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Job Title Paid/Unpaid Library Date Posted

Unpaid Law Library/Archives Intern 

 Unpaid

US Court of International Trade Library

12/27/2016

Intern in Public Services Department

 Unpaid

Brooklyn Law School 

12/27/2016 

Nathan R. Sobel Law Library Fellowship

 Paid

Kings County Supreme Court

12/27/2016

Technical Services & Archives Intern

 Unpaid

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

12/27/2016

Emerging Tech/Social Media Intern

 Unpaid

New York Law Insitute

12/27/2016

Law Library Assistant  

 Unpaid

New York County Supreme Court Law Library

12/27/2016

Library Administration and Business Development Research 

 Unpaid

Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto LLP

12/27/2016

 


 

Unpaid Law Library/Archives Intern - US Court of International Trade Library

Location (if not NYC):  One Federal Plaza 

The Description of Employer:  Federal Court - legal library

Work & Educational Requirements:  The United States Court of International Trade is accepting applications for a law library/archives intern for the 2015-16 academic year. This internship will provide the intern with the opportunity to experience various aspects of every day law librarian and archivist work. The library-related work will include: · Reference and research · Cataloging and classification · Processing new materials · Updating the collection · Developing training materials The archives-related work will include: · Processing new collections · Collection storage and preservation · Creating finding aids Nature and Variety of Work: The Law Library/Archival Intern must be able to work independently under the direction of the Deputy Law Librarian and Archivist applying principles of library and information and archival sciences. Minimum Qualifications and Commitment: You must be a candidate for a Master’s Degree in Library Science/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.  

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  Submit letter of interest and resume via email to: anna_djirdjirian@cit.uscourts.gov If you are seeking academic credit for the internship, please state that in your letter of interest and provide a contact name for your school’s internship coordinator.

Intern in Public Services Department

Description of Employer:

Brooklyn Law School Library (BLS Library) is the legal research center for Brooklyn Law School, a private law school located in downtown Brooklyn, New York.  Founded in 1901, BLS enrolls approximately 1,000 full-time and 150 part-time students.

Work and Educational Requirements:

BLS Library provides reference service to faculty, staff, students and alumni, six days per week, both in person and electronically.  Reference Librarians teach Advanced Legal Research courses as well as other formal and informal classes.

Duties of this internship position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting librarians who staff BLS Library’s Reference Desk
  • Assisting librarians in preparing course materials for research classes
  • Participating in marketing library services and resources to the BLS community, including preparing web-based research guides

Candidate must have a J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school and be enrolled in an A.L.A.-accredited M.L.I.S. (or equivalent) program.  We ask that the intern work at least 10 hours per week and be able to schedule some of the internship hours between 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Contact information:

Submit letter of interest, resume and contact information for your school’s internship coordinator to:

Jean Davis, Associate Librarian for International Law, Brooklyn Law School

jean.davis@brooklaw.edu

 


Law Library Fellow (paid stipend) -  Nathan R. Sobel Law Library Fellowship - Kings County Supreme Court

Description of Employer:  

The New York State Supreme Court is the trial court of unlimited original jurisdiction, but it generally only hears cases that are outside the jurisdiction of other trial courts of more limited jurisdiction. It exercises civil jurisdiction and jurisdiction over felony charges.

Work & Educational Requirements:

 Applicants must be either matriculating in an advanced degree program at a recognized college/university or program offering an accredited MLIS degree and have completed a minimum of 12 course credits or in the final year of an undergraduate study in majors associated with law or research with plans to enter an advanced degree program offering an accredited MLIS degree or the recipient of paralegal certification from a recognized college/university offering an accredited paralegal program with plans to enter an advanced degree program offering an accredited MLIS degree. Applicants must be able to commit to a full semester with set hours at the Nathan R. Sobel Law Library at the Kings County Supreme Court.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:

 Applications that meet program eligibility requirements will be forwarded to the selection committee. Final candidates will be contacted and interviewed by the Nathan R. Sobel Selection Committee. Applications are available by emailing ijohnson@nycourts.gov Send your completed application, including all supplementary documents to the selection committee at: Kings County Supreme Court Nathan R. Sobel Law Library Fellowship Program 320 Jay Street, Room 13.68 Brooklyn, New York 11201 Attn: Izetta Johnson. Supplementary Documents: A resume - include contact information for two professional and/or academic references. Writing Samples - as indicated on the Application for Fellowship. Deadline for Applications: Monday, May 12, 2014 for the Summer semester and Monday, December 8, 2014 for the Spring semester.


 

Technical Services & Archives Intern (unpaid) - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Description of Employer:

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, an AmLaw 50 international law firm with 650 attorneys, is one of the leading law firms in the country. Debevoise is committed to hiring dedicated and talented individuals as members of our administrative community. We strive to foster a culture based on diversity as well as concern and respect for each individual. Our goal of providing outstanding service to our lawyers and clients is achieved by promoting an atmosphere that is both collaborative and professional.

Work & Educational Requirements:

The intern will work under the direction of the Manager of Technical Services and the Technical Services Analyst on a project to help organize and digitally record the firm’s archives and memorabilia. Intern will receive mentoring and training with regard to library specific functions, including technical services work which includes an overview of the operations of a private law library, document retrieval and circulation functions.

Internship Requirements:

  •  Candidate must be enrolled in an ALA accredited graduate program in library science
  •  They must receive academic credit and provide a letter from their university saying how much credit they will receive
  • School’s internship program must abide by federal labor standard
  •  The candidate must submit a resume, letter of interest and letter of recommendation from their university

Job Requirements:

  • Candidate must be self motivated and work well in a team environment
  • Strong computer skills, including extensive experience with MS Word, Excel, and other office applications required
  • Position requires vision, hearing and speech capabilities such that computers, keyboards and telephones may be easily utilized
  • Must be able to lift and carry boxes of up to 40 lbs. Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:
  •  Familiarity with principals of cataloging and/or archival description.
  •  Experience with an integrated library system
  • Knowledge of database structure and standards
  •  Knowledge of image file formats and data manipulation
  •  Knowledge of metadata standards a plus
  • Experience with Corel Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photoshop Elements or other digital editing software 
  • Experience using a scanner

The position is for an unpaid, for-credit, intern for the term of the summer or fall. Intern will work up to 35 hours per week through the semester. At the end of the program, intern should provide the Manager of Technical Services with a summary of the project and written guidelines for preservation and conservation standards.

Contact Information & Application Instructions: 

Submit letter of application and resume to: Bess Reynolds Technical Services Manager breynolds@debevoise


 

Emerging Tech/Social Media Intern - New York Law Institute

Internship Description:

The New York Law Institute library seeks an intern to assist the Director of Information Technology with various technology projects such as:

  • Creating/managing presence on Social Media channels, e.g. Facebook presence, Twitter, etc.
  • Creating and editing HTML pages within a Dot Net Nuke website
  •  Creating instructional screencasts
  • Creating technical documentation & style guides
  • Information Architecture
  • Web Development

Work & Educational Requirements:

Knowledge of HTML and social media a must. Experience with video editing a plus. Approximately 10 hours/week commitment. The position is volunteer.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:

Contact Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology, via email ekroski@nyli.org.


Unpaid Internship Position Available at the NYS Attorney General's Real Estate Finance Bureau

Internship Description:

The Real Estate Finance Bureau (“REF”) of the Office of the New York State Attorney General ("OAG") has part-time library science and records management internship positions for volunteers or externships for course credit open for undergraduate and graduate students for the spring semester. Students commit to work part-time for a minimum of 15 hours/week.

Interns will assist the Record Room staff with amendments, plans, syndications, complaints, FOIL requests, and records management. Responsibilities may include drafting reports, updating databases, organizing filing room, and archiving records. In addition, interns gain experience working with State government agency staff. In the past, interns have worked on records management projects. Interns are paired with professional staff in the office who work closely with them to provide mentoring, guidance and advice, thereby facilitating learning and performance.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:

For more information, visit the OAG site at:

http://www.ag.ny.gov/

Go to Resources > Job Opportunities > Select Student Positions under Category > Find Real Estate Finance under Bureau > Click on PDF icon to view the announcement

 


Law Library Assistant (unpaid)*—New York County Supreme Court Law Library


We are the repository for print and online access for judges, law clerks, court attorneys, interns, and other Court staff supporting judicial research and information dissemination within the Civil Branch, New York State Supreme Court, First Judicial District (Manhattan).

Internship Description:

The intern will assist the staff librarian in maintaining and enhancing access to a vast collection of print and online legal resources, updating case reporters, statutory services, treatises, analytical materials, and numerous secondary and topical sources and titles in different formats. Basic cataloguing involves bibliographic data entry of source material into online acquisitions system as updates and new materials are received. Research support activities include handling questions from judges, Court staff, and various outside sources, as well as processing requests from the Court’s automated information retrieval and dissemination service.

*Includes free Lexis and Westlaw accounts for personal/educational use.

Work & Educational Requirements:

Knowledge and understanding of basic library operations. (We will train you beyond that!)

Contact information & Application Instructions:

Contact: Philip Blue
Senior Law Librarian
pblue@nycourts.gov
(646) 386-3672 (desk)
or leave message at (646) 386-3865

 

Library Administration and Business Development Research (Unpaid, Academic credit)—Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto LLP


Fitzpatrick Cella is an AMLAW 200 firm concentrating in intellectual property practice.

Internship Description:

The intern will learn and apply the following skills to support our ongoing projects: competitive intelligence research; intranet web redesign; knowledge management of legal workproduct and business analytics; and library administration. You will work with these resources: Lexis Atvantage, Thomson Innovation, web provided government information sources, Sharepoint, WestKM, Salesforce.com, and Microsoft Excel.

Work & Educational Requirements:

The internship is non-paid and for school credit only. The ideal student will be in the final year of study for the Masters of Library/Information Science and have some additional background in law and/or business. Please make sure your school has a program to provide credit before applying.

In the past, Rutgers, Queens College, LIU, Pratt, and St Johns have awarded credit for interning with our firm.

Contact information & Application Instructions:

You will be under the direction of Jeff Cohan, Director of Libraries and Knowledge Management Services. Jeff is past president of the Law Library Association of Greater New York (2008-2009).

Jeffrey Cohan
FITZPATRICK, CELLA, HARPER & SCINTO
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104-3800
tel/ (212) 218-2103
fax/ (212) 218-2200
e-mail: jcohan@fchs.com
http://www.fitzpatrickcella.com/