Gardiner, MT: Paid Library Internship, Yellowstone National Park


Library Internship

Yellowstone National Park

Summer 2017

Library Internship: Located just outside Gardiner, Montana, The Yellowstone Research Library provides service to researchers, park personnel, the local community, and park visitors. Housed in a building specifically geared toward cultural study at Yellowstone, the library is home to a rapidly growing special collection. This internship will allow the successful candidate to gain experience in almost every area of librarianship, however the main focus will be on cataloging and reference. The intern will gain practical experience working in their professional field and will be mentored by professional staff in each discipline. Intern will function as an entry-level employee and will be expected to conduct himself/herself with professional dress and demeanor and adhere to a 40-hour work week as determined by the supervisors

Qualifications: This internship position requires a student currently
enrolled in an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS program OR a student who has
graduated within the last year. You must be able to prove that you are a
current student or recent grad.

Stipend: Intern will be paid a stipend of $3000, plus housing, via our
partner Yellowstone Forever.

Duration: The positions are full-time (40 hours per week) for 10 weeks,
with the schedule and starting date negotiable.

Housing & Transportation: Shared park housing is assigned for this
position. There is no public transportation; an automobile is required for
transportation to and from work.

Application Procedure: Applicants must submit the following:

– Cover letter detailing relevant previous and current coursework,
previous practicum or internship experiences, related work experience, and
what you hope to gain from this internship.

– Resume including details of library circulation, reference desk,
and cataloging experience gained on the job or through coursework. Include
public speaking experience for the public tour aspect of internship.

– List of three professional references and contact information

– Unofficial copy of your graduate transcript or other document
showing courses taken, grade received, and current courses enrolled.

Application Deadline: Application materials must be received via email or
postmarked no later than January 22, 2017. See below for specific
contact information.

Security: Since 9/11, the federal government has required background
investigations on all employees using computers, including interns and
volunteers. The successful applicant must complete a background
investigation form and be finger-printed by a law enforcement agency.

Contact: Jessica Gerdes/Jackie Jerla

Email: yell_research_library(at)nps.gov

Phone: (307) /344-2264

Mailing Address: PO Box 168 YNP, WY 82190

Fax: (406) 848-9958

website: http://www.nps.gov/yell/historyculture/library.htm
http://www.nps.gov/yell/technical/museum/index.htm

EEO Statement: The Yellowstone National Park is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of
merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color,
creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation,
non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors.

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About Meredith Lowe

Outreach Specialist in Continuing Education Services at UW-Madison SLIS. Erstwhile archivist.
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