ILS Internship

ILS 582 Internship in Library and Information Science

A professional field experience (internship) is central to the program for all students. For those without experience working in a library, it provides a well-rounded background that can add value to a résumé. Students with experience are strongly advised to seek an internship that will broaden their knowledge, such as a different type of library or a specialized unit of a library. Students seeking experience in technology-driven areas such as digital librarianship are advised to complete appropriate electives (as suggested by academic advisor) prior to beginning an internship.  

The internship provides experiential learning that contributes to creating and strengthening the “serving to learn and learning to serve” ethic and reflects the core responsibilities of the library and information science professions (ALA Code of Ethics, 2008). Internships as academic service learning provide experiences that are intentional in their purpose to mutually benefit the provider and the recipient of the service, as well as to ensure equal focus on both the service being provided and the learning that is occurring. 

The goal of the ILS Internship program is to provide a rich, research based learning experience for MLIS degree students that links theory to practice, promotes ethical development as professionals, as well as ensuring hands-on experience in libraries and information agencies. 


Please refer to the following Internship related documents. 

ILS 582 Course Overview

ILS 582 Internship Guidelines

ILS 582 Internship Application

ILS 582 Internship Site Application

Internship Experience


The ILS Department is grateful to the following libraries for their ongoing participation in our newly developed internship program.

Public Libraries

Bristol Public Library – Bristol, CT


Cheshire Public Library


Farmington Public Library


Ferguson Library – Stamford, CT


Manchester Public Library – Manchester, CT


Torrington Public Library


Wallingford Public Library – Wallingford, CT


Welles-Turner Memorial Library – Glastonbury, CT


Westport Public Library


School Libraries


Groton Public Schools / West Side STEM Magnet Middle School


Lyme/Old Lyme Public Schools/Lyme/Old Lyme Middle School


Lyme/Old Lyme Public Schools/Lyme/Old Lyme High School


Manchester Public School / Buckley Elementary School


Milford Public Schools/Orange Avenue School Library


Milford Public Schools/East Shore Middle School Library


New Canaan Public Schools/Saxe Middle School Library


North Haven Public Schools/North Haven High School Library


Region 10 Schools / Har-Bur Middle School


Ridgefield Public Schools/East Ridge Middle School Library


Scarsdale Schools (New York) / Greenacres Elementary School


Torrington Public Schools/Torrington High School Library


Wallingford Public Schools/ Moses Beach Elementary School Library


Wallingford Public Schools/Pond Hill School


Waterbury Public Schools/Wallace Middle School

Academic Libraries

Central Connecticut State University/ Elihu Burritt Library


Gateway Community College Library


Norwalk Community College / Everett I.L. Baker Library


Southern Connecticut State University – Hilton C. Buley Library


Yale University/Sterling Memorial Library


Yale University/Lillian Goldman Law Library


Yale University/Film Study Center


Yale University – User Experience and Design Services


Connecticut State Library



 Last updated: October 16, 2019