Internships at the American Library in Paris

The American Library in Paris offers a number of intern placements throughout the year for students majoring in library/information science, providing an opportunity to gain on-the-job library training and experience. Although the majority of our interns come with a library science background, we also welcome interns from Erasmus programs, as well as students currently enrolled in a college or university program with a focus in a related discipline.

As a non-profit association, not funded by either the French or American governments, the American Library in Paris is unable to offer paid internships or offset the cost of transportation to/from Paris, or other related costs while in Paris including accommodations. However, the Library is able to provide a meal voucher for every 8 hours worked to help pay for lunch during the day.

Due to the volume of applications generally received for open positions, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

If you are interested in submitting a general internship application, please send an email to with your CV or résumé and one-page cover letter with the following details:
  1. Information about your program
  2. Desired start and end dates
  3. Number of hours required
  4. Objectives for your internship as well as which area(s) of the Library are of most interest. More about the areas where we welcome interns can be found on the volunteer page.


NOTE : The American Library in Paris seeks a dynamic, creative and enthusiastic visiting librarian for the Children’s and Young Adult Services department. Candidate should have a passion for programming, outreach services and English-language literature. Find few details here.