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Internship Opportunity – US EPA Library

Currently recruiting for a new intern at the US EPA Library in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Information Science Internship at
US Environmental Protection Agency Library,

Research Triangle Park, NC

fall 2016

Since 1974, the School of Information and Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill has provided library services to the Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park, with students gaining invaluable experience through the internship program. Former EPA interns can be found in all areas of the library world, and many have gone on to become leaders in libraries and the information industry. The internship celebrated its 40th Anniversary in April 2015 and was the subject of a June 2015 article in American Libraries.
In RTP, at the EPA’s largest research facility, investigators focus on air pollution and its effects on human health and the ecosystem. The Library’s collections and services provide exposure to and experience with a wide range of materials, including biomedical, toxicological, and chemical information; engineering literature; government documents; and basic management and computer information.
This is a new internship at the EPA-RTP Library for LIS or IS graduate students interested in science information, data management, research metrics and library technology. This intern will work on projects across all library departments. Possible projects areas may include bibliometric analysis, data visualization, scientific data management, EndNote, ILLiad, SharePoint and the library’s intranet site.
The following skills/interests are preferred: HTML and web design skills, MS Access development experience, knowledge of at least one object oriented programming language (Java, Python, C++), systems experience with ILLiad, discovery tools, and integrated library systems.

Hours: Interns work 20 hours per week Monday – Friday, during the hours of  8 am – 5 pm. Hours are scheduled around classes. A commitment through May 2017 is expected.
Compensation: Salary is $17.34 per hour.  Healthcare benefits, generous annual and sick leave, 10 federal holidays, and tuition reimbursement benefits are available to students who qualify and are approved.
Requirements: Interns must be enrolled in graduate course work in library and information science for at least nine credit hours per semester during the regular academic year and cannot hold other graduate assistantships concurrently.
To apply for this internship opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for two references to Susan Forbes, EPA Library Director, at forbes.susan@epa.gov  no later than Friday, September 16, 2016.