Monday, March 2, 2009

DC Internship

Description: The Independent Community Bankers of America Library seeks an intern. This unpaid internship in ICBA’s Washington D.C. office provides a unique opportunity for an MLS student to gain experience in a variety of facets of special librarianship including cataloging, collection & product development, and some basic reference. The Library serves ICBA association and subsidiary staff and nearly 5,000 members in the area of banking and financial services, including regulation and legislation as well as bank operations.

We will soon be uploading records from a cataloging outsourcer to the InMagic Library catalog. We are looking for a tech-savvy, creative, hardworking individual to assist in this solo librarian workplace.

The intern will have the opportunity to contribute to several projects, including:
Cataloguing Association publications, testimony and comment letters.
Assisting with uploading of cataloged items to InMagic database
Developing information packets for members.

Qualifications: Enrollment in an MLS degree program preferred. Academic background or interest in business and/or finance and banking preferred. Basic knowledge of cataloging standards helpful, but not required. Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills and the ability to work independently are required.

Schedule & Salary: This position is an unpaid learning opportunity. The schedule is flexible depending upon the student’s course schedule and the requirements of the student’s university.

To apply: Students are encouraged to contact the Librarian to discuss special interests and options for the internship. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 professional or academic references via email to Susan Fournier at

For more information, please visit the Association website at:
The intern will be based in the DC office at 1615 L Street, NW.

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