Summer Internship Opportunity

Perkins Coie LLP Library Diversity Internship Program, 2007

Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, Washington, seeks a summer library intern. The internship is a summer program designed to introduce candidates from diverse backgrounds to the challenging and rewarding profession of law firm librarianship. The library intern will have the opportunity to experience firsthand the variety of functions in a large law firm library. The intern will receive training in technical services, have designated reference desk hours, attend staff planning meetings, network with law librarians from other institutions and be involved in special projects such as web page development and library-sponsored training.

Benefits to the intern include the opportunity to work with a team of experienced law librarians in a top AmLaw 100 law firm; introduction to all aspects of special librarianship including serials management, cataloging, circulation, interlibrary loan; development of reference skills and expansion of knowledge of legal resources and databases. Beyond their assigned duties, the intern will be expected to design and carry out a research, instructional or service-based project and to create a research guide or article that may be used on the law firm’s intranet.

We are seeking applicants who are currently enrolled and satisfactorily performing in an ALA accredited school of library and information science. Class work in legal bibliography is preferred but not required. Candidates must possess excellent communications skills and experience with Microsoft Word/Excel. We are seeking applicants with diverse cultural and life experiences. The library internship will run for 6 weeks, beginning in late June or early July, and is a full-time, paid position.

If you wish to apply for this internship, send the following application materials to staffhiringSEA@perkinscoie.com and refer to job number S20070404.
· Resume;
· Names of three references;
· Library school transcript;
· Personal statement including career goals and reasons for applying for the internship (approx. 1 page in lieu of a cover letter).

Applications should be received on or before May 4, 2007.

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