New York Academy of Medicine Library Summer 2017 Internship -application deadline: July 14, 2017

The New York Academy of Medicine’s Library is looking for a digital intern to work in the Library’s digital program.  The internship will provide hands-on experience with creating and editing metadata for digitization projects, and conducting quality control of scanned images and digital collections.

The Intern will have an opportunity to learn about the digitization process and how to build digital collections.

We are looking for an intern who is imaginative and interested in learning more about developing digital collections and how metadata is used to enhance collections.

The internship is paid and may be taken for course credit.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct quality control on scanned images and digital collections
  • Collect, edit, create and organize metadata according to standards
  • Count pages of volumes as needed

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience with metadata schemas (e.g. MODS, Dublin Core, MARC, IPTC etc.)
  • Knowledge of XML, XSLT, OCLC
  • Familiarity with technology, digital collections, and/or digital humanities projects
  • Coursework in Library and Information Science

Start Date

August 2017.


Approximately 10 hours a week for 12 weeks.  Intern must be available 2 days per week between the hours of 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Thursday.

To Apply

Please forward cover letter and resume with “Digital Intern” in the subject line to  Please also outline your academic needs for obtaining course credit, if applicable.  Deadline: July 14, 2017.



ALLISON E. PIAZZA, MLIS Reference Services and Outreach Librarian


The New York Academy of Medicine LIBRARY

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