Skip to Main Content

LiS Library Online Certificate & AAS Degree Program

Information about the online AAS and Certificate Programs for library support staff (formerly Library Technician Program).

Internship Information


Internship Required (online or onsite)

Students obtaining an AAS or a Certificate must include an online or onsite internship course (LMLIB 281) as part of their program.

About Internships

Internships can be at any library willing to host you in your location. Online projects are an option as well. Internship locations include:

  • college, school, public and special libraries
  • daycare centers and schools
  • organizations that provide literacy training or educational support or resources
  • museums
  • archives

Additional information to consider:

  • Not all libraries have the time to supervise interns, so it is important to contact a local library or organization in advance.
  • Some libraries require a background check and interview before your internship.
  • Anyone interning in a school library or school setting or daycare setting will be required to undergo a background check. Other organizations may require a background check. There are no exemptions for any organization requiring a background check.
  • Most libraries require you to intern during business hours (that is, it is very difficult to intern evenings and weekends).
  • The SFCC and SCC may have options for internships, especially if students get work study monies as part of their federal financial aid package.
  • Internships are generally unpaid. If you are a work study student you may use your work study hours in a library able to accept work study students.
  • You should have an internship (library location) targeted before the beginning of the quarter. Your instructor can also contact libraries to help you obtain a placement.
  • If you are currently employed in a library, you may use some hours from your current employment as your internship hours.
  • Students may intern at any library or allied setting in their location willing to accept interns.
  • Some or all internship hours may be completed with an online project.
  • The LMLIB 281 Practicum/Internship class is available fall, winter, spring, and summer and you may sign-up for 3 credits for the course.
  • Instructor approval is required for the course.

After contacting Paula Swan ( regarding your internship choice, you will need to complete either an online or an on-the-ground internship.

Young Adult Library Services Association RSS Feed

Loading ...