Approximate Date of Posting: May 2, 2017
Position: Library & Information Sciences
Company/Organization Jet Propulsion Lab
We have an exciting part-time internship opportunity for a student studying Information Science, Library Science or related discipline to intern on our NASA Entry, Descent and Landing Repository group. This group is responsible for the long-term preservation archive to support current and future NASA Entry, Descent, and Landing missions
Schedule/Hours: 20 hours/week
Time Frame: Year-round
Compensation Participants receive a weekly stipend.
Housing and travel allowances are provided only to program participants residing outside the 50-mile radius of JPL
Program participants have access to JPL parking facilities for no charge. Public transportation options are also available.
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- Assist in curating, organizing, and archiving technical material from flight and non-flight missions for the NASA’s Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDLR). Material will be archived into the open-source tool, EPrints ( http://www.eprints.org ), for long-term storage and retrieval. A variety of material will be handled: reports, reviews, images, video, flight data, and simulated atmospheric models
- Have regular tasks that involve preparing technical material for archiving, including digitizing, developing metadata, classifying content by subject, reviewing content for access restrictions, consulting with technical experts
- Work with engineers from JPL and other NASA centers to locate technical material relevant to the EDLR
- Adhere to OIA and ISO archive standards and comply with NASA IT security requirements for sensitive material.
- Be a graduate intern and will report to the Group Supervisor of the Science Data Management Systems, with coordinating support from the Library, Archives & Records Section Manager
- Be provided with hands-on work experience in the application of conceptual and theoretic curriculum within Information Science.
- Must have a Bachelors degree and be currently enrolled in (or accepted into) a graduate degree program in Information Science, Library Science or related discipline.
- Must be able to work half-time (20 hours/week)
- Minimum GPA 3.0.
- Apply information science principles to design and improvements for information storage, access and reuse
- Have experience or knowledge about metadata creation, including an understanding of Dublin Core metadata, and basic cataloging principles, including subject analysis.
- Proficient with basic computer office software (word processing, spreadsheets) and familiarity with operating computers
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.
- Comfortable with reading and analyzing technical documents.
- Experience or knowledge about digital repositories, and/or textual databases.
- Undergraduate degree or significant experience in a Science, Technology, or Engineering discipline.