Law Library Internships


Job Title Paid/Unpaid Library Date Posted

Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management Skills 


Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto LLP


Electronic Resources Services Intern


Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


Library Services Intern


Withers Bergman LLP


Unpaid Law Library/Archives Intern 


US Court of International Trade Library


Intern in Public Services Department


Brooklyn Law School 


Emerging Tech/Social Media Intern


New York Law Insitute



Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management Skills (Unpaid, Academic credit)—Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto LLP


Description of Employer:

Fitzpatrick Cella is an AMLAW 200 firm concentrating in intellectual property practice.

Internship Description:

The intern will learn and apply the following skills to support our ongoing projects: competitive intelligence research; intranet web redesign; knowledge management of legal work product and business analytics; and library administration. You will work with some or all of these resources: Monitor Suite, Lexis Total Patent, Patent Advisor, Docket Navigator, DARTS IP, Derwent Innovation and DDA Analyst, web provided government information sources, Sharepoint, WestKM,, and Microsoft Excel.

Work & Educational Requirements:

The internship is non-paid and for school credit only. The ideal student will be in the final year of study for the Masters of Library/Information Science and have some additional background in law and/or business. Please make sure your school has a program to provide credit before applying.

In the past, Rutgers, Queens College, LIU, Pratt, and St Johns have awarded credit for interning with our firm.

Contact information & Application Instructions:

You will be under the direction of Jeff Cohan, Director of Libraries and Knowledge Management Services. Jeff currently sits on the board of SCIP (Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals.)  He is past president of the Law Library Association of Greater New York (2008-2009).  Jeff speaks frequently on business intelligence and knowledge management topics.  Most recently, he addressed over 200 KM professionals on the topic of designing KM tools to answer business development needs at an ARK conference held at New York Law School in October 2017. 

Jeffrey Cohan
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104-3800
tel/ (212) 218-2103
fax/ (212) 218-2200
e-mail: [email protected]

Electronic Resources Services Intern (unpaid) - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Description of Employer:

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, an AmLaw 50 international law firm with 685 attorneys, is one of
the leading law firms in the country. Debevoise is committed to hiring dedicated and talented
individuals as members of our administrative community. We strive to foster a culture based on
diversity as well as concern and respect for each individual. Our goal of providing outstanding
service to our lawyers and clients is achieved by promoting an atmosphere that is both
collaborative and professional.

Work & Educational Requirements:

The intern will work under the direction of the Manager of Electronic Resources Services and the
Electronic Resources Analyst on a project to help organize and digitally record the firm’s archives
and memorabilia.

The intern will receive preliminary mentoring and training with regard to the firm’s archive, how to scan
and add bibliographic records to the firm’s integrated library system, EOS.Web.

Internship Requirements:

  • Candidate must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program in library science
  • They must receive academic credit and provide a letter from their university saying how much credit they will receive
  • School's internship program must abide by federal labor standards
  • The candidate must submit a resume, letter of interest and letter of recommendation from their university

Job Requirements:

      • Candidate must be self-motivated and work well in a team environment
      • Strong computer skills, including extensive experience with MS Word, Excel, and other office applications required
      • Position requires vision, hearing and speech capabilities such that computers, keyboards, and telephones may be easily utilized
      • Must be able to lift and carry boxes of up to 40 lbs.
        Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:
      •  Familiarity with principals of cataloging and/or archival description.
      •  Experience with an integrated library system
      • Knowledge of database structure and standards
      •  Knowledge of image file formats and data manipulation
      •  Knowledge of metadata standards a plus
      • Experience with Corel Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photoshop Elements or other digital editing software 
      • Experience using a scanner

The position is for an unpaid, for-credit, intern for the term of the summer or fall. Intern will work up to 35 hours per week through the semester. At the end of the program, intern should provide the Manager of Electronic Resources with a summary of the project and written guidelines for preservation and conservation standards.

Contact Information & Application Instructions: 

Alicia Navarro, Electronic Resources Manager
[email protected]


Job title: Library Services Intern
Office Location: New Haven, CT
Department: Library & Knowledge Services
Reporting to: US Library & Knowledge Advisor
FSLA Status: Non-Exempt, 10-15 Hour Work Week
Description of Library and Knowledge Services:
US library staff provide research and knowledge services to over 100 attorneys across the firm's seven US offices as well as a team of US qualified lawyers outside the US. The US library team works closely with their counterparts outside the US, particularly the UK library team. The US Library and Knowledge Advisor performs research and manages the print collections, know-how, electronic resources and other library services across the US offices.

Description of Internship:
The firm is offering a paid internship for the Winter/Spring session (January to May 2018). The intern will be supervised by the US Library and Knowledge Advisor and participate in projects and procedures to help organize and document the library's resources and services to the firm. The US Advisor will provide mentoring and training in the below library functions in which the student can expect to receive practical experience:

  • Print Collection Management
  • Electronic Resource Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Vendor Relations
  • Research

The intern is expected to be available for 10 to 15 hours per week between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday through Thursday in blocks of no less than 2 hours. Intern will work primarily out of our New Haven, CT office with less than 10% of the time in our New York office.

Work & Educational Requirements:  

  • Applicants must be matriculating in a program offering an MLS/MLIS degree and have completed a minimum of 15 course credits. Students in ALA-accredited programs preferred. 
  • Candidate must have knowledge and understanding of basic library operations.
  • Familiarity with legal/corporate firms preferred. 
  • Consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a high level of productivity.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard PC applications including Microsoft Office, E-mail, and Internet.
  • Strong IT skills and ability to quickly learn new technologies.
  • Solid interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Experienced at using own initiative to find solutions to questions or problems and committed to seeing new projects through to completion.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Ability to operate copy machines and other standard office equipment.
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms, bend, climb, crouch and lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and transcript. If you are interested in academic credit for the internship please provide a letter of recommendation from your university as well as contact information for your school's internship coordinator. All materials should be submitted via the following link:

Unpaid Law Library/Archives Intern - US Court of International Trade Library

Location (if not NYC):  One Federal Plaza 

The Description of Employer:  Federal Court - legal library

Work & Educational Requirements:  The United States Court of International Trade is accepting applications for a law library/archives intern for the 2015-16 academic year. This internship will provide the intern with the opportunity to experience various aspects of every day law librarian and archivist work. The library-related work will include: · Reference and research · Cataloging and classification · Processing new materials · Updating the collection · Developing training materials The archives-related work will include: · Processing new collections · Collection storage and preservation · Creating finding aids Nature and Variety of Work: The Law Library/Archival Intern must be able to work independently under the direction of the Deputy Law Librarian and Archivist applying principles of library and information and archival sciences. Minimum Qualifications and Commitment: You must be a candidate for a Master’s Degree in Library Science/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.  

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  Submit letter of interest and resume via email to: [email protected] If you are seeking academic credit for the internship, please state that in your letter of interest and provide a contact name for your school’s internship coordinator.

Intern in Public Services Department

Description of Employer:

Brooklyn Law School Library (BLS Library) is the legal research center for Brooklyn Law School, a private law school located in downtown Brooklyn, New York.  Founded in 1901, BLS enrolls approximately 1,000 full-time and 150 part-time students.

Work and Educational Requirements:

BLS Library provides reference service to faculty, staff, students, and alumni, six days per week, both in person and electronically.  Reference Librarians teach Advanced Legal Research courses as well as other formal and informal classes.

Duties of this internship position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting librarians who staff BLS Library’s Reference Desk
  • Assisting librarians in preparing course materials for research classes
  • Participating in marketing library services and resources to the BLS community, including preparing web-based research guides

Candidate must have a J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school and be enrolled in an A.L.A.-accredited M.L.I.S. (or equivalent) program.  We ask that the intern work at least 10 hours per week and be able to schedule some of the internship hours between 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Contact information:

Submit letter of interest, resume and contact information for your school’s internship coordinator to:

Jean Davis, Associate Librarian for International Law, Brooklyn Law School

[email protected] 

Emerging Tech/Social Media Intern - New York Law Institute

Internship Description:

The New York Law Institute library seeks an intern to assist the Director of Information Technology with various technology projects such as:

  • Creating/managing presence on Social Media channels, e.g. Facebook presence, Twitter, etc.
  • Creating and editing HTML pages within a Dot Net Nuke website
  •  Creating instructional screencasts
  • Creating technical documentation & style guides
  • Information Architecture
  • Web Development

Work & Educational Requirements:

Knowledge of HTML and social media a must. Experience with video editing a plus. Approximately 10 hours/week commitment. The position is volunteer.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:

Contact Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology, via email [email protected].

Unpaid Internship Position Available at the NYS Attorney General's Real Estate Finance Bureau

Internship Description:

The Real Estate Finance Bureau (“REF”) of the Office of the New York State Attorney General ("OAG") has part-time library science and records management internship positions for volunteers or externships for course credit open for undergraduate and graduate students for the spring semester. Students commit to work part-time for a minimum of 15 hours/week.

Interns will assist the Record Room staff with amendments, plans, syndications, complaints, FOIL requests, and records management. Responsibilities may include drafting reports, updating databases, organizing filing room, and archiving records. In addition, interns gain experience working with State government agency staff. In the past, interns have worked on records management projects. Interns are paired with professional staff in the office who work closely with them to provide mentoring, guidance and advice, thereby facilitating learning and performance.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:

For more information, visit the OAG site at:

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