Update:  The postings for the 2019-2020 Thomas Internship opportunities are underway!


The Thomas Internship is made possible through the Robert and Dorris Thomas Endowment Fund. The purpose of the internship is to provide students with career development opportunities in libraries or information technology by providing practical training with pay for working in the UO Libraries.

Qualifications for the Thomas Internship

  • Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply.
  • Students must be currently enrolled (at any college) and will be required to provide proof of enrollment, if selected.

Preference will be given to

  • Oregon residents
  • Students enrolled in at least six credits in an American Library Association-accredited master's degree program in library or information science/studies anywhere in the U.S. or Canada; students will be required to provide proof of enrollment, if selected.
  • Students (undergraduate or graduate) enrolled in UO's College of Design

Current Internship Opportunities

Archival Processing Intern

Library Outreach Intern

Oregon Digital User Experience & Accessibility Intern

Research & Instructional Services Intern

How Do I Apply for this Opportunity?

  1. Consult the list of current internship opportunities above (when available).
  2. Complete the Thomas Intern Application Form for a specific position or positions. Deadline to apply is November 15, 2019.
  3. Send completed application form, a brief cover letter stating your interest in the position, a current resume, and list of three references to Crystal Karlsen, Payroll and Human Resources Coordinator, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299, or to by the deadline.
  4. Hiring decisions will be made by early fall term.


The hourly rate is determined by the nature of the work assignment and recommendation of the hiring supervisor, and in conjunction with the Libraries' Human Resources policies and procedures to establish consistency. Check each posting.

When Do Thomas Internships Take Place?

Most appointments are made to coincide with UO quarters: fall, winter, and spring. See upcoming UO term and intersession schedules. If you are attending a program at a school on a different schedule, you may propose a different schedule that matches your own term.

Agreement and Commitment

Being part of the Thomas Internship Program is an agreement and commitment of your time and effort, as well as that of the host supervisor, who will provide a quality mentorship opportunity. The goal of the Thomas Internship is to provide an enriching career experience that helps shape your academic future! You will be asked by Library Development to correspond with the donor at the conclusion of the assignment.