Approximate Date of Posting: Originally December 5, 2016, Reposted via SLA’s Open Forum Digest March 3, 2017- Reposted on Indeed April 7, 2017
Position: Library Intern
Location: Washington, D.C.
Company/Organization AARP Business Unit:Policy, Res & Interntnl Affair
Time Frame: June 5 – August 8
The intern will support a dynamic AARP Library staff in a variety of research tasks, including monitoring the Library’s internal communication channels, answering selected research information requests, library administration, assisting with library marketing strategy and events, assisting with special projects, such as collection management, assisting in the planning and presentation of library orientations and other duties as assigned.
The position allows an intern to acquire hands-on experience with an active library team and will provide much needed support to the Research Center and AARP. The intern will have an opportunity to hone their skills working for the largest social welfare organization in the country.
An intern coordinator will be responsible for providing guidance and workflow management to the intern and he or she will also have access to a mentor and to the AARP Library Director. The position will directly impact the ability of the Research Center to support AARP’s social mission.
The Intern will allow the library to accomplish goals that would be harder to accomplish without the assistance of the intern – specifically small research requests, obtaining materials from external libraries and developing a variety of ready reference materials in electronic and traditional formats for clients. These tasks are critical and their successful completion will add value to the Research Center’s ability to leverage knowledge.
The ideal intern is working towards a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. Must possess excellent research techniques. General knowledge of library research databases is critical. Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team. Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems creatively and independently. It is very important that you have the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and shift priorities as directed. Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite are required. Excellent oral and written communication skills and keen attention to details are also required and you must demonstrate a commitment to providing outstanding customer service.
Website: Intern II – Library (Summer)