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Future Information Professionals Internship Program

About the Program

Future Information Professionals Internship for Undergraduate Students

Description of Program

ODU undergraduate students who are interested in careers in library and information studies were invited to apply for the Future Information Professionals Internship program for the 2022-2023 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 by attending the Virginia Library Association Conference, visiting a local library, and attending an informational session to learn more about working in libraries. They will be paired with a coach who is a current ODU graduate student who will support you 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. Interns will be provided with training to develop an ePortfolio to showcase your project. This project prioritizes BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) students and students who are members of other marginalized groups.


Questions? Contact Lucy Wittkower at

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This program is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant. The accepted proposal can be viewed on the agency website.

Project Investigators:

PI: Lucy Wittkower,

Co PI: Sue Kimmel,

Co PI: Leanne Hillery,

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