OCLC is excited to offer two paid summer internship opportunities in the OCLC Membership and Research Division, one working with a linked data project team and the other in the OCLC Library, Archive and Museum. We hope you’ll help promote these internship opportunities to your students! We’ve provided descriptions and application links below. The attached document provides additional information about the OCLC Library, Archive and Museum internship. Thanks for your assistance in sharing these opportunities with your students. We’d love to have applicants from IUPUI!
OCLC Membership and Research Team (Linked Data Project): OCLC is seeking an intern to join the Membership and Research team located at OCLC’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio. During this paid internship, the intern will join a pilot project team that is investigating the use of “linked data” to enrich cultural heritage collection descriptions, assisting with project partner communications, library metadata analysis, and metadata conversion processes. Dates for the internship are from May 11, 2020 to August 14, 2020, working full time during the summer. Key activities include email and web conference communications with pilot project participants, evaluating user feedback for potential system improvements, and testing software and reporting bugs/problems. This is a great opportunity for students to gain experience in project team communications, software design and testing, data analysis and linked data transformation. Interested applicants should apply online via the OCLC website.
OCLC Library, Archive and Museum: OCLC is seeking an intern to join the OCLC Library, Archive and Museum team of librarians located at OCLC’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio. The OCLC Library, Archive and Museum supports the information needs of OCLC staff and manages the organization’s corporate archive and museum. Throughout this paid internship, the intern may choose to work in these areas, or a combination: archives maintenance and data enhancement; museum exhibit research, creation and promotion; and library reference/research. The intern will gain insight into the work corporate libraries do daily, network with library professionals, learn about the types of libraries OCLC services, increase familiarity with OCLC products and services, and attend OCLC-sponsored events on a variety of professional topics. Dates for the internship are from May 11, 2020 to August 14, 2020 working full time during the summer months. Interns must currently be enrolled in a LIS, archives or museum studies graduate level program. Interested applicants should apply online via the OCLC website.