2018 Intern: Library Studies – Metropolitan Council

Salary: $18.50 Hourly
Location: Empire/Farmington Plant, MN
Job Type: Intern
Department: Environmental Services
Job Number: 2017-00295
Closing: 2/4/2018 11:59 PM Central

As a Library Studies Intern, you will organize scanned electronic documents and will make them searchable and user friendly. Documents include multi-volume operations and maintenance manuals, equipment specifications, vendor manuals, scientific reports and various technical documentation. These documents provide needed information for operating and maintaining the plant and are important to managers, trades people, plant operators and support staff. Currently, hard copies are available, but these documents are difficult to use because they are not searchable. Finding information is often difficult, due to the inability to search the document electronically. Electronic documents will make information available to staff at various work locations. Hard copy documents are currently being scanned to make them electronic. Assistance is developing and implementing a system for making these scanned documents assessable, searchable, and usable is needed. This is a full time (40 hrs/week) paid internship that will begin on May 29, 2018 and go until the end of August 2018.


What does a 2018 Internship with the Metropolitan Council entail?
As a 2018 Intern with the Metropolitan Council you will benefit from on the job training and mentoring along with participation in team projects, social events and professional development. Interns will receive the opportunity to build professional relationships and enhance their interpersonal skills. Interns will also interact with their coworkers and participate in projects that directly impact business value.

Who is the Metropolitan Council?
The Metropolitan Council is made up of several operating divisions that service the Twin Cities Metropolitan area in a number of ways:

Metro Transit provides bus and light rail public transportation for the greater metropolitan area
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) manages wastewater treatment plants and the regional wastewater collection system for the seven-county metropolitan region
Community Development is responsible for helping the Council shape its regional growth plan and Metro HRA provides affordable housing programs in the region
Metropolitan Transportation Services (MTS) is responsible for the transportation planning functions as the Twin Cities metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for transportation
Regional Administration provides support services (Finance, Payroll, HR, etc.) for the Council

Examples of Duties
• Organize electronic documents
• Add internal bookmarks and metadata to scanned documents
• File scanned documents electronically and make accessible through various search techniques


• Must be enrolled in a post-secondary education program OR Be a recent graduate (within 12 months) from a post-secondary education program
• Able to work full time summer

• Knowledge of electronic document management systems
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Proficient computer skills, including Adobe Acrobat

Library studies, English, Information Management

Supplemental Information

To Apply:
• Complete the application and answer the supplemental questions
• Attach a resume and unofficial transcript
• Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States

FLSA: Non-exempt
Safety Sensitive: No

Selection Process:
Candidates’ education, experience, resume and answers to the supplemental questions will be reviewed for relevancy to the position. Be sure to list completely all of the education, training and experience you have in your application materials. Not all applicants will receive an invitation to interview.

Conditional Offers:
All offers are conditioned upon a review and verification of education as well as passing a pre-employment drug-screen. Some positions also require a pre-employment or pre-transfer physical.

Offers are also conditioned upon passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic disqualification from the selection process. The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis. Convictions are reviewed based upon the relatedness of the conviction to duties of the position as well as a candidate’s ability to demonstrate adequate rehabilitation.

Metropolitan Council employees who are applying for positions which are Safety Sensitive, supervisory/managerial; are located in Finance, Information Services (IS), Human Resources; or have access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers, transit fare cards will be required to pass a criminal background check.

Please note: Making a false statement or withholding information (misrepresentation) may cause an applicant to be barred from consideration for the position.

The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at 612-349-7558.

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