• Internship
  • Online

Website Medical Heritage Library, Inc.

The Medical Heritage Library, Inc. (MHL) is a collaborative digitization and discovery organization of some of the world’s leading medical libraries committed to providing open access to resources in the history of healthcare and health sciences. The MHL’s goal is to provide the means by which readers and scholars across a multitude of disciplines can examine the interrelated nature of medicine and society, both to inform contemporary medicine and to strengthen understanding of the world in which we live.

The Medical Heritage Library is looking for a Metadata Intern to work with the Content and Metadata Working Group.  The internship will provide hands-on experience with current metadata schemas, editing metadata on digital objects, and identifying objects for bulk metadata updates.  In addition, the intern will have an opportunity to identify content based on available metadata and generate a list of possible items that could become collections.

We are looking for interns interested in learning about the use of metadata in digital collections.



  • With direction from the Content and Metadata Working Group, edit and fix metadata for MHL Internet Archive (IA) digital collections.
  • Create a list of digital items for metadata updates.
  • Create a list of digital items based on metadata to create collections.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This is an unpaid, virtual internship for a student in a graduate library and information science program with a strong interest in metadata and digital collections.  An interest in the history of medicine and public health would also be good but not required.   Experience with metadata schemas and knowledge of content management systems would be helpful.

This is an unpaid internship and it requires the intern to receive credit from the intern’s home institution.

To be determined by institutional program requirements

Send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by June 18, 2021.  Please include departmental requirements for an internship along with your application.

To apply for this job email your details to medicalheritagevicepresident@gmail.com