Thursday, March 31, 2011

Internship - U.S. Green Building Council, DC

USGBC has an opportunity for a practical learning experience for a currently
enrolled undergraduate or graduate student through an un-paid internship
with its Education department.

This internship will provide students with hands-on experience applying
taxonomies, metadata schemas, and data organizational management to the website and USGBC's education programs. Students will be exposed
to knowledge management strategies and quality assurance in order to help
USGBC integrate many important green resources across areas of work.

This position will provide a solid introduction to the work and issues
associated with the collection, analysis, evaluation, packaging, and
dissemination of information in a special library setting. The internship in
knowledge management will work directly with the Knowledge Exchange
Coordinator and support a liaison role with USGBC's Marketing and
Communications department.

This internship is unpaid, and is available in exchange for school credit

*Internship Details Include*

- Correctly apply organizational taxonomies and metatags documents and
guidelines to content
- Perform Quality Assurance on the application of all metatags and
- Develop a metadata workflow and methods document for USGBC and possibly
help train staff on the usage of this workflow document
- Recommend possible data-driven functionality improvements to the website

*Education and Training Requirements/Preferences*

- Current enrollment in undergraduate or graduate degree program
required, preferably in library or information science

*Experience Requirements*

- Experience cataloguing, indexing, metadata or working with a taxonomy
- Working knowledge of XML technologies
- Comfort with data entry

*Other Required Skills and Qualifications*

- A strong focus on and attention to detail and quality results
- Ability to work as part of a team and independently
- Excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills (MS
- Interest in and commitment to USGBC Mission

*Internship Application Instructions*

Please submit resume and letter of interest via email to or
fax to 202-478-5046, ATTN: Human Resources. Please indicate where you saw
the posting for this opportunity. *Application deadline: April 15. **No
phone calls please.*