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Library and Research Intern - Grad Student (Fall)

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AARP

23d ago

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Research & Development
  • Washington, DC

AI generated summary

  • You must have a Master's in Library and Information Science, strong research skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently and as part of a team, excellent communication skills, and proficiency in library databases and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • You will synthesize research findings, conduct literature reviews, support technical services, distribute research to stakeholders, provide reference desk assistance, manage projects, explore emerging technologies, and assist with special projects and events at a leading organization.

Requirements

  • Prospective intern must be enrolled in a Master’s-level degree program in Library and Information Science or a related field at an accredited college or university
  • Excellent research and legal search strategies in library databases (ProQuest, Westlaw, EBSCOhost, LexisNexis)
  • Excellent written, oral communication, and critical thinking skills and ability to synthesize research findings
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems creatively, inquisitiveness, organized, and keen attention to details
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of the team
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and shift priorities as directed
  • A strong commitment to providing outstanding customer service
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • AARP will not sponsor an employment visa for this position at this time.
  • Additional Requirements:
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise

Responsibilities

  • Synthesize research findings from AARP’s collection of resources, including primary and secondary research, surveys, consumer and market research databases, academic journals, etc. Analyze and write up findings and insights; apply innovative thinking and problem-solving
  • Conduct literature reviews and market scans for stakeholders throughout the association and perform company due diligence and people vetting
  • Support technical services activities, including collection development, database management, building web pages, and copy cataloging
  • Proactively distribute research from a collection of resources to internal stakeholders, including contributing relevant research to issue area newsletters enterprise-wide
  • Provide face-to-face interactions at the Library’s Reference Desk and monitor and provide timely responses via the library’s internal communication channels to help manage project intake
  • Manage several projects simultaneously and answer ad-hoc research requests as assigned; assist in managing special projects and marketing internal library events
  • Explore and demonstrate emerging technologies in the AARP Library collection, such as virtual reality (VR) technology

FAQs

What kind of experience will I gain as a Library and Research Intern with AARP?

As a Library and Research Intern at AARP, you will gain hands-on experience conducting, interpreting, and synthesizing secondary research findings using innovative databases. You will also have the opportunity to build and design web pages, support technical services activities, and explore emerging technologies in the AARP Library collection.

What qualifications do I need to be considered for this internship?

To be considered for this internship, you must be enrolled in a Master's-level degree program in Library and Information Science or a related field at an accredited college or university. You should have excellent research and legal search strategies in library databases, strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of the team.

What are some of the responsibilities of a Library and Research Intern at AARP?

Some of the responsibilities of a Library and Research Intern at AARP include synthesizing research findings from various resources, conducting literature reviews and market scans, supporting technical services activities, distributing research to internal stakeholders, and exploring emerging technologies in the AARP Library collection. You will also be expected to manage multiple projects simultaneously and provide excellent customer service.

Will I receive any training or support during my internship at AARP?

Yes, AARP is committed to your growth and development. Throughout your internship, you will receive training and support to help you excel in your role and enhance your skills. You will have the opportunity to work on real-world projects and collaborate with a dynamic team of professionals in the library and research field.

How long is the internship at AARP and when does it start?

This paid internship at AARP has an anticipated start date of September 2024 and will go through the end of the year. It is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in library and research while working with a leading organization focused on innovation, personal growth, and emerging technologies.

Government
Industry
1001-5000
Employees
1958
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering people aged 50 and older to live their best lives. Through advocacy, education, and community engagement, AARP works to address key issues such as healthcare, financial security, and social connectedness. With millions of members nationwide, AARP provides resources, information, and services to help individuals navigate the challenges and opportunities of ageing while promoting dignity, independence, and quality of life for older adults.