Will you be around Portland, Maine this summer? Are you interested in libraries, programming, or website design? LibraryThing’s looking for a local intern (or two) to work on a variety of projects for us. Depending on your interests and skills, we may have you work on programming or design for LibraryThing.com; we’d also be interested in having some help on various Legacy Library projects, so if you have an interest in historical libraries and bibliography, we’d love to hear from you too!
Potential internship opportunities:
- LibraryThing.com programmer. Build a new feature (or improve an existing one) for LibraryThing.
- Designer-developer. Help LibraryThing plan its future look.
- Legacy Libraries researcher/cataloger. Assist with research, cataloging and maintenance of the Legacy Libraries.
- Design. The standard software and a keen eye.
- Legacy Libraries, we’re looking for someone with an interest in library history and bibliographic description. You don’t need to have the programming and design skills mentioned above, but a familiarity with bibliographic databases and rare books is a must.
- Bonus. Familiarity with LibraryThing itself would be extremely helpful.
- We like to hire people who care about books and libraries, and believe in a open and humane vision of the future for both. We live to create technologies that make readers happy and keep libraries vital.
- LibraryThing is an informal, high-pressure and high-energy environment. Programming is rapid, creative and unencumbered by process. We put a premium on speed and reliability, communication and responsibility.
LibraryThing is headquartered in Portland, Maine. For these internships we’re looking for people who can be in the office regularly.
Compensation & Schedule
We’ll pay—minimum wage, but we’ll pay! We’ll work with you to come up with a suitable schedule for the summer, but ideally we’d like you to commit to about a month with us.
How to apply
Send an email and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Instead of a cover letter, go through this blog post in your email, responding to it, especially the skills and intangibles part, and suggest some ways you could be useful or projects you’d love to work on. Include your availability for the summer months (June, July, August).