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Research and Design Internship


Libraries Without Borders is looking for hardworking, resourceful, enthusiastic, and self-motivated individuals to join our team as Research and Design Interns. If you’re interested in using research, data, and human-centered design to promote digital equity and community empowerment, we welcome you to apply. 

Research and Design interns will support the Director of Education/Deputy Director and the Technology and Social Justice Fellow with research and analysis, performance and program evaluation, impact assessment, and tool creation. In this capacity, they will play a critical role in strengthening and improving LWB’s existing national programs, as well as support the development of new projects that advance the organization’s mission. 

A willingness to learn and ingenuity are far more important than prior experience in the field. We ask for a minimum commitment of 15 hours/week for 15 weeks to ensure you gain a practical understanding of the organization and develop the skills needed to carry out this work beyond your internship. 


  • Conduct evidence-based research and make recommendations to strengthen and improve programs; inform organizational strategy; and streamline internal policies 
  • Assist with creation of knowledge-sharing materials such as webinars, working groups, interactive presentations, and specialized communities of practice
  • Champion office-wide integration of practices that support knowledge capture and transfer, collaboration, learning, and knowledge-sharing 
  • Coordinate logistics for Education, Quality and Impact (EQI) team, namely preparing and/or creating materials to brief staff ahead of meetings 
  • Design and/or update educational and training materials; and coordinate professional development opportunities
  • Draft, edit, synthesize, fact check, and curate content for program toolkit (in-progress) 

To apply, send a resume and brief cover letter (in the body of the email) to: