Summer 2019 Paid Graduate Internship -Portland, OR

Note: DLIS does not award academic credit for paid internships. Students are advised to regard this position as a temporary job.

Graduate Intern – kpLibraries NW

This link is a general graduate internship announcement – please apply through this link, referencing the position description below.

Position Description:  

·       Outreach: develop and deliver programming in collaboration with the library team to promote awareness of consumer health resources to the community. 

·       Staffing the libraries:  answering ready reference questions in person, online and on the phone, directing volunteers, instructing library users on basic computer skills, library policies and use of library resources. 

·       Reference training:  work with librarians to learn functionality of databases, search strategies and overall reference process in a clinical setting. 

·       Providing materials:  circulating print materials and working with the Library Coordinator to support Interlibrary Loan processes. 

·       Reporting:  tracking transaction statistics and other data driven projects as needed 

·       Collection management (print collections) 

·       Committee participation:  weekly department huddles, library goal planning, national kpLibraries committees. 

Desired Skills:  

·       Interest in Health Science libraries  

·       Strong Customer Service skills 

·       Strong written and verbal communication skills  

·       Technology skills: use and familiarity with troubleshooting Microsoft products, ability to learn new technologies 

·       Ability to work in a collaborative team environment 

·       Can work independently  

·       Project Management skills 

·       Attention to detail