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Internships offer the student an opportunity to learn how information studies principles and techniques are applied in a structured setting. The internship experience is a collaborative undertaking by the student, faculty member, internship coordinator, site supervisor, and student peers. Although the primary responsibility for a successful internship experience rests with the student, the faculty member, internship coordinator, site supervisor, and student should all be involved in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of the experience.
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Examples of locations where students have previously undertaken internships include social media and web development companies, state and local government, healthcare settings including hospitals, and educational and cultural heritage organizations such as Tallahassee Museum, Strozier Library, FSU Maguire Medical Library, FSU College of Law Library, Leon County Public Library, Claude Pepper Center, UNF Carpenter Library, and the Heritage Museum.
The Internship Experience
Students often share videos of their internship experiences. For examples of internship videos, see FSU School of Information Internship Experiences.
School of Information student Kristen Gurciullo worked with the Lannutti archival collection. Read more about her internship experience at the Claude Pepper Library on FSU’s campus. School of Information student Ellen Ramsey was the ship librarian for the Semester at Sea program. Read about her internship adventures through her blog.
The School of Information formerly offered internships abroad in Florence, Italy and London, United Kingdom. Here is an example video of students’ experiences in the London Study Centre.
These opportunities are no longer available due to changes in Italian and English law. If you would like to develop an internship abroad or are able to locate one, please contact the Internship Coordinator to discuss further.
In collaboration with faculty and colleagues, masters and doctoral students embrace the interdisciplinary nature of Library and Information Studies (LIS) by employing a wide range of research methods. A dynamic and collaborative atmosphere supports innovative and critical thinking. Faculty and students address cutting-edge research topics and develop funding and publishing opportunities together. Learn more about current research projects at the School, and student research accomplishments.
Assistantships help students gain practical experience and become more prepared for their careers. Learn more about how to apply for an assistantship.