, classes, consultations, and systematic review services for organizations and individuals within Duke Health. The Research & Education Intern will support all areas of the department, such as reference, research, instruction, consultations, and systematic review searches. The Intern will gain experience in a progressive academic health sciences environment and will develop practical skills in health sciences and academic librarianship.


  • Assist patrons with reference and research questions via chat, email, Zoom, and the Library Service Desk

  • Develop and update database searches for systematic reviews and other research projects within databases such as PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Scopus, PsycINFO and more

  • Work with various citation management tools such as Endnote and Zotero and support patrons in their use

  • Participate in bibliometric, research impact, and data visualization projects

  • Maintain Library guides

  • Teach library drop-in workshops

  • Co-teach classes within the graduate health professions' programs

  • Compile analytics on institutional publishing

  • Capture data on library activities

  • Contribute to Library's blog

  • Create or revise Web-based tutorials

  • Contribute to service improvement initiatives

  • Contribute to other projects as needed


20 hours/week
One year with the potential to extend
Hours are flexible, but they must take place between 8am and 6pm




Candidate must be a Master's degree or PhD student in Library/Information Science or Public Health graduate program. Preference for students who have completed at least one semester of coursework and are comfortable with database searching (i.e., controlled vocabularies and Boolean operators).

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.