Connect with Students
Hire iSchool Students
iSchool students and graduates are sought after for their superior knowledge and skills in the information field. iSchool students make excellent candidates for positions in:
- UX design and research
- Web development
- Data science and analysis
- IT consulting
- Librarian and library sciences (public, academic, metadata librarian)
- Taxonomy and information architecture
Sponsor a Capstone Project
All iSchool students are required to do a Capstone project prior to graduation. They work with organizations to apply their knowledge and skills acquired in academic courses to real-world projects assigned by a partnering organization.
Sponsoring a Capstone project is a great way for iAffiliates to accomplish organizational goals at the same time as actively engaging in student development. As close partners with the iSchool, our iAffiliates are able to sponsor as many projects as they want, giving them the opportunity to work with students in a wide variety of specializations.
- Learn more about sponsoring a Capstone project.
- Email iCapstone@uw.edu with questions about sponsoring a Capstone project
Partner on an Internship
Our corporate partners can commit to mentoring students for 200, 300 or 400 hours during an academic quarter. The assigned work should benefit the organization and provide an appropriate learning opportunity for the student.
Students are supervised by an information professional who has time to devote to outlining learning objectives, meeting weekly to discuss progress, and providing mid-quarter and final evaluations of the student’s performance. Students are looking for internships or positions in the following areas:
- Project management
- User interface design
- Human-computer interaction
- Information organization and knowledge management
- Web and mobile app development
- Systems analysis
- Technology management
- Taxonomy and cataloging
- Information assurance
- Information policy and ethics
- Preservation administration
- Information architecture
In this internship-for-credit program for MLIS students, organizations identify a supervisor committed to mentoring a student for 50 to 250 hours during an academic quarter. The assigned work is beneficial to the organization and involves skills and knowledge that the student has already begun to develop through coursework, but in which they do not yet have a high level of expertise.
Supervisors work with students to outline learning objectives and then meet weekly to discuss activities and progress. Supervisors agree to provide mid-quarter and final evaluations of the student’s performance.
Becoming a host site is easy. Just visit our Handshake jobs and internships database, create an account and post your opportunity to make it available to iSchool students.
Post Jobs and Internship Opportunities
Sharing job and internship opportunities with our students at the iSchool is easy. We use our online job board and internship database, Handshake, to make opportunities available to iSchool students.
Visit the Handshake site and create an account. Your account will be reviewed by the UW Career & Internship Center. Typically, accounts are reviewed in two business days due to the volume of requests. If you don’t receive approval or any communication in a few days, please email iCareers@uw.edu