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Internships and Fellowships

This page provides examples of possible fellowship and internship opportunities. Please note that available opportunities will vary. For more information, visit Where can I find information on jobs, internships, and volunteering at NLM, NIH, and in the Federal Government? or Contact NLM.


Library Operations (LO)

LO selects, acquires, catalogs, indexes, provides access to and disseminates the material in the NLM collection.

Associate Fellowship Program (AFP)

The National Library of Medicine offers a one-year residency fellowship for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The fellowship, which begins each year in September, offers an opportunity to learn about all aspects of the National Library of Medicine from its products and services to research and development; from policy to administration; and from the changing edges of scholarly communication to meeting the ongoing information needs of health professionals and the public. Additional information and application materials can be found at //

History of Medicine Division (HMD)

HMD collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets for diverse audiences – including researchers, educators, students, and the general public – one of the world's richest collections of historical material related to Human health and disease.

Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC)

LHNCBC conducts research and development in the application of advanced computing, communications, and biomedical informatics to better inform patients, health care providers, researchers, and the general public. LHNCBC research areas are (1) clinical data standards and electronic medical records, (2) collaboration technologies and mobile health applications, (3) document processing, (4) health information systems, (5) image processing and visualization, and (6) natural language processing.


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Last Reviewed: January 28, 2020