Internship: Arts Education Library Internship at Lincoln Center Institute 2011

Type of Position:    Internship

Position Title:    Arts Education Library Internship at Lincoln Center Institute 2011

Salary:    unpaid

Qualifications/Description:

Interns will gain hands-on experience in some of the following program areas: circulation and patron assistance; collection development; electronic library marketing; resource reviews; research and reporting related to new initiatives; bibliography; and web development. In addition to gaining a breadth of experience in several areas, each intern will be given the opportunity to manage an individual project, in collaboration with Resource Centerstaff. Interns will be mentored by a staff member, who will help each intern establish appropriate goals, supervise projects and progress, and provide any documentation required by the students’ universities. Interns will have opportunities to network with archivists and librarians and visit collections in the New York City area, to hear from administrative directors from across the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts organization, and network with interns working in other departments.

Lincoln Center Institute’s Resource Center has two incarnations: The Heckscher Foundation Resource Center at Lincoln Center, which houses a specialized collection of print and media—some 10,000 reference and circulating items; and LCI’s Electronic Library, which provides staff, teaching artists, educational partners, and online and in-person professional development workshop participants access to reference databases, e-books, online journals, digital articles, and specialized lists of Web links. Visit the Resource Center Blog at http://resourcecenterblog.wordpress.com/.

Lincoln Center Institute (LCI) works each year with nearly 100 local schools and with students, educators, arts administrators and organizations, and professional teaching colleges around the world, bringing the arts into the classroom as a springboard for inspiration and critical thinking across the curriculum. LCI’s approach, called Imaginative Learning, focuses on developing students’ cognitive skills through guided encounters with the visual and performing arts. During two weeks each summer, the Institute welcomes educators, administrators, and other visitors from across the country and around the world for intensive professional development courses. Learn more about LCI at www.lcinstitute.org.

The Arts Education Library Internship Program will take place over eight to ten weeks during the summer, from late May through the end of July, 2011, dependent on interns’ academic schedules and availability. Ideally, interns will participate full-time (35 hours per week). Some flexibility is possible, if arranged prior to the internship. However, full participation during the weeks of July 5th, July 11th, and July 18th is important for successful completion of projects.

This is an unpaid internship open to currently-enrolled students working toward a Masters degree in Library and Information Science, or Spring 2011 graduates. Enrolled applicants must receive academic credit for their work with us or arrange with their university for a letter of support for student participation in the internship.

Submission Address/Instructions:

Please submit four items (a cover letter, resume, two-page writing sample, and contact information for academic or employment references) to internships@lincolncenter.org. If you have questions about the internship, you may contact Linda Miles, lmiles@lincolncenter.org or (212) 875-5771.

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