student/intern Innovation Intern

  • General Website: www.loc.gov
  • Program Website: Labs.loc.gov
  • Hosting Service Unit: Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • Program Contact: Jaime Mears [email protected]
  • Interests/Areas of Study: o Humanities, art and culture o Information technology o Library sciences
  • Citizenship: Inquire Within
  • Application Period: Ongoing
  • Application Notes: Application Opening Date: 9/26/2018 Application Closing Date: 10/15/2018 Professionals working towards a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Analytics, Mathematics, Engineering, Data Science, Information Systems, or Statistics in a field of experimental science. LC Staff with Graduate degree may apply. This internship allows for remote work. Preferred qualifications include: * The ability to conduct online and offline research * Knowledge of scripting for data wrangling automation (e.g. Python, Perl, Ruby) * Knowledge of making API calls * Programming skills sufficient to extract, transform, and clean large data sets in a Mac OS/Windows environment. * Ability to create data-driven documents for print publication using XML-based formats * Experience with using Github for version control * Experience with SQL database tools * Comfortable collaborating respectfully and efficiently with different groups including designers, front-end developers and other team members * Knowledge of the Google Docs suite of applications * Superior oral and written communications skills * Flexible, sound problem-solving skills and able to do work independently * Experience in digital scholarship techniques and methods * Preferred Majors: working towards a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Analytics, Mathematics, Engineering, Data Science, Information Systems, or Statistics in a field of experimental science
  • Compensation: Non-paid
  • Academic Credit: The Library does not provide college credit, but you may arrange to receive credit with your university in advance.”
  • Available Benefits: No Benefits
  • Program Duration: Short-term. 12 weeks or less
  • Qualifications: High School; Community College; Graduate; Undergraduate; Professionals
  • Frequently Asked Questions
The Innovation Intern will work with Tahir Hemphill, artist and The Papamarkou Chair in Education at the John W. Kluge Center to use programing and critical thinking skills to prepare data sets for future data visualization projects that answer provocative research questions and explore the Library's role in the interaction between electronic and traditional knowledge. During this process the Innovation Intern will assist in projects that pressure the idea of The Library as a neutral space and complicate its role as a public monument and holder of public memory. Participants will get to know the world's largest library and to apply a creative research approach to showcasing the many ways the collections relate to us, the American people. This internship supports the research goals of the Library’s Papamarkou Chair in Education at the John W. Kluge Center and leverage research potential of Library created data sets.