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Internship/Practicum Program and NDSU Libraries


The NDSU Libraries are pleased to offer an internship/practicum program that provides meaningful, well-constructed, and professional experiences for students. Our interns work on projects, initiatives, and tasks that will expand their knowledge and skillset in one of the following areas: general librarianship or special collections. Paid and unpaid internships are offered and can earn credit towards your degree if approval is received from your instructor or institution. Only currrently enrolled NDSU students are eligible for paid internships.

General Librarianship: Students will get an introduction to the various functions of library departments, and opportunities to work on a variety of hands-on projects to be determined by the supervising librarian in light of the student's interests, and/or practicum requirements. Please contact Beth Twomey, Head, Research and Instruction, for more information.

Special Collections:

NDSU Archives: This internship will give students exposure to all aspects of archival work, such as processing collections, preservation, exhibit curration, digitization, and much more. Each internship is tailored to the student's interests. Contact Trista Raezer-Stursa, Head of Archives, for more information.

Germans from Russia Heritage Collection: This internship will give students the opportunity to learn standard practices involved in preservation, research, digitization, and processing of archival materials. Internships can be flexible based on student interests. Contact Jeremy Kopp, Special Collections Associate, for more information.

Application Deadlines

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume indicating your interest to Beth Twomey for general librarianship, Trista Raezer-Stursa for NDSU Archives, or Jeremy Kopp for Germans from Russia.

Fall semester deadline: August 1st

Spring semester deadline: December 1 of previous year (i.e. December 1, 2017 for Spring semester 2018)

Summer: April 15th

What Our Past Interns Have to Say

“This was a great experience that I will value for years to come.” 

~ Brittany Boyer

Read more about our most recent intern and her experience with NDSU Libraries at NDSU Libraries intern learns by doing.

"I like my internship at the NDSU Archives because I've gained hands-on experience with digitization projects and using Content DM. It's great to learn how to process collections and see how collections are added online."

~ Kate Savageau

"Working at the Archives has been a fun learning experience. The employees are great mentors and the tasks are great introductory work for anyone interested in the field of history."

~ Alex Lien