Internships provide students with real-world field experience in professional settings, under the supervision of librarians and other information professionals who hold an MLIS or equivalent degree.
After completing the prerequisite LIS 601 and any co-requisite courses specific to an internship site, interested students attend a mandatory orientation session, where the policies and procedures of the internship are explained. Students apply for internships at the site of their choosing, and while faculty advisor approval is required, selection is at the discretion of the internship site.
Application and evaluation forms are available on the Forms page.
Some Internship sites have created promotion videos. To see these, click the play button ▶️ at the end of the site’s listing.
College or University
The HSPLS sites are listed as sample sites with example projects, but the State Librarian has now volunteered all branch libraries as possible host sites. The process of selecting a public library will be explained in the Preparatory Orientation.