Digital Curation Internship
Food and Drug Administration
Co-located in Silver Spring, MD or Virtual Internship available with the
Discovery, Innovative Information & Technology Services Team in the Division
of Administrative and Laboratory Support (DALS) in the Office of Science &
Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) at the Center for Devices and Radiological
Health (CDRH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Seeking a part-time Library & Information Science (LIS) graduate student to
work with a dynamic, passionate and highly skilled team of LIS professionals
in support of the OSEL Repository and possibly other projects during the
Spring semester, with the option to start earlier.
The internship provides the opportunity to gain high-level professional
experience in repository development, digital curation, and research analytics
(bibliometrics) in a federal research and development setting.
This internship is located on the FDA White Oak campus in Silver Spring,
Maryland, but virtual applicants will also be considered. We offer scheduling
flexibility but require a minimum of 10 hours a week commitment. Selected
candidates are encouraged to pursue internship or practicum academic credit
options through their institutions.
Work Needed: The OSEL Repository (OR) is an enduring and user-friendly
resource to access and share Office of Science & Engineering Laboratories'
intellectual assets, and tell our impact story. This is a digital repository
development project using open source software and Agile Software Development
Lifecycle methodology. Assist in the digital curation (indexing and metadata
collection) of content submissions according to Dublin Core Metadata
Initiative standards. Help is also needed to add research success story
metadata and populate researcher ORCID profiles.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; working knowledge of metadata
and Dublin Core Metadata Initiative standards; interest in bibliographic
utilities and repository platforms. Must be efficient but detail-oriented, and
comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment.
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Application deadline: Jan 12 2015
How to apply:
Send: Resume and cover letter to Jessica Hernandez. Applications will be
evaluated as they are received.
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