The Value of Internships

Get experience! Internships are a great way to gain experience in the profession. Internships are not a requirement for earning your MLS degree (except for School Librarianship), however you will find that your advisor will highly recommend that you seek this opportunity.
Students should ask the director or faculty about recommendations for potential internships, though it is up to students to arrange them. Self- reliance is an important professional attribute. There are different levels of credit available for un- paid internships (you can earn 0, 1, 2, or 3 credits for an internship, up to a total of 6 credits), but currently it is SJU policy that paid internships cannot be used towards earning credits. Dr. Olson is working to see if this can be changed. Institutional and departmental approval is required before any internship can begin, so start planning your summer and fall internships now!

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