Summer Internship Information Sciences

Washington, D.C.
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Created: June 6, 2013



Are you looking to launch your career in a challenging and rewarding summer internship? At AGU, an international non-profit association, you will help to promote the understanding of Earth and space for the benefit of humanity. You will work within a collaborative, agile environment with talented, dedicated professionals who are interested in making a difference.

The Information Services department manages our new association management system (AMS), Avectra netFORUM with heavy input from our colleagues. The AMS centralizes the association’s customer data and is used by most of the AGU staff. You will have the opportunity to plan and build a web-based resource center (wiki) for AGU netFORUM users. This resource center will host and organize all information pertaining to the AMS and its use within AGU. You will also assist the AMS team with daily operational tasks, as assigned. This internship provides an opportunity to lead the implementation of an online resource center and enhance project management and information management skills while learning a database management system first-hand.

Specific duties consist of working closely with the AMS team and key stakeholders to define, organize, and tag content of a web-based resource center for AGU netFORUM users; and building a taxonomy to be used on the resource center, which will house all information pertinent to the AMS operations (processes, tips, access to FAQ’s, option to submit tickets, meeting notes, historical documents, etc.) in an accessible and searchable manner.

The anticipated start date of the internship is 12 June 2013 and the internship duration is eleven weeks.


We are seeking a college student, a graduate student, or a recent graduate. Preferred majors include information science, library science, or a related field. Previous experience developing a taxonomy or designing a wiki preferred. Good research, organizational and problem-solving skills are a must. Ability to analyze different sources of information and organize it for optimal accessibility and retrieval. Ability to look at things from different perspectives and to communicate and work harmoniously with a large and varied team.

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