Virtual Internship FAQs
Q. Could I receive both credit and pay for a virtual
A. Yes, it is possible. iSchool virtual internship courses are
always taken for credit. However, virtual internships can be
paid or unpaid depending on the employer. Check the iSchool
Internship Sites Database to view both types of internship
Q. How many credits can I earn?
A. MLIS students may register for 2, 3, or 4 credits for the
internship experience. MARA and PMC students will only register
for a 3-credit internship course.
Q. How can I find available MLIS and MARA virtual
A. To search for virtual internship opportunities in archival
and non-archival settings, please see the iSchool
Internship Sites Database. You may filter your internship
search to include only virtual internships by using the
drop-down menu alongside “Work to be done” and selecting
Q. How do I apply for a virtual
A. Each handbook provides important information and links to
the required internship application and evaluation form
specific to the iSchool program of study:
Q. Is a virtual internship right for me?
A. Successful virtual interns are proactive, self-motivated
individuals who can work independently and feel comfortable
with some level of ambiguity. To decide if pursuing a
virtual internship is the right choice for you, please answer
the questions found previously in
Who should apply for a virtual internship?