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Need a bright, motivated MSI student?

The School of Information is actively soliciting host organizations for Alternative Spring Break. Last year more than 100 SI master’s degree students spent the week of spring break working at over 50 nonprofit, cultural, educational, and government organizations in New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Washington, D.C. They worked on information-management service projects for institutions like the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the Huffington Post, the Cabrini-Connections Tutor/Mentor Connection, the United Nations, and the Detroit Public Library.

Projects included archiving, cataloging, research, web development, digitizing, curating, creating online tutorials, and database development.

If your organization, or one you know, could use a dedicated, capable — and best of all, free — graduate student (or two or three!) for a week in March, please contact Kelly Kowatch at kkowatch@umich.edu.

Alternative Spring Break host sites must be:

• A public sector organization (non-profit, government, education, or cultural)

• In the metropolitan area of Chicago, Detroit, New York City, or Washington, D.C., accessible through public transportation from the downtown area (with the exception of Detroit)

• Willing to provide a professional-level project or projects related to the School of Information’s areas of study

• Willing to spend time with the students, providing them with a well-rounded experience, educating them on the purpose of the organization, and introducing them to relevant colleagues

The application deadline for host organizations is Jan. 7, 2011.

Posted by kkowatch at December 6, 2010 08:39 AM

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