Law Library: News & Events: New Summer Internship Opportunities

Law Library: News & Events: New Summer Internship Opportunities

The Law Library of Congress has two new internship opportunities this summer.  One is a paid metadata technician internship located in Washington, D.C. and the other is an unpaid metadata internship that can be done remotely. Please respond by April 22, 2016 for first consideration for either position. The Law Library will continue to accept applications through May 13, 2016.

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Paid Internship (Metadata Technician)

Job Summary:

The Law Library of Congress seeks three interns for an exciting metadata and digital asset management project. The project will provide open access to the opinions of the Supreme Court on the Law Library of Congress’ website with searching and browsing capabilities.  Interns will:

  • create descriptive metadata for digitized materials according to library standards,
  • perform first-level review and quality assurance of metadata created by volunteers and interns, and
  • assist the project manager with tracking and project management tasks.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Familiarity with library science, information science, US history, metadata standards, and controlled vocabulary is preferred, but all higher education students are welcome to apply.

Interns must be able to work:

  • onsite at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC
  • full-time (40 hours per week)
  • during the summer (10-12 consecutive weeks, between May 16 and August 19).

Pay is $16.90/hour. Paid interns accrue sick leave and annual leave, and are eligible to apply for transit benefits.

How to apply:

Please send a résumé and cover letter addressing your experience and availability over the summer to drd@loc.gov. Please include “Paid Internship” in the subject line.

 


Remote Metadata Internship

Job Summary:

The Law Library of Congress seeks interns for an exciting digital project. The project will provide open access to the opinions of the Supreme Court on the Law Library of Congress’ website with searching and browsing capabilities.  Interns will work remotely, reading Supreme Court cases and assigning keywords and subject terms to the cases they read. Interns will be unpaid, but may use this position for course credit, if applicable to their school’s requirements.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Interns must have reliable Internet access, an email address they regularly check, Microsoft Excel, and a PDF viewer. The ideal candidate will work online for at least 20 hours per week for 8-10 weeks or more this summer. Familiarity with US history, case law, and assigning terms from a controlled vocabulary is preferred, but all higher education students are welcome to apply.

U.S. and foreign students working toward advanced degrees in law or a related discipline may apply for an internship at the Law Library of Congress. Interns will be provided opportunities to perform independent projects or research (normally leading to an end-of-internship written product) under the general direction of a Law Library manager or staff member. Academic credit may be awarded if prearranged with the sponsoring academic institution.

How to apply:

Please send a résumé and cover letter addressing your experience and availability over the summer to drd@loc.gov no later than May 13, 2016. Interns will be accepted and able to start on a rolling basis, so apply today!

Source: Congress
Law Library: News & Events: New Summer Internship Opportunities

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