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Research Library Intern, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA

Abt Associates is looking for a current MLIS student to support Abt's library services. The Abt Research Library provides support to all of our employees around the world on their research and technical work. The paid internship will provide a great opportunity to learn about a variety of library activities and gain experience working with patrons in a specialized library setting. The intern will assist with a variety of tasks associated with the Abt Research Library services which include:

  • Respond to reference questions, literature searches and other research requests
  • Organization of Abt's print and digital collections
  • Support interlibrary loan retrievals

The intern will be given the opportunity to work with staff across Abt under the direction of the Abt Research Librarian.

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Enrolled in a library science program
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Familiarity with library databases and some reference experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

To apply, please visit the following link. 

Questions? Please reach out to Katherine Smith at


Abt Associates is defined by its mission: to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. That mission drives our top positioning in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. We use rigorous approaches to solving complex challenges, and are regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

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