NewKnowledge is committed to building a pluralistic team with broad academic, life, and work experiences that contribute diverse perspectives to the problems we explore. We believe this diversity is critical to supporting the personal and professional growth of our entire learning community.
New Knowledge Organization Ltd. is seeking a MLIS intern for summer and fall 2017. The intern will serve NewKnowledge as the team’s information specialist, with a focus on data management and library research. This position is similar to those of an academic librarian, but embedded in social science research, along with managing institutional information repositories. The intern will work closely with the NewKnowledge team on various research and evaluation projects, and also independently on institutional projects. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in studying informal education and writing scholarly articles. Daily activities and long-term tasks may include:
Information Management & Institutional Repository
The intern will also be responsible for a special project of mutual choice, which may include:
The MLIS intern is also expected to help program staff as needed. This may include: data entry and analysis, managing communications with project participants, proofreading, drafting literature reviews or reports, transcribing audio recordings, and managing website updates.
The preferred candidate for this internship will have the following attributes:
NewKnowledge is a non-profit, social science think tank based in New York City that partners with agents of change to understand societal issues and develop solutions. Our work aims to expand programs in ways that increase social knowledge, positive lived experiences, and ecological harmony. We pursue an understanding of our society’s grand challenges – in the four areas of wellness, media, cultural growth, and the biosphere – through social scientific research and evaluation. Projects range from small evaluation projects that assess programs to the development of evaluation strategies for organizations like the American Library Association.