According to NYLA, ” internships are an opportunity for students to complement the theories and methods introduced in the classroom by applying these concepts in a professional environment. Internships are great resume builders and give students the chance to explore potential careers and make key contacts in the field.”
- Practica and Special Projects posted on the UB LIS website – An excellent source for getting real experience locally. It’s highly-recommended that every UB LIS student do at least one practicum or special project.
- Opportunities available through ALA – Provides information about contacting ALA regarding internships, as well as job and conference volunteering opportunities.
- Internships, fellowships, and volunteer opportunities at the Library of Congress – If you want to work at the biggest library in the United States, definitely check this page out. It also lets you search internships by stipend, qualifications, categories, and availability.
- Internship opportunities at the Presidential Libraries – The Presidential Libraries are located across the country, so if you’re looking to leave Buffalo, check this out. Best suited to those interesting in archival/museum and reference librarianship.
Library Journal’s article Internships are the Appetizers of the Library World So Nibble, Nibble, Nibble… is a fantastic read for anyone interested in getting a library internship.