Virtual Internship, Pictoscope LLC
posted August 6, 2013 2:50 PM
LIBRARY INFO SCIENCE ONLINE INTERNSHIP: FALL 2013/Spring 2014
Pictoscope LLC is currently seeking MLS & MLIS students for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 virtual internship opportunities.
Graduate student interns will work remotely with Pictoscope project coordinators to assist in the initial development of Pictoscope's online database research products. The Pictoscope internship presents students with a unique opportunity to help build, test and shape tomorrow's information resources today. Work will consist of identifying, organizing and tagging online visual information items, creating high-quality metadata descriptions and project records that will serve to instantly improve user access to a wide variety of online materials in the Humanities, Social Sciences and History of Science subject areas.
Education - Must be an enrolled MLS/MLIS graduate student with proof of current GPA above 3.0. Knowledge of a foreign language, especially French, German, Italian, Spanish and Latin is very desirable but not required.
Experience - Must have experience with Microsoft Office environment. Firm understanding of online database search functionalities is also preferred.
Goals - To provide students with an online collection development internship experience that prepares them for work in today's complex research environment. Students will educate themselves on existing open access applications, collections and research materials while gaining important skills and a better understanding of metadata standards, relational database functionality and online tools that serve to improve access to students and researchers around the world.
Minimum Commitment: 15 hours/week for approximately 3 months. This may vary for students seeking class credit.
All development internships are unpaid, unless the intern secures their own outside funding. We welcome university students seeking credit.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and proof of recent GPA above 3.0 to Pictoscope Development Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1, 2013 to be considered for our Fall 2013 Internship.