Shire Library & Information Services Intern

Approximate Date of Posting: January 23, 2017

Position: Library & Information Services Intern (Biotechnology/Pharmaceuticals)

Location: Lexington, Massachusetts

Company/Organization Shire

Schedule/Hours: Full Time

Time Frame:  May 22nd or June 5th through at least the beginning of August

Compensation: To Be Determined

Source: Kelley Career Network


*You will be asked to confirm that you will be enrolled full time in your degree program after the summer internship ends

Librarians and information specialists play a key role in the acquisition and distribution of knowledge resources within the pharmaceutical industry. This internship will offer an introduction to the diverse opportunities available to the research librarian within pharma and biotech. The internship will include mentored rotations in each of the following six competencies:

  • Providing customized literature searches as requested by Shire personnel
  • Identification and analysis of various biomedical information resources
  • Document retrieval
  • Training and customer service
  • Application of rules and regulations regarding copyright
  • Vendor management

The intern will be will be asked to demonstrate competency in each of the rotations by completing various projects that will include presentations, posters, simple literature searches, etc.

Required Skills:

  • Student in accredited Library and Information Sciences program
  • Familiarity with searching open-access biomedical resources such as PubMed,, and TOXNET
  • Completion of Basic Reference course within the MLS/MLIS program
  • Bachelor degree in the life sciences or biomedical field preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in biotechnology, medicine, and/or healthcare; an intellectual curiosity regarding rare diseases
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Shire
  • MS Office, including Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Prior use of MS Visio and MS SharePoint preferred
  • Experience navigating digital libraries preferred

Application Instructions:

You can view/apply for our other internships via the following link OR apply for this position specifically by sending your resume to: with a subject line of “LIBRARY SCIENCES INTERN APPLICATION”



Deadline: Unspecified


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