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Unpaid Internships

Internships are available to individuals who are currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college and are seeking an internship for academic or course credit without compensation or expectation of compensation. Interns are not employees of the Library and are not entitled to the benefits granted to employees.

Working under the guidance of Library staff, internships provide students with opportunities to participate in a variety of projects, programs, and services and introduce them to specific areas of the Library profession.

The candidate's relevant study or experience will determine placement. Library staff review applications and candidates are contacted for interviews.

When Are Internships Offered?

Fall Semester: August – December
Spring Semester: January – April
Summer Semester:  May – August

What Are the Library's Application Deadlines?

Fall Semester:  July 15
Spring Semester:  December 1
Summer Semester:  April 15
* Students are placed after the deadlines if internships have not been filled.

How Do You Apply?

If you're interested in the Library of Virginia's unpaid internship program, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (804) 692-3562 or ena.winesberry@lva.virginia.gov for further details and assistance.