Washington University Libraries’ 2019 summer interns, Mashoud Kaba (left) and Alayzha Jordan (right), began their tenure on June 1. They’ll be involved with the Libraries’ internship program through July 31. Alayzha is a senior majoring in film and media studies. Mashoud is a senior majoring in psychology and anthropology with a minor in photography.
Mashoud and Alayzha will work on special projects in University Archives to document the 50-year history of Washington University’s African and African-American Studies Department. Their days will also be spent meeting with library staff to gain an understanding of the scope of work involved in academic libraries.
The goal of the University Libraries’ summer internship program is to attract students from traditionally underrepresented groups to careers in academic and research libraries and archives. For more information about the program, please contact Rudolph Clay, head of Library Diversity Initiatives and Outreach and subject librarian for African and African-American studies and urban studies.