NLS Operations Alert
DATE : September 20, 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 Spring 2022 NLS Aspiring Leaders Internship Program. We have included outreach 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. Interns will gain valuable experience and explore potential career options while being guided through mentorships and developmental activities. The program has spring, summer, and fall sessions, between ten to twelve weeks each session. All interns work remotely.
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 must be:
A complete application package includes a cover letter expressing interest, a federal-style resume, a recent official or unofficial transcript, and an application form that is completed online.
Applicants interested in the Spring 2022 session should submit a completed application by November 1.
To learn more about the program and the application process, visit www.loc.gov/nls/about/internship-program.
The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), supported by the National Library for the Blind Endowment, sponsors a paid internship that offers legally blind individuals the opportunity to gain work 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 Spring 2022 session is November 1. All interns will work remotely.
For more information, please contact:
Head, Administrative Services