Internships | Newberry


A conservation intern working on book binding.

A conservation intern working on book binding.

Whether working in the stacks with the Newberry’s collection or at the front of the house during a public program, Newberry interns gain hands-on experience at a dynamic research library. By working alongside Newberry staff, interns have opportunities to learn about careers in the public humanities, library and archival sciences, scholarly research, and non-profit administration. In keeping with its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Newberry offers internships for pay or for academic credit.

The Newberry’s internship opportunities change year to year. Recent interns have worked in conservation, special collections, exhibitions, digital imaging services, events, development, and public engagement, among many other departments. No matter the department, managers serve as mentors, helping to make internships valuable educational experiences. All interns are welcomed as members of the Newberry community and are encouraged to participate in the Newberry’s educational opportunities.

The Newberry is grateful for partnerships with area universities and organizations that provide funding for student internships. If your school or organization is interested in working with the Newberry as an internship partner, please write to us at

How to Apply
If you would like to be considered for more than one internship, you only need to submit one application. In your cover letter, please specify the internship(s) for which you are applying, in order of preference. Please refer to individual internship descriptions for the specific qualifications for each position. To apply, send your resume and cover letter by email combined in one PDF or word document to No phone calls, please.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
As an equal opportunity employer, the Library does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. For more about the Newberry’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, please visit this web page.

Current Opportunities

There are no planned internships at this time.