Parliamentary Library Internship


The Parliamentary Library runs an internship program each year to engage with future library professionals and foster relationships between the Parliamentary Library and Australian tertiary institutions.


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 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. 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 for 2024 internships open on 5th February. It is anticipated that up to 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 by 3 March 2024.

Inquiries should be directed to Catherine Gilbert at or (02) 6277 2695.