Fields: public interest, data analysis, communications, government, technology
Location: NYC New York
Deadline: May 25, 2018
Details and Requirements: Tiny Panther Consulting is looking for LIS students and recent graduates to join an exciting pilot project in partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA), Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), Pratt Institute, and the Mayor’s Fund. Since 2012, New York City has been committed to making government data freely available to the public; today more than 2000+ datasets are available on the NYC Open Data Portal. This summer, we will be embarking on a project funded by the Sloan Foundation to help more New Yorkers access these resources. We will review the City’s data dictionaries — the user guides that go along with each dataset — and create a Usability Guide to help the City with creating data dictionaries that any New Yorker can use. If “Metadata for All!” is a rallying cry for you, we want your help. You, the ideal candidate, have: Demonstrated interest in information usability, metadata, open data, government documents, and/or reference; Creativity, flexibility, and enthusiasm for jumping into a brand new project; Focus for digging into data and metadata ~ We offer interns: $20/hour, part-time, 2-3 days per week; Desk space at METRO (located in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan); On-the-job training in data analysis and NYC Open Data; A chance to work with open data coordinators at multiple City Agencies; An opportunity to create portfolio-quality work. People of color, women, and gender non-binary humans are strongly encouraged to apply! We welcome a broad range of voices and experiences.