This internship will provide 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.
The intern will support the 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.
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.
To Apply for this Opportunity
Submit a current resume indicating preferred work location (We’re in all 50 states and U.S. territories)
A writing sample (Please attach to this application)
A cover letter detailing the areas of Interest to you at AARP.
Two letters of recommendation from a college or university professor/instructor and a manager who is familiar with your work
An official copy of a current semester transcript detailing number of accumulated credits and current GPA (minimum GPA of 3.0)
Recruiter: Angela Hurley
Instructions for Uploading Your Cover Letter and Writing Sample
Adding Cover Letter and Writing Sample at Time of Application Submission
a. Complete the on-line application by clicking the Submit button at the end of the application
b. Click the My Career Tools link at the top of the “My Applications” screen
c. Scroll down to the Cover Letters and Attachments section
d. Click Add Attachment
e. Upload each document separately
Adding Cover Letter and Writing Samples Any Other Time
a. Access the AARP.org Careers web site
b. Log in with the user name/password used to apply for the internship
c. Click the My Career Tools link on the top right of the screen
d. Scroll down to the Cover Letters and Attachments section
e. Click Add Attachment
f. Upload each document separately