Internship Opportunities

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries offer a variety of internship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a Library Science degree or otherwise. Use the knowledge learned in your classes while gaining valuable work experience in an academic library environment.

If you are interested in any of the internship opportunities listed below or if you would like more information, please email Joe Piazza or call him at (352) 273-2595.

Smathers Graduate Student Internship Program

The Smathers Graduate Student Internship Program provides semester-based graduate student internships in the George A. Smathers Libraries in collaboration with academic units. The program experience will complement the graduate student’s academic career and provide for their professional development. More information and access to the application materials can be found at the Smathers Graduate Student Internship Program page.

Smathers Undergraduate Student Internship Program

The Smathers Undergraduate Internship Program provides semester-based student internships in the George A. Smathers Libraries. Internship proposal awards are made annually via a competitive process open to all library staff and faculty.

Maps Library

For a student with specific interests in map librarianship, there is a spot in the map library. Student will learn the basics of reference and work on a special project tailored to the needs of the library and the interests of the student. (1 slot)

Geographic Information Systems

For a student with a strong interest in, and preferably previous experience with, geographic information systems and spatial data, there may be an opportunity to work with the GIS librarian on a project. (1 slot)

Resource Description Services

Internships in the Resource Description Services Department provide an in-depth understanding of cataloging operations in an academic research university and exposure to the collaborative nature of cataloging work. In addition to learning about cataloging workflows for all types of material, including locally digitized resources, interns receive hands-on experience performing copy cataloging as well as an introduction to original cataloging in an area of interest. Internships can be tailored to meet specific objectives and timeframes.

Note: Not available at this time.