NLS Operations Alert

 

No. 21-15

 

DATE         :  February 1, 2021 

TO             :  Network Libraries 

FROM        :  Erica Vaughns, Head, Administrative Services 

SUBJECT  :  NLS Aspiring Leaders Internship Program 

 

 

Please help us spread the word that applications are now being accepted for the NLS Aspiring Leaders Internship Program. We have included language below that you can use for social media, websites, and newsletters.

 

Established through the National Library for the Blind Endowment, this paid internship offers legally blind individuals the opportunity to work at NLS in areas that support services for the blind, including collections building, program delivery, and business oversight and management. Through this program, interns will gain valuable experience and explore potential career options while being guided through mentorships and developmental activities. The program runs during spring, summer, and fall sessions, between 10 to 12 weeks each session.

 

Application Process

 

Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students and those who have graduated within the past five years from an accredited two-year or four-year college or university are eligible to apply. In addition, applicants:

 

 

A complete application package includes a cover letter expressing interest, a resume, a recent official or unofficial transcript, and an application form that is completed online.

 

Applicants interested in the summer 2021 session should submit a completed application by March 1.

 

To learn more about the program and the application process, visit www.loc.gov/nls/about/internship-program

 

Outreach Language

 

The National Library service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), supported by the National Library for the Blind Endowment, has launched a paid internship that offers legally blind individuals the opportunity to gain work career experience and explore career options working in the areas of collections building, program delivery, and business oversight and management. Application details can be found at www.loc.gov/nls/about/internship-program. The deadline for the summer 2021 session is March 1. All interns will work remotely.

 

For more information, please contact:

Erica Vaughns

Head, Administrative Services

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