Wednesday, November 14, 2007

NEWS LIBRARY INTERNSHIP

The Palm Beach Post newspaper is offering a paid internship for 2008. We're looking for one brilliant Library/Information Studies student who is interested in pursuing a career in News Research. Our interns are treated as professionals. You will join a staff that includes five researchers and work in a fast-paced deadline-oriented environment. This is a great opportunity to get some real world reference and archiving experience and probably receive published credit for your work. This is a full time, 40 hour a week 12-week internship. We pay $475/week during our internship, but that does not include room, board or transportation. We are always happy to work with interns trying to find a place to live in the area. The start date is flexible.

Qualifications:

Open to full-time library students. We also accept applications from people who have graduated within six months of the start of the internship. Previous library experience preferred. Experience with public record research and commercial databases such as Factiva and LexisNexis preferred. Experience with both Macintosh and PCs preferred. Knowledge of HTML and the Web a big plus. Working knowledge of Spanish is also preferred.

To apply, send:

A 500-word essay explaining why you want to be a news researcher and how an internship at The Palm Beach Post will help you pursue your goal. Resume and references required.

Deadline for applications is February 1, 2008. Send essay, resume, and references to:

Sammy R. Alzofon

Library Director

Editorial Library

The Palm Beach Post

P.O. Box 24700

West Palm Beach FL 33416-4700

Email: salzofon@pbpost.com

Fax: 561-837-8362

The Palm Beach Post is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We recognize and appreciate the many benefits of diversity in the workplace. People who share this belief or reflect a diverse background are encouraged to apply.

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