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LIS 512 Internship in Library and Information Science (Teen Services track), Boston Public Library, Boston, MA


A robust internship experience for Simmons School of Library and Information Science students. The experience will expose them to numerous facets of the public library but with a specific focus in teen services. The internship program will concurrently work with Simmons in being an internship site therefore offering credit for the participation by the interns. The internship experience will focus on that of observation in Teen Central and in the five teen serviced branches in the Boston Public Library system; East Boston, Grove Hall, Hyde Park, Mattapan and Roxbury and that of the professional duties of the Teen Librarians coupled with individual work focusing on the inner workings of a public library. The experience will culminate with a research paper on the experience.

The internship involves a minimum of 130 hours of field experience that represents an important learning experience for the student. As a 3-credit course, it has a significant hands-on learning component. Through discussion with key personnel in the organization and working under professional librarian supervision, the student gains hands-on experience in the information environment.

Prerequisite: 18 credit hours including all core requirements.  


Prerequisite: 18 credit hours including all core requirements.  

Internship for current Simmons SLIS MLIS students

Length of time: 14 weeks for the semester, 9 hours a week for a total of 130 hours. Begins January 17-May 12

When: Friday meetings at 2:00 pm and 8 hours of virtual and in person work.

Capacity: Two interns a semester.

Credit: 3 units

How to Apply:

Please contact Jess Snow, Assistant Manager of Youth Services  [email protected]