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Student Intern, Biogen Library and Information Center, Cambridge, MA

The Biogen Library and Information Center invites applications for a library intern. This internship will be full-time from June to August 2019, and will have two areas that the student will work in: researching text mining tools and assisting in library outreach.

Researching text mining tools and applications

  • Research text mining applications and use cases for library projects
  • Apply research to identify preferred applications
  • Work with library staff to create a business plan for the addition of text mining tools to the library
  • Present business plan to library staff
  • Assist in library internal social media efforts
  • Post to Yammer on behalf of the library
  • Create blog posts to advertise library events
  • Participate in the evaluation of library communication efforts: monitor Yammer and blog posts to identify trends 

The Biogen Library and Information Center (BLInC) is committed to providing world-class information, resources, and services to all employees. We aim to provide the right information at the right time to help Biogen succeed in its mission to change the lives of patients.

Our library is completely virtual and accessible to all employees. BLInC provides access to a wide variety of databases, journals, resources, and eBooks on topics ranging from scientific and drug information to regulatory and patent resources. Our services include expert searching, customized research, library and database training, book ordering, and copyright consultations.

Key Learning Objectives 

  • Develop a general knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical libraries.
  • Hands-on experience in a digital library
  • Apply knowledge learned in graduate level coursework to the identify resources and present information
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate text mining tools
  • Hands-on experience to include: interpersonal skills, team work, time management, social media and presentations.
  • Embrace networking opportunities and improve professional communication.
  • Organize, create, and disseminate information via social media

By the end of this internship, the student will have:

  • Expanded their knowledge of corporate librarianship
  • Enhance tools for the Biogen Library
  • Increased technical skills
  • A greater understanding of library practices
  • An understanding of professional standards in the corporate library field
  • Developed a network of current professionals in the field


To participate in the Biogen Intern or Co-op Program, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Enrollment in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program, returning to the academic program following Biogen Intern or Co-op assignment
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.2 preferred
  • At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date
  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate studies
  • Interest in special libraries
  • Great communication skills, verbal and written
  • Attention to detail a must
  • Comfortable working with Microsoft applications OR willing to learn new technologies
  • Time management


Master's level student of Library and Information Sciences and/or Computer Science

Application Instructions: 

The deadline to apply is March 15th. To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link. 

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