Library Intern, Political Research Associates, Somerville MA

Library Intern, Political Research Associates, Somerville, MA
Unpaid, minimum 10 hrs/wk

Political Research Associates (PRA), a social justice think tank that studies the U.S. Right, is seeking a Library Intern to provide support with our in-house library and archives and creation of an online catalog.

PRA's in-house library has a unique classification system intended to cater toward researchers who follow the right-wing and advance social justice. Created by a member of the PRA staff, the library provides one-of-a-kind field experience for a Library Sciences student. After moving our office space, the library is in need of reorganization, labeling, and structural decisions about where new books belong. We're also looking to make our library catalog available online on our new website, www.politicalresearch.org, accessible to scholars and providing a bibliography for researchers.

The thousands of items in our library include books, DVDs, tapes, recordings, pamphlets, extensive files of direct mail and clippings on a variety of organizations, and other miscellaneous items.

Applicants should be enrolled in an ALA-accredited Library Science program and have completed basic coursework in cataloging. The internship will run from mid-May until August, and the intern should be able to commit to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Please submit a cover letter and resume to internships@politicalresearch.org.

PRA is located in Somerville, MA, an easy walk from Davis Square.

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