Are you looking to launch your career in a challenging and rewarding summer
internship? At AGU, an international non-profit association, you will help to
promote the understanding of Earth and space for the benefit of humanity. You
will work within a collaborative, agile environment with talented, dedicated
professionals who are interested in making a difference.
The Information Services department manages our new association management
system (AMS), Avectra netFORUM with heavy input from our colleagues. The AMS
centralizes the association's customer data and is used by most of the AGU
staff. You will have the opportunity to plan and build a web-based resource
center (wiki) for AGU netFORUM users. This resource center will host and
organize all information pertaining to the AMS and its use within AGU. You
will also assist the AMS team with daily operational tasks, as assigned. This
internship provides an opportunity to lead the implementation of an online
resource center and enhance project management and information management
skills while learning a database management system first-hand.
Specific duties consist of working closely with the AMS team and key
stakeholders to define, organize, and tag content of a web-based resource
center for AGU netFORUM users; and building a taxonomy to be used on the
resource center, which will house all information pertinent to the AMS
operations (processes, tips, access to FAQ's, option to submit tickets,
meeting notes, historical documents, etc.) in an accessible and searchable
The anticipated start date of the internship is 12 June 2013 and the
internship duration is eleven weeks.
We are seeking a college student, a graduate student, or a recent graduate.
Preferred majors include information science, library science, or a related
field. Previous experience developing a taxonomy or designing a wiki
preferred. Good research, organizational and problem-solving skills are a
must. Ability to analyze different sources of information and organize it for
optimal accessibility and retrieval. Ability to look at things from different
perspectives and to communicate and work harmoniously with a large and varied
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