• Internships

    POSITION: Research & Education Intern
    LOCATION: Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives
    AVAILABLE: Summer or Fall 2018

    The Research & Education Department of the Duke University Medical Center Library 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 via chat, email, service desk
    • Create and manage EndNote libraries
    • Compile analytics on Duke authors
    • Develop and update database searches for systematic reviews and other research projects within PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Scopus, PsycINFO and more
    • Maintain Library guides and Web pages
    • Capture data on library activities
    • Assist with teaching classes in graduate programs
    • Contribute to Library's blog
    • Create or revise Web-based tutorials
    • Pull articles
    • Contribute to service improvement initiatives
    • Contribute to other projects as needed

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

    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). Internships may be completed as field experiences for credit or as not-for-credit experiences.

    Please send cover letter, CV, and three references to: Emily Mazure, Biomedical Research Liaison Librarian.

    Because diversity is essential to fulfilling the university's mission, Duke is committed to building an inclusive and diverse university community. Every student, faculty, and staff member - whatever their race, gender, age, ethnicity, cultural heritage or nationality; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientation or gender identity; or socioeconomic, veteran or ability status - has the right to inclusion, respect, agency and voice in the Duke community. Further, all members of the University community have a responsibility to uphold these values and actively foster full participation in university life.

  • Information about the Medical Center Community

    The Medical Center Library, a leader in advancing the role of information, education, and archival services within Duke Medicine, is committed to "connecting Duke to biomedical knowlege networks." In support of the mission of Duke Medicine, we are active partners in clinical, research, and educational initiatives. Our extensive print,electronic, and archival collections support the faculty, staff, and students from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Division of Allied Health, and the Duke Hospital and Health System.

    The 2019 US News & World Report ranks Duke's School of Medicine (#10) in research, School of Nursing (#2), School of Nursing DNP Program (#1), School of Nursing Master's Program (#2); Physician Assistant Programs (#1), and Physical Therapy Programs (#10). Duke University Hospital was ranked among the top twenty best hospitals in the nation in 2017-18 by US News.

    Duke University is located in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, an area rich in educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities. The Triangle, named for the three cities of Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh, is the home of several institutions of higher education (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Central University) and the Research Triangle Park, internationally recognized as a center for cutting-edge research and development. The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Coast beaches are also within an easy drive of the Piedmont.