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Internship Opportunities at the Smathers Libraries

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries offer a variety of internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a Library Science degree or otherwise. These positions allow students the opportunity to utilize the knowledge learned in the classroom while gaining valuable work experience in a professional environment.

If you are interested in any of the internship opportunities listed below or if you would like more information, please contact Joe Piazza by email or phone at (352) 273-2595.

Government Documents

The depository library programs for both Federal and EU documents have research project available on a wide variety of agencies which will result in online libguides (finding aids).  Topics chosen may be tailored to reflect student interests. Students will also learn to provide basic reference for the unique collections located in this unit. (Opportunities available: two 10 hour/week or one 20 hour/week slot)

Maps Library

For a student with specific interests in map librarianship, there is a spot in the map library. Student will learn the basics of reference and work on a special project tailored to the needs of the library and the interests of the student. (1 slot)

Geographic Information Systems

For a student with a strong interest in, and preferably previous experience with, geographic information systems and spatial data, there may be an opportunity to work with the GIS librarian on a project. (1 slot)


Internships in the Cataloging and Discovery Services Department provide an in-depth understanding of cataloging operations in an academic research university and exposure to the collaborative nature of cataloging work.  In addition to learning about cataloging workflows for all types of material, including locally digitized resources, interns receive hands-on experience performing copy cataloging as well as an introduction to original cataloging in an area of interest.  Internships can be tailored to meet specific objectives and timeframes. 

Contact Jimmie Lundgren, Chair, Cataloging and Discovery Services Department, 


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