Future Information Professionals Internship for Undergraduate Students
Description of Program
ODU undergraduate students who are interested in careers in library and information studies are invited to apply for the Future Information Professionals Internship program for the 2023-2024 academic year. Twelve students were selected for internships this year. The internship pays $4000, distributed across the academic year. During the fall semester our interns will learn about the profession through activities such as visiting local libraries, attending an informational session to learn more about working in libraries, participating in ePortfolio and resume workshops, and attending a session on Tips for Applying to Graduate School. They will be paired with a coach who is a current ODU graduate student who will support them throughout the year. In the spring semester they will work 10 hours per week in the ODU Libraries, focusing on a project of their choosing. They will attend the LibLearnX conference in Baltimore, MD in January 2024. This program prioritizes BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) students and students who are members of other marginalized groups.