Intern II – Library and Information Services-Summer-Foster City, CA

Approximate Date of Posting: March 31, 2017

Position: Corporate Library Intern

Location: Foster City, California

Company/Organization   Gilead Sciences


Time Frame:  Start date: May 23, 2017 (10-12 weeks)

Compensation Paid

Source: Special Library Association


The Library & Information Services (L&IS) department in Medical Affairs is a global partner to all Gilead functions. L&IS team members provide literature searching and analysis, copyright guidance, as well as access, outreach and training on resources that are used by research, development, medical and commercial colleagues. This role will provide support in the curation of documents, the creation of training and help desk materials and analytical support for usage metrics/statistics.

This role will provide a Library/Information Science student with an opportunity to learn the key functions and responsibilities of a corporate information department including knowledge of and precision searching in biomedical and commercial databases, outreach and training initiatives, streamlining operations and managing competing priorities.

Essential Duties and Job Functions 

  • Curation and de-duplication of content in subject-specific electronic collections
  • Conducting analysis of usage statistics from the eLibrary site and from licensed databases.
  • Creation of brief training materials for databases
  • Creating written announcements for the eLibrary site
  • Reviewing training materials from database suppliers and recommending relevant topics for Gilead-specific training
  • Creation of help desk troubleshooting instructions in order to transition less complex technical support to IT.

The ideal candidate:

  • Indicates a strong desire to establish a career within a health related field and is prepared to display autonomy through various independent projects and assignments
  • Demonstrates initiative, attention to detail, teamwork, and professionalism in a fast-paced corporate environment
  • Exhibits proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and SharePoint
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

– Undergraduate (or LIS graduate student, if applicable) enrolled in a 4-year accredited university/college or Library/Information Science program; including enrollment in Fall Semester after internship

– Preferred: undergraduate degree in the sciences such as Biology


Deadline:  Unspecified


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