Library and Information Studies (LIS) Internship Survey -participation deadline: June 25, 2018

Library and Information Studies (LIS) Internship Survey


Karly Wildenhaus, MLIS student, with Faculty Sponsor Sarah T. Roberts, PhD, from the Information Studies department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are conducting a research study.


This study is being distributed on listservs and through social media so that potential eligible participants will receive it and be able to determine whether they are eligible. The study is intended for current students in an ALA-accredited Master’s degree programs in library and information studies (LIS) or those who have graduated from such a program in the past five years (degree granted January 2013 or later). In the event that you are eligible, your participation in this research study is voluntary.


Data about internships in LIS are currently minimal, and this survey will serve as a first step to establishing a better understanding of how common are internships within this field, how often they are paid or unpaid, and how these factors interplay with student expectations and outcomes. The results of this survey will be useful as a preliminary assessment of the efficacy of internships in LIS education and a may be a basis for further study.


It is anticipated that completing the internet survey will take no more than 30 minutes to complete. There are no foreseeable risks to participating in this research study. Your responses will be anonymous.


To complete the survey visit:

The deadline to participate is Monday, June 25, 2018, at 11:45pm PST.


Karly Wildenhaus

MLIS Candidate, 2018

University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Information Studies