Approximate date of posting June 14, 2019
Position: RAD Research, Archives & Data Strategy (RAD) team
Eligibility current undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates.
Our best internship candidates understand the value of well-curated metadata and information science, and are conversant with data visualization. You should be good at managing your time and deadlines, communicating effectively, and crafting accurate work – be it on your own, with our team or with other NPR colleagues.
Company/Organization NPR PR’s Research, Archives & Data Strategy (RAD) team partners with all programs and divisions to address a wide spectrum of information needs and to maintain NPR’s complete audio archives. As part of our continuing cutting-edge digital product development work, we are recruiting an intern to contribute to our current and future data standardization and discovery objectives. Our intern will gain an in-depth understanding of the uses of metadata in a unique setting.
Time Frame September 9 – December 13
Compensation: $12.50 per hour
Description:Working under the supervision of RAD team members, our Data Strategy Intern will:
- Increase discoverability of audio, video and music content through metadata enhancement and standardization of data
- Contribute to the improvement of other data-oriented workflows or initiatives
- Once familiar with our data, propose data visualization techniques and best practices
- Propose, evaluate and test new features and bug repairs for our RAD databases
- Participate in scrum activities by providing daily team updates and presenting progress to stakeholders
- Document best practices and lessons learned through this work
Please include a cover letter along with your resume for full consideration
- We prize good storytelling and want to learn more about you, so tell us in your cover letter and resume about your:
- Familiarity with XML and other metadata schemas
- Experience with creating and standardizing metadata for databases
- Experience telling stories enhanced with data graphics
- Ability to balance attention to detail and accuracy with an understanding of “the big picture”
- Experience establishing priorities among competing demands
If you have formal education in information science and/or knowledge of digital audiovisual file formats, be sure to tell us more about them too.
Deadline: July 12, 2019 at 5pm ET