Sunday, April 14, 2013

Research Library Internship

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Division of Research and Statistics
Washington, D.C.
Internship Description

The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is
offering a paid summer internship for graduate level library or information science students. The
Research Library offers a full array of desktop and customized library services to staff members
at the Board and assists in data intensive and Internet dependent Board research.

The Research Library is looking for a summer intern to advance several technology-
based projects that will allow the Library to improve services to the Board community and to
improve efficiencies in staff work.
The intern will work with librarians on such projects as:

SharePoint - Help build and enhance the library’s site, which contains information that
the staff use in providing services to the Board;
Self-guided library tour – Develop a self-guided tour of the library based on QR codes;
Library Portal – Assist the Library’s Web Portal Team in developing plans for the
redesign of the library’s website. This project may involve interviews with Board
stakeholders and webmasters in other libraries and the identification of library websites
with features we would like to emulate.
Technology bar – Work with librarians to develop and launch a demo area at the front of
the library where digital library and data resources will be highlighted.

The internship is located in Washington, D.C. and lasts ten to twelve weeks. Students
enrolled in a Master’s degree program in library or information science at an ALA-accredited
institution are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a knowledge of and interest in
technology used to support library services. Knowledge of economics, banking, finance, or
business topics is highly desirable.


Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and undergraduate and graduate
unofficial transcripts to Interviews are conducted by telephone and
selections are based solely on academic records and references.

For more information or to obtain a FRB employment application, visit our website at
The Federal Reserve Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to foster a diverse work environment.