2019 Summer Digital Libraries and Museum Discovery Services Internship

Approximate date of posting  November 30, 2018

Position:50th Anniversary Internships

Eligibility UnderGraduate Level Students currently enrolled, or those who have graduated in the past six months.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Company/Organization  Smithsonian The Smithsonian Libraries’ successful internship program currently provides students in library and information science and other disciplines, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work side by side with expert Smithsonian Libraries and Smithsonian staff to acquire the latest skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience needed for today’s information and cultural heritage marketplace. In honor of the Libraries’ 50th Anniversary, a new paid internship program was created and will begin in Summer 2019. Interns in this program will be a mix of education levels, allowing the Libraries to nurture a passion for information services and museum libraries in a variety of age groups.

Schedule/Hours  full-time

Time Frame. eight weeks Internships typically begin in early June, though exact dates are flexible, depending on project and supervisor.

Compensation: (stipend: $500/week)

Source: https://library.si.edu/50thAnniversaryInternships

Description:

  1. Discovery Services – Digital Presence and Footprint
    Location: Discovery Services, Smithsonian Libraries, Washington, DC.

The ideal candidate would be an undergraduate student with a demonstrated interest, classes, and/or experience in: Communications, Digital Marketing/Strategies, Library and Information Science.

Discovery Services is the office within the Libraries that acquires new library materials, describes them for our library catalog and other systems, and shares these materials with our patrons and the world. Through this project, an intern will review the external web presence, intranet (Sharepoint) page and related documentation for Discovery Services. The intern will review information and messaging related to staff pages and organization, department summaries, and service descriptions, both on the Libraries webpage (library.si.edu) and the internal Sharepoint page. He/she will evaluate Discovery Services content and audience, research the ways similar groups present information and make recommendations for improvements and changes. The intern will also review the organization of Discovery Services documents, procedures and policies.

Through this project, an intern will learn how to review, critique and enhance a digital presence for a unit that is part of a much larger, extensive organization. The intern will compare the office’s digital storefront to peer groups (and learn how to identify peer groups) and extrapolate approaches and methods applicable to the Discovery Services Division. The intern will work with a variety of content types and communication platforms. This is a great opportunity for an undergraduate to learn the inner workings of a library, particularly the areas of technical services.

Supporting Access to Zoological Literature: Article Definition in the Biodiversity Heritage Library
Location: Digital Programs and Initiatives, Smithsonian Libraries, Washington DC

The ideal candidate would be an undergraduate student with coursework in zoology and/or demonstrated interest in working for a Zoo or in a related field. Some familiarity with Excel is preferred.

This intern will help make important zoological literature, digitized from the Smithsonian Libraries collections, more accessible to researchers around the world. Specifically, the intern will work to ‘segment’ digitized journals into their component articles by creating new access points on the Biodiversity Heritage Library’s digital library platform.

The intern will create article-level metadata for these publications under the guidance of the National Zoological Park Librarian and then define these articles within the Biodiversity Heritage Library under the guidance of the Digital Collections Librarian. The intern will create blog posts and social media content, highlighting both this work and the collections themselves.

Through this project, the intern will learn about the principles of information science and information discovery/access, the concept of name authorities, and the complexities around digital libraries and metadata. An intern with a focus on the zoological sciences would hone vital research skills for a career in biological research, while gaining exposure to the utility of librarian-researcher partnerships. An intern focused on a career in the library sciences, would learn about science librarianship and digital librarianship on a more granular level, with real-world examples of user-centered practice.

How to Apply: All applications must be submitted through the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment system: https://solaa.si.edu . Applicants should be sure to choose “Smithsonian Institution Libraries” as the unit, “Smithsonian Libraries 50th Anniversary Internship Program” as the program, and then select the two projects that most interest them.

POC: Further inquiries about Smithsonian Libraries Internships should be directed to:
Erin Clements Rushing (rushinge@si.edu)
Or: https://library.si.edu/about/internships-and-fellowships

Deadline: January 18th, 2019.

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2019 Summer-Art, Preservation or Special Collections Library/Museum Internship -D.C.

Approximate date of posting  November 30, 2018

Position:50th Anniversary Internships

Eligibility Graduate Level Students currently enrolled, or those who have graduated in the past six months.

Location: Washington, D.C. or Landover, Maryland (Depending on Project)

Company/Organization  Smitsonian The Smithsonian Libraries’ successful internship program currently provides students in library and information science and other disciplines, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work side by side with expert Smithsonian Libraries and Smithsonian staff to acquire the latest skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience needed for today’s information and cultural heritage marketplace. In honor of the Libraries’ 50th Anniversary, a new paid internship program was created and will begin in Summer 2019. Interns in this program will be a mix of education levels, allowing the Libraries to nurture a passion for information services and museum libraries in a variety of age groups.

Schedule/Hours  full-time

Time Frame. eight weeks Internships typically begin in early June, though exact dates are flexible, depending on project and supervisor.

Compensation: (stipend: $550/week

Source: https://library.si.edu/50thAnniversaryInternships

Description:

  1. Researching Art Ephemera Legacy Collections
    Location: American Art/Portrait Gallery Library, Washington DC

The internship is available for graduate students enrolled or recently graduated from a degree program in library science, archives track, or art history. Intern should have good organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy. Interns should have knowledge of library research methods. Interest in solving mysteries a plus!

From its inception, the American Art & Portrait Gallery (AAPG) Library has collected ephemera from donors, curators, and other departments from within the Smithsonian to support American Art research. The intern will help process some of these legacy collections into the AAPG Art and Artist File Collections. Processing will include intensive art historical research to determine whether the materials are appropriate for our collection and keep detailed statistics. Additionally, the intern will consider archival and library best practices when adding new materials including removal of corrosive materials and housing. This will allow important hidden materials to be organized and accessible.

Through this opportunity, the student will learn collection analysis techniques for a fine arts museum library and will have the opportunity to expand knowledge of the core research materials related to artists, movements, history, and theory. The intern will learn more about higher degrees of art historical research through researching the materials.

  1. Preservation Services: Mold remediation and re-binding
    Location: Smithsonian Libraries Book Conservation Lab, Landover, MD

This project would be ideal for a graduate student in the field of book or paper conservation with a particular interest in caring for collections in need, or that may be threatened, throughout the world.

In 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the US Virgin Islands (USVI), causing flooding in the USVI Legislative Archive in St. John, among damage in other locations. Eighteen volumes of the proceedings of the USVI Legislator, the Journals, were badly damaged by water immersion and subsequent mold growth. The Journals are hand-written records dating from 1909-1954. The Smithsonian Libraries has been entrusted to repair these materials.

The proposed internship would first involve assisting in mold remediation of the eight untreated volumes of legislative materials. The intern will assist full documentation of the books in their current condition, separating pages that are stuck together and vacuuming the records with a HEPA-filter vacuum in a fume hood to remove the dormant spores. The next part of the internship project would be the re-binding all 18 volumes of legislative records. The intern will gain experience removing damaged book boards, consolidating textblocks and spines, and creating new binding covers. This process will be a good exercise in production-style bookbinding.

There will be other aspects of the project, for example, the Journal dating from 1909 requires extensive paper repair owing to both mold and insect damage. Currently most of its pages are in shards; many of the most heavily damaged pages are written in Danish. The intern will assist a conservator with re-organizing and uniting the pieces of the pages so the text is legible, then lining the reconstructed pages with lightweight Japanese paper for stability.

The selected intern will be able to learn how recommendations and treatment decisions are based on collections currently stored in vulnerable locations. Understanding the effects of climate and environmental conditions can assist with this opportunity for studying these early 20th century ledger bindings in conjunction with best practices of storage, access, and handling.

  1. Hirshhorn Library Special Collections
    Location: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library, Washington DC

The ideal candidate will be a graduate student with an interest in art and/or library science. The candidate must be able to conduct independent research with secondary sources and write concise, original text. Some prior knowledge of 20th and 21st century art is preferred. Knowledge of multiple language(s) is useful but not required.

The intern will promote the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library’s special collections and the branch’s participation in the Smithsonian Libraries Adopt-a-Book Program (https://library.si.edu/donate/adopt-a-book). The intern will select Adopt-a-Book candidates from the Hirshhorn Library’s special collections and prepare researched and compelling written descriptions and photography of each item for inclusion in the program. The intern will also be asked to promote the Hirshhorn Library’s special collections and Adopt-a-Book program through blog and social media post. Additionally, the intern may have the opportunity to assist library staff in preparing a Collections Care and Preservation Funding grant proposal to improve the housing and maintenance of the special collection.

The student will gain experience working with special collections in a modern and contemporary art museum, developing knowledge of artists and publishing in this area of study. The student will also be introduced to concepts of collections maintenance and library fundraising techniques. The production of Adopt-a-book profiles, social media stories, and blog posts will provide an opportunity to research and write about art and library objects, and publish completed texts on the Smithsonian’s web platforms.

 

How to Apply: All applications must be submitted through the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment system: https://solaa.si.edu . Applicants should be sure to choose “Smithsonian Institution Libraries” as the unit, “Smithsonian Libraries 50th Anniversary Internship Program” as the program, and then select the two projects that most interest them.

POC: Further inquiries about Smithsonian Libraries Internships should be directed to:
Erin Clements Rushing (rushinge@si.edu)
Or: https://library.si.edu/about/internships-and-fellowships

Deadline: January 18th, 2019.

2019 Summer Digital Library, Databases & Systems Intern-D.C.

Approximate date of posting  November 30, 2018

Position: Kathryn Turner Diversity and Technology Internship.

Eligibility Open to United States citizens (or permanent residents) who are currently enrolled in bachelor’s level program (ideal intern will be a junior or senior) at in a relevant major at a Historically Black College or University, or students who have graduated in the past six months. * computer science or information systems with classroom experience in programming, and optionally databases.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Company/Organization  Smithsonian: National Museum of Natural History (10th Street and Constitution Ave, NW).

Schedule/Hours  full-time

Time Frame. 10-week program  Internships typically begin in early June, though exact dates are flexible, depending on project and supervisor.

Compensation: Stipend: Interns may receive up to $500 per week,

Source: https://library.si.edu/turnerinternship

Description: For Summer 2019, this internship will focus on Cross-linking Data. The intern will assist in a variety of limited-scope projects cleaning, normalizing, and matching data between the Libraries’ databases and systems including our Digital Library, the Biodiversity Heritage Library, and unique data sets related to and important to the fields of Botany and Zoology.

The intern will learn and gain experience in a production environment with all the complexities it contains. The intern will have the opportunity to learn about working in a diverse environment with legacy datasets and will also able to collaborate side by side with experienced professionals.

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted through the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment system: https://solaa.si.edu . Applicants should be sure to choose “Smithsonian Institution Libraries” as the unit, “Kathryn Turner Diversity and Technology Internship” as the program.

POC: Erin Rushing, (rushinge@si.edu)
Website: https://library.si.edu/internships-and-fellowships

Deadline: January 18th, 2019

2019 Summer Library Internship -MT

Approximate date of posting  Nov 29, 2018,

Position:  Transportation Library Internship

Eligibility Must be currently enrolled in College, University, or Tech School at the time of application. Undergraduate applicants need to be at least entering junior year or have completed at least 60 hours. If an applicant is enrolled in a Tech School (2 year program) the credit minimum is 30 credits hours. Related majors include but are not limited to: library science, library media services, informatics/information science.

Location: Helena Montana

Company/Organization  Department of Transportation Research Bureau.

Schedule/Hours Full-Time

Time Frame.

Compensation: 60-90 credit hours = $13.04
91+ credit hours = $14.42

Source: Indeed

Description: The intern will be responsible for assisting with literature searches, helping to clean up the library catalog system, copying and creating records to add to our system, assisting with the management of our interlibrary loan program, contributing to the Summer Research Newsletter, making sure MDT research products are widely available online, and assisting with daily library operations.

There may be additional intern-initiated projects, depending on the library-related interests of the intern. Daily work activities include: copy cataloging of print materials; enhancing catalog records with tables of contents and summaries; shelf-reading; checking the collection for mis-shelved items; working on research guides; identifying useful resources that may be relevant for MDT Library patrons; assisting with finding literature needed by MDT employees.

Please check out the following link to view the 2018 MDT Library Intern experience:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yP0sN7GlZs&index=3&list=PLxseor6I1x1GIQKli17N1jFAQHs-rk5-Z

How to Apply: https://mtstatejobs.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobdetail.ftl?job=18142461&tz=GMT-06:00

POC: Angela Murolo | Contact Email: amurolo@mt.gov | Contact Phone: 406-444-6345Website:

Deadline: Jan 1, 2019

2019 Winter/Spring Library & Archivist Intern-D.C

Approximate date of posting August 1, 2018

Position: Library & Archivist Intern

Eligibility Demonstrated interest in art/art history
• Strong interest in career in museum, archives or library work

Location: Washington, D.C,

Company/Organization  The Phillips Collection The 10,000 volume library contains material on artists in The Phillips Collection as well as books on various aspects of art history. The library’s primary purpose is to support the research needs of curators and other staff members as well as to serve visiting scholars and members of the public. The library actively collects books that support the research function of the library. The library’s focus is on 19th and 20th century American and European art as well as contemporary art.

The archives contains material created by museum founder Duncan Phillips; by his wife, Marjorie, who worked with him and succeeded him as director; and by various departments. The archives includes correspondence with artists, dealers, critics and others; Duncan Phillips’s extensive journals and published and unpublished articles, oral history transcripts; and curatorial exhibition records.

Schedule/Hours  unspecified

Time Frame unspecified

Compensation: 13.25 per hour

Source: https://uwslisjobs.wordpress.com/2018/08/01/washington-dc-library-archivist-intern-the-phillips-collection/

Description: The library and archives intern will work with the head librarian in a variety of research capacities, to include helping curators and the general public with reference questions and gathering materials for library-led exhibitions on Phillips history. The head librarian will introduce the intern to a wide variety of reference books and other source material that can be used by help library users. The intern will assist in updating the museum’s exhibition history, which contain exhibition pamphlets, checklists, installation photographs, correspondence and reviews. These invaluable materials document the history of exhibitions at The Phillips Collection, beginning in 1919 and continuing to the present day. Head Librarian Karen Schneider will mentor the students in a variety of ways, including supervising reading on the museum’s history and tours of the permanent collection and the Gallery 103 exhibition on the museum’s history

 

Projected Learning Outcomes:
• Gain knowledge about how an art museum library and archives functions
• Acquire experience answering reference questions posed by curators, visiting researchers, and the public

Gain insight into the museum’s exhibitions and how they have changed over time• Become conversant in topics related to Phillips Collection history

Duties:

  •  Answer basic reference questions posed by curators and visiting scholars
  •  Organize the museum’s extensive exhibition history which documents the exhibitions that have taken place at the Phillips from the 1920s to the present day
  •  Perform other duties as assigned

Website: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=f8ae008f-99ab-4241-be9d-f3450d619f5a&ccId=2537128932_3427&jobId=247806&lang=en_US&source=CC4

How to Apply: Please submit a résumé, cover letter, two letters of recommendation, FAFSA report (if eligible), and complete unofficial transcripts. If at all possible, we prefer to receive the letters of recommendation together with the rest of your materials. If a recommender insists that the letter of recommendation remain confidential, please ask him/her to send the letter to internships@phillipscollection.org with your name in the subject line and the internship(s) you are applying to in the body of the email

Deadline: Friday December 28, 2018.

2019 Summer Archives Aide-D.C.

Position: Archives Aide

Eligibility Applications will be accepted by students who are at least sixteen (16) years of age by June 30, 2019 AND currently attending a college or university.   major in U.S. history, archival science, library science or other field related to the position being filled. 

Location: D.C.

Company/Organization   Architect of the Capitol, a Legislative Branch agency of the Federal government. Serving Congress and the Supreme Court, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of the landmark buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill. The AOC staff preserves and maintains the historic buildings, monuments, art and inspirational gardens on the Capitol campus. Recognizing the trust placed in us by Congress and the American people, the AOC team is committed to providing a safe environment and inspiring experiences for all who work and visit the symbol of American democracy.

Schedule/Hours  Part-time, Temporary, Internship

Time Frame. 12 weeks summer internship

Compensation: $13.94 an hour

Source: Indeed

Description: The Archives Aide will work with the archives staff to perform basic archival accessioning, holdings maintenance, arrangement, description and preservation.

May assist with researchers and conducting research in the AOC archival collection to respond to reference requests.

May also provide general office support.

Participation in the Summer Intern Employment Program is limited to a total of three years. Candidates are eligible to participate no more than three years, collectively or consecutively, in the Summer Intern Employment Program. 

How to Apply:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517753200

Website: https://www.aoc.gov/

Deadline: 01/10/2019

2019-2021 Law Librarianship Fellowship-AZ

Approximate date of posting  November 24, 2018

Position: Adjunct/Part-Time

Eligibility lawyers seeking to become law librarians. J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (must be awarded before Fellowship begins)

Location: Tucson, AZ

Company/Organization  University of Arizona School of Information (SI)l Cracchiolo Law Library of the James E. Rogers College of Law

Schedule/Hours 

Time Frame.2 years-( While the Fellowship lasts up to two years, it is possible to graduate within one calendar year)

Compensation: Full Benefits ; $13.00 Per Hour Recipient pays tuition and surcharges of approximately $700-750 per semester, with remaining tuition and other fees waived.

Source: https://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?JobCode=176867869&utm_source=11_24_18&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=JobAgentEmail

  • Description:. Provide reference and research services to law faculty and students.
  • Assist with circulation services.
  • Work with law librarians in instructional programs for law students.

How to Apply: There are 3 separate applications that must be completed:

Application for admission to Graduate Study: see https://grad.arizona.edu/admissions

Application for admission to School of Information (iSchool): see Master of Arts in Library and Information Science at: http://si.arizona.edu/master-arts-library-and-information-science. The iSchool accepts applications twice a year. Deadlines: February 15 for fall and October 15 for spring. Application requirements include:

  • Written Statement of Introduction & Interest
  • Official Transcript from each college or university attended
  • Resume of education and work experience
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application for Fellowship, which requires:

  • Resume and Cover Letter of Interest, which must be attached electronically with online application. Cover Letter of Interest should describe interest in Law Librarianship.

POC: Cynthia Condit

cbcondit@email.arizona.edu

520-621-9314
Website: https://uacareers.com/postings/33888

Deadline: Open Until Filled: Yes

Review Begins On: 03/01/2019

2019 Winter Archives Processing Intern-CT

Approximate date of posting  November 22, 2018

Position: Archives Processing Intern

Eligibility Must be currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program pursuing a degree in library and information science, archival studies/administration, museum studies or a related field.

Location: Cos Cob, Connecticut

Company/Organization  Greenwich Historical Society

Schedule/Hours  Weekly work schedule (Monday through Friday) is flexible based on academic commitments.

Time Frame. duration of 175-180 hours Internship will begin in January 2019

Compensation: $18/hour

Source: https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2018/11/21/cos-cob-ct-paid-archives-processing-intern-greenwich-historical-society/

Description: The Archival Processing Intern will work under the direction of the Curator of Library and Archives on processing and description of one or more archival collections. This will include arranging and re-housing collection material in appropriate enclosures. The intern will perform research as necessary to create scope and content notes, develop finding aid(s) to provide intellectual access to collections and may prepare collection inventories and content lists for use by staff and researchers. Digitization (scanning) of selected collection items and application of metadata to digital images may be required. Collection information will be recorded by the intern in an ArchivesSpace database.

How to Apply: Please send resume, letter of interest and contact information for three references to Christopher Shields, Curator of Library and Archives at cshields@greenwichhistory.org.
Website: http://www.greenwichhistory.org/

Deadline: December 31, 2018

2018 Winter/Spring Archives Intern-Minnesota

Approximate date of posting November 22, 2018

 Position: Archives Intern Job Number 18LIB830JRF136

Eligibility Current enrollment in an undergraduate program or a recent May 2018 graduate.

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Company/Organization Minneapolis Central Library-Hennepin County Library

Schedule/Hours   15 hours per week

Time Frame  150 hour assignment three months, January 25 and last three months, January – March 2019,, with the possibility of extending through the end of December 2018

Compensation: $15.00 hourly

Source https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2018/11/21/minneapolis-mn-paid-library-archival-intern-hennepin-county-library/

Description:Hennepin County Library‘s Special Collections, Preservation & Digitization Department is seeking a student intern for an archival processing project. Under the direction of the department’s archivist, the intern will work on processing portions of the records of the Hennepin County Library.

The primary duties and responsibilities of this internship will include:

  • Process collection materials, including physical organization, boxing and foldering, and any necessary weeding.
  • Develop and edit finding aids.

Nice to have:  

  • Experience:
    • Processing archival collections.
    • Creating descriptive metadata.

How to Apply  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hennepin/jobs/2266394/internship-library-archival

Website: http://hennepin.jobs

Deadline: 11/26/2018