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Library Intern

Department: Creative Operations
Location: Boston, MA

America's Test Kitchen is seeking a Library Intern to join our team. This paid, part-time internship is a 6 to 10 hour/week position and an opportunity to gain experience in all facets of small special library management. Please note that the 6 to 10 hours includes one day in-person in our Boston, Massachusetts, office and some remote work between the hours of 9 to 5 Monday through Friday.
This is a rewarding opportunity to work as a solo librarian in a special collection. You will gain hands-on experience with the organization and management of a library, work with a wonderful (and growing) culinary collection (over 5,000 books plus magazines and newspapers, including rare materials), and make a positive contribution to a fascinating organization.
The successful candidate will have instructional experience; strong, positive communication and interpersonal skills; the ability and willingness to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; and be conversant with various library trends, web development, and culinary trends.


  • Process (catalog, enter into database, shelve) new items
  • Provide in-person and virtual reference services (locate cookbooks, recipes, cultural and historical background on various dishes, food science resources, etc.)
  • Maintain library website and catalogs
  • Preserve and manage rare book collection
  • Design and conduct trainings on technology, library resources, and research methods
  • Identify and acquire new items for the collection
  • Manage company newspaper and magazine subscriptions
  • Shelf-read and weed collection as needed


  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective reference techniques
  • Knowledge of collection development
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Instructional expertise
  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with web design, Google Workspace, database searching, and software specific to libraries (TinyCat/LibraryThing)
  • Flexibility in schedule
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds and to climb on step stool to reach top shelves


  • BA/BS or equivalent
  • Currently enrolled in a Library Science program
  • Completion of LIS 438, 407, and 488 (or relevant experience)

About America’s Test Kitchen

The mission of America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) is to empower and inspire confidence, community, and creativity in the kitchen. Founded in 1992, the company is the leading multimedia cooking resource serving millions of fans with TV shows (America’s Test Kitchen, Cook's Country, and America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation), magazines (Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country), cookbooks, a podcast (Proof), FAST channels, short-form video series, and the ATK All-Access subscription for digital content. Based in a state-of-the-art 15,000-square-foot test kitchen in Boston’s Seaport District, ATK has earned the trust of home cooks and culinary experts alike thanks to its one-of-a-kind processes and best-in-class techniques. Fifty full-time (admittedly very meticulous) test cooks, editors, and product testers spend their days tweaking every variable to find the very best recipes, equipment, ingredients, and techniques. Learn more at

Why America’s Test Kitchen:

We're passionate about cooking, and about creating the best place to work. We're small enough for your ideas to make a big impact, and large enough to offer you opportunities to grow professionally at any stage of your career. We want you to take risks and make mistakes — that's how innovation happens in our test kitchen, in our offices, and in life.

We at America’s Test Kitchen believe food media can be a powerful force for social change. We are passionate about building an inclusive workforce that represents many different cultures, backgrounds, abilities, identities, and perspectives.

We welcome your application.

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