Summer internship opportunity at the NIH Library!
On Monday, March 27, 2017, there will be an announcement on USAJOBS for two summer intern positions. One as a digitization specialist and the other as a 3D printing and modeling assistant, both at the NIH Library in Bethesda. These positions are part of the Pathways initiative, a program that provides students with opportunities to explore Federal careers while being paid for the work performed. If you are interested, prepare to act quickly as there is a cap on the number of applications that can apply to any NIH vacancy for this program.
Candidates for the digitization position may be high school seniors, college student in IT or information track, or in graduate library school. Candidates should have demonstrated proficiency in Excel, attention to detail, and able to review metadata for accuracy. Duties will include reviewing content for potential digitization, processing shipping of materials to digitization location, reviewing metadata for existing digitized materials, coordinating shipping and return of materials, and adding links to library holdings.
Candidates for the 3D printing position may be high school seniors, college student in IT or information track, or in graduate library school. Candidates should have strong oral communication skills and an aptitude for technical work. The position would involve providing consultations to patrons and providing assistance with 3D printing and modeling projects. Ideal candidate will be interested in building technical skills in a research library setting.
This position is being offered at the GS-5-7-9 levels. The position will be filled at one of these levels, depending upon qualifications.
- Potential candidates will apply on the USAJOBS website. The announcement opens midnight on Monday, March 27 and closes Friday, March 31 or at 11:59pm on the day the 400th application is submitted
- Full-time or part-time (32 hours per pay period) positions available
- April 24th is the earliest start date
- Salary is dependent on the applicant’s experience and skills. Benefits include vacation and sick days https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2017/DCB.pdf
James King, MLS, FSLA