Toronto Academic Libraries Internship (TALint)

2022-24 TALint opportunities are now open! – please see bottom of page.

TALint program overview

In 2014, the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL), in partnership with the University’s Faculty of Information (FI), launched a new internship program, the Toronto Academic Libraries Internship program (TALint).  The program is designed to provide iSchool students with the opportunity to participate in a two-year paid internship at one of the University’s libraries, as well as participate in professional mentoring.  

New for 2022-2023, there will be three vacancies allocated specifically for Black and/or Indigenous students, as there is a strong desire for the professional field to reflect the thousands of faculty and students who come to us from all over the world. Additionally, by increasing diversity in our staff, it will make space for different voices and opinions about our services, spaces and collections. These different perspectives will help challenge the status quo and enact systemic change. Part of our approach to increasing diversity is the development of programs and initiatives that build up the number of students interested in librarianship.

“UTL and the TALint program will provide interns the opportunity to not only enhance the quality of their learning, but also strengthen the profession by creating future leaders who will meet the complexities inherent in the libraries, archives, and records management fields,” says Professor Wendy Duff.

TALint students work in a variety of UTL departments, such as the University Archives, Media Commons, Engineering Library, Outreach and Student Engagement, OISE, and more. Students are paid to work for 15 hours per week and can hold the position for up to 24 months.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants to TALint must be incoming full-time MI students in the LIS or ARM concentration(s) starting in September following the application period.
  • Must have submitted all supporting documents via the Online Graduate Admissions Application Portal by January 31.
  • All eligible candidates will be notified by email.

2022-24 TALint opportunities

Job listings updated as of 2022 March 11: