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Library and Records Management Intern, Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable, Boston, MA

The Department of Telecommunications and Cable ("DTC") is a state agency responsible for overseeing the telecommunications and cable industries in Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The DTC works to ensure that consumers receive high quality communications at just and reasonable rates.  The agency provides expert input into the development of telecommunications and cable related policies for the Commonwealth and the federal government, assists in the expansion of broadband service in Massachusetts, promotes sustainable competition in the telecommunications marketplace and maintains and enforces consumer protections.

Basic Function of the Position: To assist the DTC in capturing, cataloging and modernizing its library and dockets.

Job Description:  The DTC is looking for assistance with organizing its records in order to digitize most documents and tag them for better use by staff.  The position will entail working with the Legal and Administration Divisions to design a strategy to organize, catalog and tag content and train staff on appropriate use of a new database management system.  

The intern should be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite and preferably have knowledge of On Base or a similar database management system as well as knowledge of general cataloging procedure. Intern duties in the records management area may include the following: assist in the development of indexes of agency records; assist in digitizing records; working with staff to determine where and how documents should be retained; and other duties as assigned.

The position will allow the intern to gain practical work experience in project management, cross-team organization and time and resource management; as well as public records law experience.  This position is ideal for someone interested in becoming a law librarian.

Job Type: Internship

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid

Critical Duties and Responsibilities: Organizing, cataloging, tagging and digitizing documents. Training staff on use of On Base Data Management system.

Qualifications: Detail-oriented, creative, resourceful, and a positive attitude. The ideal candidate should be currently enrolled in or recent graduates of a Library Science program. Basic office skills with Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel, search skills, interest in public records management and technology, experience with a data management system.

Preferred Work Experience:  Time in an office or library setting preferred.  This internship is designed for an individual who is interested in exploring librarianship, archives, and records management. 

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Sandra E. Merrick, General Counsel, Department of Telecommunications and Cable at or 1000 Washington Street, Suite 820, Boston, MA 02118-6500. 

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