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The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invite interested and qualified individuals to fill out an application to indicate their interest in internships or practicum in librarianship, archives, museum studies, or information science. Internships with the University Libraries offer the freedom and flexibility to create a practical professional experience that fits students library/archives/museum/information science interests and career goals. Completing the application does not guarantee that an internship in the CU Boulder Libraries will be available, but we will do our best to find an opportunity for applicants.
Complete the online application of interest form.
Please complete the online application and we will contact you to discuss options. Applicants are reviewed as they come in. We recommend that students complete the application process the semester before they would like to begin the internship.
Requirements and Credit
Applicants should be current students from a program in library science, archives, museum studies, or information science. We will consider other qualified applicants on a case-by-case basis. Interns, their mentors, and advisors from their programs will determine scheduling, projects, and goals before the internship begins. The Libraries will work with the academic programs to ensure academic credit is given when applicable. Currently, all internships and practicum are unpaid.
NOTE: While we appreciate your interest, internships are at the discretion of University Libraries. The number and types of internship opportunities available at any one time varies throughout the year. Therefore, opportunities matching your area of interest may not be immediately available.
Thank you for your interest in working at the University Libraries. Currently due to the budget impacts of COVID-19 we are unable to hire new student employees at this time for any of our locations. If openings become available, they will be posted on the student employment page. Work Study will be a requirement for student assistants.
Campus-wide, the Student Employment Office, located in Regent Hall Room 205, helps students locate jobs. Many campus departments and community businesses recognize the unique contribution students can make in the workplace and seek to provide job opportunities for students. Whether you’re a student looking for a job, or an employer wishing to hire a student, the Student Employment Office can help.
Are you interested in volunteering for the University Libraries? If so, please send an email to libraries at colorado dot edu with your contact information and areas of interest. You will be contacted by a staff member within three business days to explore your potential involvement further.
NOTE: While we appreciate your interest, the use of volunteers to assist library staff is at the discretion of University Libraries. The number and types of volunteer opportunities available at any one time varies throughout the year. Therefore, opportunities matching your areas of interest may not be immediately available.