Internships for Library Students

The Department of Justice Libraries offer ongoing unpaid internships in Washington, D.C., to library science graduate students interested in gaining work experience in a federal law library setting. Practicum opportunities are available for those with an interest in reference, research and Web design as well as digitization and technical services. No law degree or legal experience is required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

We are looking for motivated, self-starting library school graduate students who are able to work ten to twenty hours a week and are U.S. citizens. We will assist a student in obtaining academic credit when possible.

To apply, please email resume and references to

The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Updated November 30, 2022

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