Internships at the Program on Information Science

Contribute to the future of libraries, open information, and information science!

The program supports paid and unpaid undergraduate and  graduate internships, research affiliates, research assistants, and postdoctoral fellows. These program affiliates contribute  to research projects, standards development activities, and consulting services.

Interns contribute to the development of service, tools, analyses, and reports in current program areas, including: information privacy; digital preservation; big data curation; software curation; altmetrics; redesigning library instruction; virtual reality; and educational technology.

Program interns work directly with research supervisors; receive personal mentoring; have regular opportunities to collaborate as authors on professional publications; and are provided with support for professional development for professional development. 

Particular responsibilities may include: Attendance/presentation at and reporting from professional conferences (travel support is provided);  Directed reading of policy statements, bibliographic standards, and related professional publications; Literature reviews and desk research; Design or development of software ; Data modeling and analysis;  Professional writing and publication.

Hours are flexible, and work can be performed on-site at MIT (convenient to transportation and parking) or offsite using online collaboration tools. 

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

If you are interested in exploring an internship, please send an inquiry briefly summarizing your research interest and professional background to the program director.