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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

BHL Internship Opportunity: Digital Content Internship

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is looking for a Digital Content Intern for Summer 2018.

Hosted through the Smithsonian Libraries, this is an unpaid, virtual internship. Interns will work remotely and should should have their own computer and internet access, as well as video conferencing capability.

Applications are open until 23 March 2018 or until filled.

Internship Description:

The BHL Digital Content Intern will work closely with the Digital Collections Manager to contribute digitized books and metadata to the BHL collection. Interns will learn various digitization workflow tools to track collection management and curation activities, enhance metadata, and process digital files for inclusion. Routine activities will include identifying key gaps in BHL's collection, preparing digital books and catalog records for upload, adding descriptive item and page level metadata, ensuring copyright compliance and documenting workflow tasks.

Ideal candidates will possess great attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to communicate proactively and work independently. Preference given to students with metadata or cataloging experience. Students enthusiastic to learn about collection management and curation in digital libraries are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

All applications must go through the Smithsonian Online Appointment System: https://solaa.si.edu. Select Smithsonian Institution Libraries as the unit, Smithsonian Institution Libraries Internship Program as the program and then the "Biodiversity Heritage Library Digital Content (VIRTUAL)" project.

Questions or comments? Send us feedback or write to feedback@biodiversitylibrary.org.

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