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Systems (Research and Development) Paid Internship




Library Systems seeks a RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INTERN to assist with multiple projects on Research and Development of new emerging technologies including hardware, software and applications. The successful candidate will be researching on app development and building library app.

The SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INTERN will work 10-15 hours per week during the fall semester. Hours will be scheduled Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm.

Employment as an intern is on a semester by semester basis. Continued employment is contingent upon funding and performance. This position may be eligible for internship credit for some majors. Filing for credit is the responsibility of the student.


The SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INTERN will help in researching new emerging technologies for the library, program and develop library apps and assist in managing current ongoing projects, including 3D printing, SharePoint etc. Intern will close work closely with all Systems full time staff, librarians and be proactive in recommending new technologies including hardware, software and applications. Intern will perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • OSU student enrolled at least part-time (6 hours undergraduate/ 4 hours graduate).
  • Must be able to research and recommend appropriate current IT emerging technologies.
  • Candidate should have experience with programming, preferably in mobile app development including knowledge and experience with Java, XML, Android Studio, and Objective C or SWIFT.
  • Ability to maintain professional decorum in a team environment.

 Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with iOS app development and programming.
  • Experience with 3D design and printing technologies.
  • Knowledge on current library technologies and services related to IT.
  • Managing multiple projects on a timeline.
  • Preferred experience with SharePoint development.




Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants must submit:

  • Completed online Internship Application
  • A letter of interest addressing how your skills and background are applicable
  • resume


 Majors considered:

  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

 Benefits for the student:

  • The intern will learn more about IT Research and Development methodologies.
  • The intern will learn hands-on experience on IT infrastructure, methodologies, servers and services.
  • The intern will learn about app development.
  • The intern will learn about emerging technologies including 3D printing, prototyping and design.
  • The student will have responsibility for a project from start to finish.
  • The student will complete the internship with work experience relevant to potential employers.

 Benefits to the Library:

  • The Library will gain valuable help in conducting research and development.

 For additional information about this job, please visit or contact the Dean's Office at 405-744-9725.