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Friday, March 3, 2017

Paid Library Internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A fellowship opportunity is currently available with the Library Science Branch, Division of Public Health Information Dissemination, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA.
Fellows will be placed with a supervising librarian to work on projects in the Library Science Branch. In addition to their projects, interns will have a variety of learning experiences including attending lectures and training sessions, conducting informational interviews and participating in shadowing experiences, going on “field trips," interacting with interns participating in other CDC internship programs, and receiving mentorship from professionals across a range of public health, library and information science disciplines. 
Fellows may have the opportunity to be involved in the following activities:
  • Conducting literature and systematic reviews on a range of public health topics to assist CDC scientists and program officials summarize available evidence and develop recommendations to improve public health.  
  • Systematically searching for and retrieving evidence including establishing search and inclusion criteria, establishing the scope of the search, and refining search results.
  • Interfacing with CDC scientists and program officials requesting searches and other library services to understand their needs.
  • Supporting the library’s use of various software and applied data management activities and supporting research and development of innovative technology solutions.
  • Enhancing the use of technology, tools and techniques to improve health through innovative library science approaches.
  • Maintaining and updating content of library Intranet and Internet sites.
  • Engaging in Web page and library system usability testing and modification.
For more information or to apply go to: