Students in the School of Information will have a number of opportunities to pursue internships to get hands on experience with professionals in the field of study they choose to pursue. See below for more information.
Graduates of the USF School of Information (USF SI) will begin their professional careers in many different types of libraries and information agencies. The diversity of their appointments cannot be addressed individually in the SI curriculum, which stresses a broad and integrated approach to preparation for professional employment and leadership in a variety of libraries and information agencies. Fieldwork provides students an opportunity to pursue an interest in a specific type of library or information center within the provisions of the curriculum. Students learn how the education provided within the theoretical framework of graduate study can be applied to specific situations such as special, academic, or public libraries as well as information agencies or information centers within large organizations.
Our fieldwork is in line with the Association for Library and Information Science Education’s (ALISE) Guidelines for Practices and Principles in the Design, Operation and Evaluation of Student Field Experiences. Supervised fieldwork opportunities approved for the library and information science program must primarily have an educational focus that distinguishes them from routine employment.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Preempt threats and further US national security objectives by collecting intelligence that matters, producing objective all-source analysis, conducting effective covert action as directed by the President, and safeguarding the secrets that help keep our Nation safe.
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
DIA is first in all-source defense intelligence to prevent strategic surprise and deliver a decision advantage to warfighters, defense planners, and policymakers. We deploy globally alongside warfighters and interagency partners to defend America's national security interests.
National Security Agency (NSA)
The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) leads the U.S. Government in cryptology that encompasses both Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Information Assurance (IA) products and services, and enables Computer Network Operations (CNO) in order to gain a decision advantage for the Nation and our allies under all circumstances.
Department of State
Create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The mission of the FBI as a threat-based and intelligence-driven national security and law enforcement organization is to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
The vision of homeland security is to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
The Director of National Intelligance serves as the head of the U.S. Intelligence Community, overseeing and directing the implementation of the National Intelligence Program and acting as the principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters related to national security. The Office of the DNI's goal is to effectively integrate foreign, military and domestic intelligence in defense of the homeland and of United States interests abroad.