Parliamentary Library Internship

Background

The Parliamentary Library is continuing its internship program in 2017 to engage with future library professionals and foster relationships between the Parliamentary Library and Australian tertiary institutions.

Internships

The Parliamentary Library Internship program provides interns with an opportunity to develop their skills in a well-regarded library with highly professional and experienced staff.

The successful interns will receive:

  • experience working in the Australian Parliament
  • interaction with highly skilled librarians and researchers in the Parliamentary Library
  • experience that can be used towards university course credit
  • privileged access to the Parliamentary Library’s collections and facilities.

The Internship is open to students who have commenced studying for an ALIA accredited Librarian qualification at an Australian institution. It is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are encouraged to apply.

The internship is for up to 20 days and can be undertaken one day a week for the semester, or in an intensive block. The internship is a work experience opportunity and is not remunerated.

Applications

Applications for 2017 internships are now open. It is anticipated that two internships will be offered throughout the year.

Applicants should forward a completed application form together with their curriculum vitae and a copy of their academic transcript to liz.luchetti@aph.gov.au by 24 February 2017.

Inquiries should be directed to Ms Liz Luchetti, Assistant Secretary, Library Collections and Databases Branch on liz.luchetti@aph.gov.au or (02) 6277 7103.