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Explore our listing of current practicum opportunities. Contact the SIS Practicum Coordinator Ericka Patillo, epatillo@utk.edu, if you are interested in learning more about the MSIS Practicum Program.  You may also contact the person offering the practicum directly if contact information is provided in the practicum listing. This list is not comprehensive – contact your faculty advisor for more opportunities.

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Current Practicum Opportunities


Collections at Virginia Tech University Libraries

Location Description The University Libraries plays an essential role in furthering Virginia Tech’s mission as a global land-grant university by providing access to a plethora of resources in varying disciplines. We strive to share information and knowledge regardless of geographic, institutional, or financial barriers, through our growing open data and…

Jonesborough Storytelling Resource PLace

Location Description “The Storytelling Resource Place located in Jonesborough is a nonprofit center that holds storytelling materials including books, records, audio cassettes, and other materials relating to storytelling and the history of storytelling. Most, if not all work will be done at this location.” Practicum Work Mode On site Semesters…

Upper Cumberland Development District

Location Description The work site is an office building. Practicum Work Mode On site Semesters or Time Period Available Fall, Spring Location 1103 England Drive Cookeville, TN 38501 Contact Chuck Sutherland Director of Informatics csutherland@ucdd.org 931-265-8752 Student Tasks The student is expected to gather, clean, visualize, and analyze spatial and…

Rockvale High School

Location Description The work site is a public high school in Rockvale, TN. We are the newest and largest school in the Rutherford County school system. Practicum Work Mode On site Semesters or Time Period Available Fall, Spring Location 6545 Hwy. 99 Rockvale, TN 37153 Contact Xan Lasko Library Media…

University of Memphis Lambuth Library

Location Description The University of Memphis Lambuth Library is situated on the University of Memphis Lambuth campus in Jackson, TN. The library provides an extension of academic library services to Lambuth patrons including library instruction, circulation, and reference. It houses a collection of approximately 70,000 monographs. Practicum Work Mode On…

East Tennessee PBS

Location Description East Tennessee PBS is a non-profit, public television station located in East Knoxville. This fully equipped media station contains a production studio, editing suites and a podcast studio. There is an additional Field Office in Whitesburg, rural Hamblen County. Practicum Work Mode Remote Semesters or Time Period Available…

International Soil Carbon Network (ISCN)

Location Description The International Soil Carbon Network is an international organization of soil researchers organized around creating data products. Practicum Work Mode Remote Semesters or Time Period Available Ongoing, not limited to a specific semester Location n/a FL 32611 Contact Katherine Todd-Brown Data coordinator (ISCN) and Assistant Professor (ESSIE, UFlorida)…

Oak Ridge Public Library

Location Description Oak Ridge Public Library is an independent, full service, public library in downtown Oak Ridge,TN. Student will assist in the Patron Services department, which largely serves adults and teenagers. Student will provide excellent customer service, field calls, create, modify, and reconcile patron accounts, assist patrons with fine and…

UTHSC Library Historical Collections

Location Description The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Library’s Historical Collections include rare and antiquarian books, manuscript collections, documents, photographs, and artifacts documenting the history of the health sciences, particularly in Tennessee and Mid-South region. Practicum Work Mode On site Semesters or Time Period Available Ongoing, not limited to…

Newman Library at Virginia Tech

Location Description “The University Libraries play an essential role in furthering Virginia Tech’s mission as a global land-grant university by providing access to a plethora of resources in varying disciplines. We strive to share information and knowledge regardless of geographic, institutional, or financial barriers, through our growing open data and…

Heard Libraries, Vanderbilt University

Location Description Academic library, research university: this practicum will engage multiple library venues (digital scholarship and scholarly communications, liaisons and outreach), but will be based in the Divinity Library at Vanderbilt University (which is connected to our Central Library, the largest branch). Practicum Work Mode On site Semesters or Time…

University Libraries, UT Knoxville

Location Description The John C. Hodges Library on the UT campus is a bustling library serving over 28,000 students and 1,700 faculty. Most of the practicum hours will be on-site at Hodges Library, in an office area where 10 librarians and library staff also work. Students will be supervised by…

Virginia Tech University Libraries

Location Description “The University Libraries play an essential role in furthering Virginia Tech’s mission as a global land-grant university by providing access to a plethora of resources in varying disciplines. We strive to share information and knowledge regardless of geographic, institutional, or financial barriers, through our growing open data and…

Vanderbilt University Libraries – Special Collections & University Archives

Location Description The Special Collections and University Archives Library is part of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries System. The mission of the Special Collections Library is to collect, preserve, and provide access to Vanderbilt University’s impressive collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia, and institutional archives. Special Collections supplies…

Historical Center of York County

Location Description The Historical Center of York County was originally opened in 1989 to serve as the County’s archival repository, and now collects, preserve, interpret, and maintain information of historical importance to the Piedmont areas of the Carolinas under the Culture & Heritage Museums. Practicum Work Mode On site Semesters…