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From: Jarrett Drake <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Subject: FW: Minority Student PAID Summer Internships in the Archives of
the US Department of Transportation
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U.S. DOT Paid Summer Internship Opportunities--Washington, D.C.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library and National
Transportation Library (NTL), both located in the Washington, D.C. area,
are seeking students pursuing MLS degrees (or equivalents) for paid,
full-time internships for the period *June 3 - August 9, 2013**. * These
internships are being offered as part of the United States Department of
Transportationís Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse
Groups (STIPDG). The internships include a* $5,000 stipend, along with
housing and travel (relocation) arrangements *for participants whose
permanent residences are more than 50 miles away from their assignment
locations.*The deadline for submitting an application is December 23, 2012**
.* For more information on the program, including requirements and
application instructions, please see: If you have further questions
about applying, please send an email to [log in to unmask]

When applying, please select your interest areas as the Federal Highway
Administration (with specialty Research and Development) and the Research
and Innovative Technology Administration (with no specialty). In the space
provided for specifying areas of interest not included, please list FHWA
Research Library and/or National Transportation Library and the specific
project(s) that interest you from the options below.

The following are potential internship projects. Responsibilities may be
modified depending on the number of accepted applicants and the interest
areas of the candidates.  For more information about individual projects,
please contact Deena Adelman [log in to unmask] or
202-493-3058.   ARCHIVAL
COLLECTIONS*Responsibilities*: For FHWA: Apply subject headings and dates
to catalog records; update finding aids; arrange and digitize materials;
implement preservation measures; conduct research on FHWA laboratories and
past executives; fill reference requests. For NTL:  Arrange, inventory and
describe collections at the item level; create finding aids; apply subject
headings.   Review DOT Historianís webpage for content needing updates
and/or reorganization.  Provide updates to content; recommend improved
layouts and organization for the site; investigate and recommend new

*Desired Qualifications*: Coursework towards a specialization in archives;
familiarity and/or experience with archival practices; knowledge of LCSH
and MARC; strong organizational, analytical, and written/verbal
communication skills; willingness to adapt to changing situations, take on
new tasks, and meet established deadlines with products that reflect
professionalism; experience conducting historical research.
  CATALOGING (Print and Digital)


For FHWA: Create catalog records for a print technical sub-collection;
perform simple and complex copy cataloging; assist in the creation of
original cataloging records; assign subject headings and call numbers;
perform collection assessment and prioritization; participate in workflow

For NTL: Convert metadata from MARC to Dublin Core standard for digitized
print reports; work with NTL Systems Team to develop a workflow for batch
loading digital documents and existing metadata; complete full cataloging
of imported resources; de-accession print reports from shelf. Crosswalk
structured database records to Dublin Core standard.

*Desired Qualifications*: Coursework and/or experience in cataloging and/or
user experience; familiarity and/or experience with AACR2, MARC; knowledge
of LCSH; knowledge of LC Classification System; excellent communication,
organizational, and analytical skills; willingness to adapt to changing
situations and take on new tasks; ability to meet established deadlines
with products that reflect professionalism.

For NTL only: Knowledge of and/or familiarity with non-MARC metadata (e.g.,
Dublin Core).

For more information about the libraries, please see the following web
sites:   Federal Highway Administration Research Library:     National Transportation
DOT site: Facebook page: (includes information
on past internsí experiences)