The National Library of Medicine seeks library science students interested
in an internship for Spring semester 2012. As a participant in the
Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Career Enhancement Program, the
National Library of Medicine will host up to 2 students each for a 240-hour
internship. The internship(s) will be customized based on the interests of
the student(s).

*The program offers: *

   - a six to twelve-week paid internship in an ARL library;
   - an opportunity to work with other LIS graduate students in a cohort
   environment (up to two fellows assigned to the same institution);
   - the potential for academic credit for the practical experience (fellow
   is responsible for arranging this program component with their home
   - a mentoring relationship with a professional librarian while on campus
   for the internship (see Mentoring
   - an opportunity to attend the annual ARL Leadership Symposium (held
   during the ALA Midwinter Meeting).

*The program requires: *

All applicants must possess the following qualifications:

   - be a member of a racial and ethnic minority group as defined by the US
   Census Bureau:
      - American Indian or Alaska Native
      - Asian
      - Black or African American
      - Hispanic or Latino
      - Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
   - be a degree-seeking MLIS student who has completed a minimum of 6
   credit hours by January 1, 2012, and whose graduation date is after the
   completion of the internship (Applicants who will graduate before
   completing the internship or who have earned an MLIS degree prior to the
   application deadline will not be accepted.)
   - have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in research libraries

Applications are due December 9, 2011. For additional program information
and application information go to:


Kathel Dunn, PhD

Associate Fellowship Coordinator

National Library of Medicine

Bldg 38, Rm 2N-19

8600 Rockville Pike

Bethesda, MD  20894


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