National Geographic Society-summer library intern

Approximate Date of Posting: March 8, 2017

Position: Library Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Company/Organization National Geographic

Schedule/Hours: Part-Time 28 hours per week 

Time Frame:   June 5, 2017 – August 11, 2017

Compensation Paid

Source: National Geographic Society


The intern for the National Geographic Library will gain valuable work experience, see how a small, non-profit special library operates, and participate behind the scenes at one of the world’s most respected and recognized organizations. The NG Library serves the staff at National Geographic, and maintains book, periodical, map, and electronic resource collections.

Five Principal Learning Responsibilities 

  • Learn how to plan and implement the upgrade / redesign of a library website (40%)
  • Assist in curating digital resources and enhancing digital collections (20%)
  • Gain exposure to collection management and development in a special library setting (15%)
  • Hone research and reference skills on topics related to National Geographic, its history, and its interests (15%)
  • Create training or marketing materials and programming for library outreach (10%)Related Field of Study Required 

    Applicant should be currently pursuing an MLS or related graduate level work in library science, knowledge management, archival processing/cataloging, archival management or related field.

    Knowledge and Skills Required 

  • Strong attention to detail along with excellent communication, organizational and computer skills.
  • Familiarity with digital libraries / digital collections, Springshare Libguides, library ILS systems, database searching, HTML, MARC cataloging, Camtasia software
  • Enthusiasm and an interest in the Society’s mission, products, and events


Candidate must be enrolled at an accredited College or University at the time of application.


Deadline:  Deadline to apply is April 21, 2017


Offers will go out no later than May 12, 2017


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