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Job Title:
Library Research Intern (Masters Library Science Students)
Job ID:
12458871
Job Function:
Intern
Full/Part Time:
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
Job Category:
Research
Location:
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Policy, Res & Interntnl Affair
City:
Washington
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Policy, Research and International Affairs (PRI) serves AARP by leading the development and articulation of AARP’s public policies, research and insights on the 50+ and issues that matter to them, importing best global practices, and strengthening AARP's reputation for world class expertise and thought leadership.

 

 



Summary Statement

We’re millions of members strong – with more joining us every day – the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization” around, according to Fortune magazine.  In fact, our commitment and collective strength enables us to serve and support a broad and diverse membership as well as embrace our own workplace diversity.  Here’s your chance to take action in Washington, DC and throughout the US!

Policy, Research and International Affairs (PRI) serves AARP by leading the development and articulation of AARP’s public policies, research and insights on the 50+ and issues that matter to them, importing best global practices, and strengthening AARP's reputation for world class expertise and thought leadership.



Responsibilities

The intern will support a dynamic AARP Library staff in a variety of research tasks, including monitoring the Library’s internal communication channels, answering selected research information requests, library administration, assisting with library marketing strategy and events, assisting with special projects, such as collection management, assisting in the planning and presentation of library orientations and other duties as assigned. 
 

The position allows an intern to acquire hands-on experience with an active library team and will provide much needed support to the Research Center and AARP.  The intern will have an opportunity to hone their skills working for the largest social welfare organization in the country. 

 

An intern coordinator will be responsible for providing guidance and workflow management to the intern and he or she will also have access to a mentor and to the AARP Library Director. The position will directly impact the ability of the Research Center to support AARP’s social mission.

 

The Intern will allow the library to accomplish goals that would be harder to accomplish without the assistance of the intern – specifically small research requests, obtaining materials from external libraries and developing a variety of ready reference materials in electronic and traditional formats for clients.  These tasks are critical and their successful completion will add value to the Research Center’s ability to leverage knowledge.


The ideal intern is working towards a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. Must possess excellent research techniques.  General knowledge of library research databases is critical.  Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team.  Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems creatively and independently.  It is very important that you have the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and shift priorities as directed.  Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite are required. Excellent oral and written communication skills and keen attention to details are also required and you must demonstrate a commitment to providing outstanding customer service.



Requirements

Intern must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, pursuing a master’s degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.” AARP also considers non-traditional interns who are looking to re-enter the workforce or change careers.  This may include those who have previously graduated college and are now enrolled in a continuing education program. 

To Apply for this Opportunity

  1. Complete the online application and submit a current resume in response to the specific posted job;

  2. Attach a copy of your transcript detailing the number of accumulated credits and your current GPA (a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required);

  3. Be prepared to submit two letters of recommendation; which can be from a college or university professor or a manager who is familiar with your work (please note that we cannot complete the hiring process without these recommendations ;)

  4. Be prepared to submit writing samples, if required for the position.

Instructions for Uploading Your Documents

  1. Attach your resume as part of the online application.

  2. Click the SUBMIT button at the end of the application;

  3. Select View Submitted Application

  4. Select the MY ACTIVITIES

  5. Select “Add Attachment” under the section labeled COVER LETTERS & ATTACHMENTS

  6. Select the Attachment Type and list the Attachment Title

  7. Select Upload your document

  8. Select Save

  9. If uploading multiple documents, repeat steps 5-8

 



Benefits Offered

Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.



Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.  AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.



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