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Summer 2019 Corporate Librarian Internship, Akamai Technologies, Cambridge, MA

Do you love library science, but feel like the MARC format is holding you back? Are you passionate about information literacy, but school and public libraries aren't your dream? Are you tired of Dewey and want to invent your own classification structure? 


If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, come join our awesome team of top-notch communicators for the summer! Akamai's Network Documentation team is looking for a fearless, independent intern to help tame our information wilderness. We believe that introducing library and information science into a fast-moving computer engineering environment makes everyone, from hardware engineers to field technicians, happier and more effective in their work. 


We're looking for an information professional who is hungry for adventure and innovation, ready to try blazing their own trail, and comfortable working with highly technical materials. Send us your resume and a project, portfolio, or paper that showcases how great you are at skills like these.

As a librarian intern, your responsibilities may include:

  • Applying principles of library science to technical information network
  • Collaborating with communications team to strategize library system
  • Categorizing and classifying technical materials
  • Designing or modifying schemes and standards to meet user or collection needs

Required Skills

Currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's in related field and returning to the program after completion of the internship

Desired Skills

  • Cataloging or classification, especially of non-traditional materials
  • Information literacy instruction or advocacy
  • Understanding information-seeking behavior
  • Designing or modifying schemes and standards to meet user or collection needs
  • Applying information science in a technical or engineering setting
  • Understanding a community, audience, or non-user group


To view the full application and apply, please follow this link. 


About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit and follow @Akamaijobs on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.


Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other's diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more at


Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here


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