Shain Library at Connecticut College welcomes current library school graduate students who wish to gain experience in an academic library. Shain Library staff is dedicated to building diversity in the library and information science profession. Applicants from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Internships are typically eight-ten weeks in length offered for fall and spring semesters. Opportunities vary and are based on available programs and projects and the intern's interests and skills. Interns receive a $1500 stipend per semester.

The Shain Library Internship Program is an opportunity for library school students to gain firsthand experience in an academic library at a liberal arts college. The goal of the program is to support the intern's professional development in the following areas:

  • Build a portfolio of projects relevant to current trends in academic librarianship

  • Network with library staff to develop a deeper understanding of skills and expertise needed for academic library work

  • Explore library positions and job descriptions to develop a career path

For information on specific projects and benefits of the internship program, please see our Pressbook:

Library and Information Science Internships at Shain Library. 

Application Instructions

Eligibility for applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • is currently enrolled in an academic program at an accredited college or university

  • has been accepted to an accredited college or university, which is scheduled to start within six months of the internship start date


Send an email to stating interest in the internship. Include a cover letter and resume. We are not looking for specific academic technology skills or prior experience in an academic library, rather we want to hear about an applicants' interests, hobbies and why you embarked upon a career in librarianship.