Internship Opportunities

ZSR Library welcomes applications from undergraduate and graduate students for semester-long internship opportunities. Ideal candidates for these internships will be students considering careers in librarianship. The number of available internships in a given semester is dependent on the availability of appropriate projects and faculty supervisors. Preference will be given to graduate students currently in an accredited program.

  • Academic credit for any internship is required and must be arranged in advance with your academic institution/advisor. Stipends are not available.
  • Internships require a minimum of 10 hours per week for 8 weeks. If your academic department has substantially different requirements, please provide those along with your application.
  • Interns must be available to work during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • All internships are supervised by a member of the ZSR library faculty.
  • Learning objectives will be developed for each internship, based on student need and the needs of the host department.

Specific schedules will be arranged between the intern (and their academic department or institution) and the faculty supervisor. All interns will be provided an orientation to the ZSR Library. Additional training may be provided to meet the internship goals.

General Qualifications

  • Ability to work well with public and staff, and as a team member
  • Good research skills and willingness to learn new skills
  • Comfort with working independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and produce high-quality work
  • Proficiency in current office software (spreadsheets, word processing, etc.)

Internship Evaluations

  • There will be regularly scheduled meetings with the ZSR Library faculty supervisor(s)
  • Written internship progress reports will be due prior to regularly scheduled meetings
  • A Goals and Outcomes Final Report must be submitted to the library faculty supervisor


Interested applicants should complete our online internship application. Application materials should be submitted a minimum of 8 weeks before the requested starting date of the internship. Internship applications are processed through Wake Forest University’s Human Resources. If we are able to host your internship, we will contact you to arrange an interview.

Project Possibilities

Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication
To be determined by supervisor and intern
Public Services
Circulation and Interlibrary Loan service management, evaluation and identification of materials to move to offsite, student assistant workforce management and development
Research and Instruction
Learn more about internship opportunities in Research & Instruction
Special Collections & Archives
Learn more about internship opportunities in Special Collections & Archives
To be determined by supervisor and intern