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MLIS Internship - New Knowledge Organization Ltd.

Posted on August 14, 2017

Description

New Knowledge Organization Ltd. is seeking a MLIS or equivalent student for a fall 2017 to spring 2018 paid internship. The intern will serve NewKnowledge as the team’s information specialist, with a focus on data management and library research. This position is similar to those of an academic librarian, but embedded in social science research, along with managing institutional information repositories. The intern will work closely with the NewKnowledge team on research and evaluation projects, and also independently on internal projects. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in studying informal education and writing scholarly articles.

Responsibilities

Daily activities and long-term tasks may include:

The intern will also be responsible for a special project of mutual choice, which may include:

The MLIS intern is also expected to help program staff as needed. This may include: data entry and analysis, managing communications with project participants, proofreading, drafting literature reviews or reports, transcribing audio recordings, and managing website updates.

Qualifications

• Be a current MLIS student or recent graduate of a MLIS program; • Have excellent organizational and time management skills; and • Have excellent search skills using electronic sources, with focus on academic databases and open access sources such as data.gov. A strong understanding of electronic records and information management is needed for this position.

Optional: We recommend that students applying have completed courses in Information Sources and Service (i.e., advanced training in searching scholarly databases and other reference sources), as well as Records Management (i.e., training in contemporary approaches to records and information lifecycles) prior to this internship. Alternatively, candidates may be enrolled in these courses at the time of the internship.

Compensation

$18/hour

Location

13 East 37th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016

URL

www.newknowledge.org

To Apply

Email your résumé and a cover letter to Kate Flinner, kflinner@newknowledge.org and Laura Tietjen, ltietjen@newknowledge.org