After a successful relaunch in 2023, the School of Information & Communication Studies is again seeking internship opportunities in libraries and information organisations for students on the MLIS programme, to run during the summer of 2024. These short internships are an important part of service learning for many of our students and allow them to gain valuable workplace experience and develop employability skills relevant to their programme.
Ideally, internships involve no less than 125 hours of student work, although there may be scope to negotiate this with students. These hours may be spread across days and weeks, depending on what suits the host institution and students – one example might be 25 hours per week for 4 weeks. These generally unpaid internships focus on learning and gaining workplace skills, but our students receive academic credit for completingan internship. However, we appreciate that some host institutions may wishto put in place their own arrangements in relation to payment.
Internships are typically on-site, but remote arrangements are also fine, depending on circumstance and need.
In the past, students have worked on specific short-term projects for their host institutions or have gained experience in day-to-day library and information work. We seek internships in all types of libraries and
information organisations, as our students have varied career goals and ambitions. We still need public libraries for our internship programme, so we would be delighted to have at least one participating public library.
If your institution is in a position to offer such an opportunity again, we would be very grateful if you could email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, we will provide further information about what is involved. If you need more information on our MLIS programme, you are welcome to contact Claire McGuinness at email@example.com