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Information Science/Library Science Internship
Fairness.com LLC publishes the non-commercial Fairness.com information clearinghouse website covering the gamut of fairness-related issues: public policy, consumer protection, family and workplace relationships, international relations, etc.
We offer unpaid internships, both summer and during the academic year, for students interested in Information Science/Library Science work experience. Students can often arrange to receive academic and/or service learning credits for the internship through their faculty advisor or Career Placement Office, and Fairness.com is happy to coordinate with such programs.
Internship DutiesInterns receive training and experience in one or both of the following:
- Categorize online information resources within Fairness.com's evolving subject and geographic content taxonomies, identify problems/inconsistencies with the existing categories, suggest new categories as needed.
Taking an article on Enron as an example, the intern might determine that the primary category should be "Accounting/Budgets: Big Business", but "White Collar Crime", and "Government Regulation" would be appropriate secondary categories.
- Maintain and expand the Fairness.com databases of persons and organizations (which involves selection of descriptive information for new entries in each database).
Interns review submitted articles and create database links for key people and organizations. If an key person or organization is not yet in our database, the intern creates a new listing and searches the Web to find and enter appropriate biographical/descriptive material for the new listing. Sample listings for a Person and Organization:
Unusual Features of the Fairness.com Internships:
- All work is directly related to the intern's interests (no unrelated clerical or administrative duties).
- Online work environment (geographic and time-of-day flexibility). The program is structured for email, web, and occasional phone communications; interns can work from school or home so long as they have Internet access.
- Library Science/Information Science coursework or cataloging experience.
- Self-reliant work ethic (most of the work will be done independently).
- Interns should enjoy the intellectual challenge of, and get satisfaction from, locating and organizing information.
- Internet access during internship work hours (and some phone access).
For More Information
Our Internship Application is at: http://www.fairness.com/internships/applic
Please send any questions or inquiries about our internship programs or site to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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