MLIS Internships

The Department of Information Studies operates a dynamic and progressive internship program. This program provides students enrolled in the MLIS or PhD degree programs with a wide range of opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in a structured professional environment under the supervision, guidance and mentoring of current practitioners in the information profession.

The internship program has been in place since the 1970s and has grown to include nearly 250 sites. Our Los Angeles location allows us to offer an exciting and diverse range of local internship sites. Our program is highly regarded among local organizations and companies. Among those working with UCLA to offer internships to our students are:

More than 20 internships are also available within UCLA such as:

For a complete list of sites hosting MLIS Interns in the 2016-2017 academic year, see the MLIS Internship Sites page.

Interested in working with our skilled and motivated graduate students as a new Fieldwork or Internship site? Internship site supervisors must be information professionals in possession of an MLIS degree. Fieldwork supervisors must be professionals with appropriate training or credentials to oversee the type of experience offered, and will work with an instructor of record from the IS department faculty. Complete the Internship/Fieldwork Site Application and submit to the Internship Coordinator at the email address below.

For more information, please contact the Internship Coordinator:
102A GSE&IS Bldg.,
(310) 206-9263, is-internship@gseis.ucla.edu
Fax: (310) 206-4460

Dates

Internship hours must be completed during the quarter in which the student is enrolled; regular academic year quarters are ten weeks, and summer sessions may be six, eight, or ten weeks. See the Annual Academic Calendar for term start and end dates.

Forms

Agreement to Supervise an MLIS Intern/Fieldwork (PDF)

Suggested Practices for Site Supervisors (PDF)

Internship Evaluation Criteria (PDF)

Internship/Fieldwork Site Application (PDF)