The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is seeking a graduate-level student in library science or history for a summer internship.
The Mission and Environment
As the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve’s mission is to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system
The Research Library, with a staff of eleven, offers a full array of desktop and customized library services to the 2,000 staff members at the Board. Over 200 of the Board’s staff are PhD economists, and many more staff members provide support for the research process. This is a concentration of economic expertise exceeding that of most other institutions. Research at the Board is data intensive and Internet dependent.
The Research Library’s summer intern will help create a catalog of papers and publications relevant to the history of the Board of Governors and of the Federal Reserve System. The intern will identify the location and craft a brief description of personal papers of Governors and critical staff. The intern will also identify and describe important seminal documents available in libraries and archives outside the National Archives. The intern may also assist in identifying sources of photographs and gathering information for potential digitization projects.
Applicants must be a student in a Master’s degree program in library or information science at an ALA-accredited institution or a student in a Master’s or doctoral program in history. Additionally, applicants should have a knowledge of and interest in technology, metadata, and business research.
Knowledge of economics, banking, finance, or business topics demonstrated through college coursework or work experiences.
Interested parties can apply by e-mailing a resume and cover letter to Chris.Benson@frb.gov