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NLM History of Medicine Division Announces New Volunteer Internship Program

The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, has launched a new volunteer internship program in its History of Medicine Division.

Offering practical, hands-on, results-oriented experience under the direct supervision of permanent Library staff, the program commemorates NLM’s 175th anniversary by celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Library’s service to the public and its stewardship of one of the world’s most treasured history of medicine collections. The program also celebrates public service overall through its connection to the President’s Volunteer Service Awards, an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The NLM History of Medicine Division volunteer internship program welcomes applications from:

  • Undergraduate students in any discipline;
  • Current graduate students in library science or information studies, archival studies, cultural studies, film studies, history of medicine and science, museum studies, preservation, public heath, or related programs; and
  • Other qualified individuals of any age and background who wish to offer their experiences and skills.

Internships are available in the following programmatic areas:

  • Archival arrangement and description
  • Cataloging and bibliography
  • Collection management
  • Digitization initiatives
  • Exhibitions, public programs and outreach
  • Preservation
  • Web Development

Please visit the Web site of the program for complete details, including eligibility requirements.