Michigan Library Scholars

Gain real-world professional experience as you complete a project at the library that has a global or international focus. 

Undergraduates from any field of study are welcome to apply for this paid internship.

About the program

This paid summer internship is designed for undergraduate students who’d like to develop a deeper understanding of the role of academic libraries, gain hands-on professional experience, and enhance their own research and learning skills. 

Under the guidance of experienced library professionals, you’ll develop and implement a capstone project with a global or international focus, while getting a behind-the-scenes look at one of the largest academic research libraries in the world.

Hours: 20 per week during the spring–summer term

Pay rate: $16/hour

See our projects for summer 2023. You can also review topics and presentation materials from some of our previous projects.


You must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at the University of Michigan.

This is a position based on the Ann Arbor campus — part virtual, part in person — and requires commitment from May through July. 

How to Apply

Our application window opens annually during the winter term. The window for 2023 has closed. 

Please check back for updates on future opportunities.

You will be asked to submit a résumé and a detailed cover letter that outlines your goals and objectives for this internship.

Questions? Contact Gabriel Duque at gduque@umich.edu