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The Centennial Library Internship will be offered during fall semesters. In order to provide a quality internship experience, a maximum of three students may participate per semester offered.


At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will:

  1. Have a basic knowledge of the operations and services of an academic library.
  2. Have completed a minimum of four (4) projects in areas such as collection development and reference services which will give him/her an advanced level of experience in those areas.
  3. Be able to determine if he/she has sufficient interest in a library science career to pursue a Master of Library Science degree.
  4. Have sufficient library work experience to be eligible to be hired for a library staff position while preparing for or attending graduate school.


Time Requirement: 6 hours per week; 90-100 hours total
4-5 hours per week of activities in various library modules
1-2 hours per week of assigned reading and writing assignments


The internship will be taken as ENG 4230 Independent Study: Library Science Internship (3 credits){Requires Non-Traditional Course Request Form from Office of the Registrar}. Grading is credit/no credit.

Pay Rate

Interns will receive the starting library student assistant pay rate (or their current pay rate if they are library student assistants)


Preference will be given to students who will be seniors while doing the internship or who will be in their final fall semester at the time of the internship. Juniors may be considered in special circumstances, including if they will be student teaching or abroad during the fall semester of their senior year.

In order to be considered for the internship, students must submit an application by February 12 of the year that they will do the internship.

The Internship Supervisor will notify the students as to the status of their applications by March 12 and will help the selected students seek approval for the internship from their advisers and department chairs. She will also determine with each adviser which course the student will register for as the internship.