Law Library Internships


Job Title Paid/Unpaid Library Date Posted

Legal Information Services and Electronic Publishing Summer Internship 


PLI (Practising Law Institute)


Legal Information Services and Electronic Publishing Summer Internship (Paid)—PLI (Practising Law Institute)


Description of Employer:

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is an innovative leader in legal education programs and services.

Internship Description:

The Legal Information Services and Electronic Publishing department is a team of librarians who are responsible for the strategy, creation, and ongoing development of PLI PLUS, our online research platform. This department also supports customers with training and sells publishing products to law schools and manages their accounts.  The intern will contribute to the PLI PLUS Digital Archive Project by assisting in our efforts to expand the electronic availability of our published back catalog. What’s more, the intern will gain experience in digital archives, research databases, and electronic publishing.

Responsibilities include:

• Locating eBook files and/or generating them via an automated generation process
• Evaluating files for completeness,
• Performing basic XML cleanup
• Managing eBook components using PLI’s content management systems
• Deploying eBooks to our online research database, PLI PLUS
• Assisting with other projects as needed.

Work & Educational Requirements:

The internship program will begin on June 10 and end on August 9 in our midtown Manhattan office. This is a paid internship at the rate of $16 per hour. A typical work schedule will be 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (including an unpaid one hour lunch break), Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Friday.  PLI closes early on Friday during the summer months. 

• Qualified interns must be enrolled in an MLS or MLIS program. Recent graduates of relevant programs may also apply.
• Must be available to participate in the program the full 8 weeks, beginning June 10th and ending August 9th.
• Must have the ability to work Monday – Thursday from 9 or 9:30 am – 5 or 5:30 pm plus shorter day on Friday.
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Some intern assignments will require familiarity with department-specific software.
• Some intern assignments will require current attendance at law school, completion of law school, or graduate studies in a particular field.
• Must have the ability to provide recommendation letters from school and/or previous employer.
• Will be required to provide documentation of academic record displaying a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Contact information & Application Instructions:

Qualified internship applicants please submit your resume and cover letter online. Only candidates who provide a cover letter which includes identifying the Legal Information Services and Electronic Publishing department of interest will be considered.