Tuesday, November 6, 2007

CNN Internship

[Posted on behalf of Dr. Hastings]

My name is Carrie Port and I am the internship coordinator for the library at CNN in Washington, DC. We are looking for an intern for Spring 2008. The description for this position is below. Please forward this posting onto any listserv or career center you might have. If you would like me to contact someone else at your school in the future, please let me know.

Thank you,

Carrie Port

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Carrie PortNews LibrarianCNN America, Inc.202-898-7524carrie.port@cnn.com

Spring 2008 Intern - Tape Library (DC)Turner Broadcasting/CNN News Library820 First Street, NEWashington, D.C. 20002

The recommended dates for the spring internship are December 30, 2007 to May 2, 2007.

Please Note: Internships are UNPAID and structured to last approximately 12 weeks. Resume and cover letter are required for application. Please include days/hours of availability in your cover letter and a college reference contact at the end of your resume. Students should have a strong academic record and good character. Students must have completed their sophomore year in college prior to the start of the internship. In addition, students may not have graduated college or graduate school prior to the start of the internship (i.e. students must still be enrolled in school during the time of the internship). Students must be receiving course credit for DC internships. Note to International Students: All international students will be required to provide documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to arrival if accepted to the program. Only student visas J1 or F1 visas will be accepted. Deadline to apply for fall internships is December 1, 2007.Internship Description: The !

CNN DC Bureau Library provides video and information in support of CNN’s DC Bureau. It functions as both an archive and a research library. The library develops, manages and stores collections in an expanding variety of formats; provides access to information and knowledge held in those collections using appropriate storage, access and computer technologies; preserves the information for future use; and assists the bureau in the use of library resources. Additionally, the library provides research in support of the bureau’s production needs, utilizing the most current technologies available - Lexis-Nexis, Factiva and the Internet.

One library internship will be filled with a student pursuing a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree. The internship will provide a great opportunity to learn various aspects of librarianship and television production in CNN’s fast-paced library. . Interns will assist the library staff in preparing for digital conversion by learning how to evaluate a section of the tape library and deciding which videotapes will be cataloged and saved as part of the permanent collection. This also includes learning to create library records for each saved tape and appropriately indexing those records for future retrieval. Interns will learn to use online resources to assist in evaluating video and in the creation of records. Interns will shadow the library staff as they complete requests for video and/or research to support the bureau's news coverage of DC political and federal events, programs such as The Situation Room, and other bureaus' needs of DC-centric information and video. The ML!

S intern will also learn to assist the librarians in various projects such as contributing ideas and compiling content for the DC Bureau's Library intranet site as well as helping to develop the intranet site; and library records/database maintenance. The MLS intern will have the opportunity to participate in the creation and development of instructional classes on various topics (e.g., research techniques, print and internet resources). Qualifications: In order to facilitate the learning experience, the following qualifications are preferred. Candidates should have an interest in variety of areas including journalism and should be an organized self-starter. Interns should have the ability to make decisions, and accept others decisions, and be able to work well with a team of librarians and fellow interns. All interns should apply by emailing:

Carrie PortCNN News Librarian820 First Street, NEWashington, D.C. 20002carrie.port@turner.com

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Online at the Turner website at http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/jobtools_us/index.html listed under requisition #90346BR so that your application can be processed with Human Resources.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers

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