The following is a short list of just a few of the exciting practicum opportunities that have been available to students in the Library and Information Science program throughout the last few years. Also check internship and practicum postings on the google group.  If you have not joined the google group, email to request to join.

  • The Catholic University of America

    Practicum opportunities are available to LIS Students in:  Special Collections; Rare Books (technical services/cataloging, metadata management, research, subject libguides development, and outreach); Archives (processing, finding aid creation, digitization, and outreach)

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

  • Alexandria Public Library

  • ALA Washington Office 

  • Internship in the Department of the Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance

  • The NASA Goddard Library, which supports the information and research needs of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), is seeking a two interns for the Fall 2017 term.

    The Digital Repository Intern focuses on adding value to the Goddard Institutional Repository’s collections and its overall functionality through greater use of linked data. The Intern will make use of existing datasets and tools such as OpenRefine, MySQL, and regular expressions (training will be provided).

    The Digital Preservation Intern will focus on aiding the Library and Goddard Archives programs with evaluating, documenting, testing, and developing workflows for a NASA GSFC implementation of leading digital preservation and archiving solutions, including or similar to Archivematica, Atom, and BitCurator.

    For instructions on how to apply, please visit

  • AARP Library

  • American Art Therapy Association
  • U.S. Department of Justice
    DOJ Libraries Internships: Real-life research questions, Collections (both physical and web), Access Services (cataloging or systems) and Training

  • The Frick Collection
    Reference Library Book Department Born-Digital Internship 
    Reference Library Book Department Gifts and Deposits Internship 

  • Howard University School of Divinity - The Lawrence Neale Jones Library

  • Howard University Law Library

  • Loyola Notre Dame Library
    Research  and Instruction Internship

  • National Agricultural Library
    Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) Practicum
    Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) Practicum

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology Information Services Office

  • National Women's Party
    Internship opportunities in Collections Management, Metadata Assistant, Collections Education and Outreach

  • U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Multiple practicum opportunities on Archives and Special Collections, Library Management: Collection Development, and Technical Services/Cataloging.

  • Roanoke County Public Libraries (VA)

  • Smithsonian Institution
    Archives of American Gardens, National Museum of Natural History

  • National Park Service

  • University of the District of Columbia
    Reference and Assessment Intern

  • The Textile Museum, Arthur D. Jenkins Library
    Archives, cataloging, collection maintenance

  • American Association of University Women
    Processing archival materials, organizing, creating finding aids, digitizing

  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
    Copy cataloging, and the physical processing and reorganization of materials

  • CNN
    News and broadcast library reference, collection maintenance, web page development
  • Carnegie Institution for Science

  • U.S. Catholic Mission Association
    Organizing and cataloging

  • U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency
    Information management, storage and retrieval

  • District of Columbia Office of Public Records
    Cataloging, creating finding aids, processing accessions, instructional design, retention schedule development, development of electronic records management policy, exhibit creation

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
    Develop pathfinders, web page, library brochure

  • Franciscan Monastery

  • The George Washington University
    Library instruction development, delivering

  • National Park Service
    Working with photographic archives through research, digitization, cataloging and conservation; Federal records management, archives, photographic archives
    Archives, digitization

  • Library of Congress
    Archives, cataloging, research, records management

  • Middle East Institute
    Collection development, weeding, system updates, catalog editing and preservation of rare materials

  • National Agricultural Library
     Organize, inventory, create databases and archival finding guides for special collections of photographs, catalogs, papers and memorabilia; website page creation and content building; bibliometric analysis of e-journals; and more.

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame
    Cataloging, acquisitions, serials management, reference

  • National Geographic
    Archives, cataloging, research, records management

  • National Library of Medicine
    Archives, cataloging

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts
    Reference, cataloging, exhibits

  • National Public Radio
    News and broadcast library reference, collection maintenance, web page development

  • National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
    Research, curatorial projects, exhibits, archives

  • U.S. House of Representatives
    Research photographic collections, social media outreach

  • Smithsonian Gardens
    Cataloging and metadata

  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission
    Management and improvement of database

  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Cataloging, reference

  • U.S. Supreme Court
    Research, reference

  • Washington Research Library Consortium
    Creating metadata for digital collections

  • White House Historical Association
    Research and create metadata for digital image collection
  • U.S. Geological Survey Libraries
    Library outreach plan, cataloging