In order to foster the professional development of law librarians, Cornell Law Library offers internships for students who are working towards a Masters in Library Science or related degree who desire to pursue a career in an academic law library. The unpaid program is available in the fall and spring semesters and over the summer. Interns are selected by a committee upon a review of their application materials.
Internship programs at Cornell Law Library offer students the opportunity to work on special projects as well as the opportunity to gain experience and enhance their research and reference skills. Past projects include exploring social media uses for the library, creating interactive online tutorials, and working on the digitization of rare books. It may be possible to work with the Cornell Legal Information Institute as part of the internship.
To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter/statement of interest, a current resume, and a list of three professional references. Candidates selected will be contacted for an interview.
Eligibility and Requirements
- Applicants must be current graduate students in good standing in a library science, information studies, preservation, archives or related program.
- Applicants must have completed at least one semester of graduate work before the start date of their internship.
- Applicants must commit to a minimum of 60 hours of work over a semester; the time commitment may vary in length depending upon the project and/or educational requirements.
- At the end of the internship, interns will be required to submit a final report or project.