Library Music Intern, National Public Radio, Washington DC

The NPR Library partners with all programs and divisions to address a wide spectrum of research needs including the use of music, which is a hallmark of NPR programming. The NPR Music Library provides production and reference services for NPR programs, and maintains Orpheus, NPR's music asset management system.

***Library internships at NPR are available only to information/library students and recent grads.***

Work under the supervision of NPR Librarians on a range of efforts that support business needs including:
indexing music that has been ingested into Orpheus,
assist in providing research services according to level of experience,
improving digital infrastructures and workflows through work on special projects.

In-depth knowledge of music gained through study, performance, or other experience.
Ability to balance attention to detail and accuracy with an understanding of "the big picture."
Experience handling deadline pressure and establishing priority among competing demands.
Ability to work independently or collaboratively according to the demands of a project.
Ability to establish rapport quickly and easily with colleagues and clients.
Experience managing the expectations of others: excellent communication skills in person, in writing, and on the phone.
Passion for history, music, pop culture.

Preferred Skills:
Demonstrated interest in managing digital resources, including approaches to managing metadata related to audio files.
Knowledge of digital file formats.
Content lifecycle management experience.
Familiarity with the programming languages of the web.
Experience providing reference services utilizing commercial databases, government resources, and features of the hidden web.

Please submit a cover letter discussing these qualifications for consideration.

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