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.

To apply, please complete the internship application below and upload a one-page cover letter and CV or résumé in the form. Questions may directed to internships@americanlibraryinparis.org

Internship Opportunities

The Library is currently looking for an intern to assist with the Young Authors Fiction Festival. Ideal internship period: 1 March – 30 April 2020.

The Young Authors Fiction Festival is a creative writing contest open to ages 5-18. The YAFF intern will help with all aspects of YAFF including but not limited to: processing and organizing submissions, coordinating and recruiting judges, and answering queries about the festival via phone and email. Queries about the Internship can be sent to yaff@americanlibraryinparis.org and more information about YAFF can be found here. For a full description of the YAFF internship please click here.

Send a cover letter and CV directly to yaff@americanlibraryinparis.org to apply, or use the application form above and select: “Children’s and Teens’ Services – YAFF” as your desired placement.


The American Library in Paris is looking for motivated, dynamic, and friendly person for Member Services intern. A few of the various duties include assisting patrons and staff at the Member Services and Welcome Desks, participating in collections projects, and shelving. For a full description of the internship position please click here.


The American Library in Paris seeks a dynamic, creative and enthusiastic intern for the Children’s and Young Adult Services Department. The candidate should have a passion for programming, outreach services and English-language literature. For a full description of the internship position please click here. Send a cover letter and CV directly to celeste@americanlibraryinparis.org to apply, or use the application form above and select: “Children’s and Teens’ Services” as your desired placement. For more information contact the children’s and teens’ services manager at celeste@americanlibraryinparis.org.


The American Library in Paris seeks a dynamic, creative, and enthusiastic Communication Design intern. Candidate should have a passion and skill for graphic design, publishing and editorial design, and website and multimedia design. Interns will be working with the advancement team and projects could include: brochure and flyer design and layout, website enhancements, and other projects that would inform our audiences about Library programs and services. Interns might also be asked to help with social media tasks. For more information contact programs@americanlibraryinparis.org.