Library Science Intern, Everyday Democracy, East Hartford CT

Everyday Democracy is seeking a library science graduate student in fall 2013 to help us archive historical information and resources, and organize our physical and online library system.

 

The library science intern will report to the Organizational Effectiveness and Learning Officer, assisting her in the archiving project and library system update. Working in a flexible and creative nonprofit environment, the intern will have opportunities to sharpen his or her skills in cataloging and organizing information, research and writing.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Creating an inventory of our historical resources
  • Creating accessible online and print collections of these resources
  • Designing a system for maintaining our archival system
  • Researching libraries and centers that can house some of our seminal documents and records on topics ranging from the nuclear freeze movement to deliberative democracy
  • Organizing our online and physical library system
  • Providing assistance on our SharePoint document library

 

COMMITMENT:

Time commitment is 10-15 hours per week for one or two semesters. Working hours are flexible but the work must be completed between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays, at our East Hartford office. This is a paid internship opportunity. The applicant should have an interest in supporting a nonprofit that works with communities around the country to bring people together to talk and work together for positive equitable change on a range of public issues.

 

TALENTS/SKILLS DESIRED:

  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Organized, creative thinker and team player
  • An open mind and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects
  • Ability to learn programs and processes quickly
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs; knowledge in ACCESS a plus
  • Knowledge of online library systems and Sharepoint is a plus

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications will be accepted through September 18. To apply, please email the following documents to Carrie Boron, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning Officer, at cboron@everyday-democracy.org with "Library Science Internship" in the subject line.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in this opportunity and what skills you would bring

 

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