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Paid Internship at Federal Reserve! – Location Washington, D.C. Application Deadline May 15, 2017.

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The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is offering a paid summer internship for graduate level library or information science students. The Research Library offers a full array of desktop and customized library services to staff members at the Board and assists in data intensive and web-dependent Board Research.

The Research Library intern will help improve library services to the Board research and professional community. The intern will work on several of the following projects that represent a good mix of back-end/maintenance and front-end/public-facing tasks:

*       Bibliographic maintenance – Assist in evaluating and replacing URLs for Gift & Exchange resources in the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS). In addition, should the intern’s course work and knowledge be sufficient, the intern will work in the ILS to enhance brief bibliographic serial records that were automatically loaded into the ILS.
*       Data – Work on one or several projects related to the library’s data initiative: creating marketing materials to promote new data mapping tools; compiling a list of critically important data vendors; and working with the library’s subject taxonomy and authority information to populate a SharePoint list.
*       Current Awareness – the intern will explore ways to improve and enhance the Library’s SharePoint-based Bank and Broker Newsletter service.

The internship is located in Washington, D.C. and lasts ten to twelve weeks and is full time (40 hours per week during working hours). Students enrolled in a Master’s degree program in library or information science at an ALA-accredited institution are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a knowledge of and interest in technology, metadata, and business research. Knowledge of economics, banking, finance, or business topics is highly desirable.


Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts to DEADLINE May 15, 2017.  Interviews are conducted by telephone and selections are based solely on academic records and references.

For more information or to obtain a FRB employment application, visit our website at
The Federal Reserve Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to foster a diverse work environment.

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DOJ [Department of Justice] Summer Internships. Deadline – Friday, April 14th

From the Federal Librarians Discussion List

The Department of Justice Libraries offer ongoing unpaid internships in Washington, D.C. to library science graduate students interested in gaining work experience in a federal law library setting. Practicum opportunities are available for those withan interest in reference, research and web design as well as digitization and technical services. No law degree or legal experience necessary.

Sample activities include:

* Gain research skills working on real-world questions.

* Help develop and maintain intranet pages and research guides for the DOJ Virtual Library.

* Create intranet finding aids for un-cataloged library collections such as Attorney General Memoranda or Legislative files. Create e-legislative histories of statutes enforced by DOJ.

* Assist in implementing an electronic discovery service, integrating it with DOJ databases.

* Digitize important paper collections, increasing accessibility to DOJ researchers, including those with disabilities.

We are looking for motivated, self-starting library school graduate students able to work at least eight hours a week. Successful applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and enrolled in a degree program. We will assist a student in obtaining academic credit.

To apply, please email resume and references to and application deadline for Summer 2017 is Friday, April 14th. No phone calls please. Thank you.

The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin,politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physicaland mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit withinthe Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations onrequests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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2017 paid summer internship opportunities at National Geographic Society Library & Archives. Deadline – April 21, 2017

From SLA Connect

Are you looking for a paid summer internship? Consider the National Geographic Society, where you can gain valuable work experience, learn how a small, non-profit special library & archives operates, and get a look behind the scenes at one of the world’s most respected and recognized organizations.

National Geographic Society has three summer internships in the library/ archives field. Each internship runs from June 5 to August 10, 2017, for 28 hours per week. This is a paid internship. Deadline to apply is April 21, 2017. Read more about these opportunities below and apply online:

Archives Intern

Library Intern

Film and Media Archive Intern

Location is Washington, DC. Contact or with questions.

The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization committed to exploring and protecting our planet. We fund hundreds of research and conservation projects around the world each year and inspire new generations through our education initiatives and resources. For more information, visit nationalgeographic

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