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Position announcement: Internship

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) is offering unpaid intern positions for writing English-language abstracts for publications in a variety of languages. These interns will share a unique opportunity to enrich their familiarity with cutting-edge research technology and developments in musicology and related disciplines.

RILM publishes RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, which is widely recognized as the world’s premier abstracted bibliography on music and related disciplines. RILM was established in 1966 and operates under the joint sponsorship of the International Musicological Society, the International
Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres, and the International Council for Traditional Music.

RILM covers research on all types of music and related studies published in all document types (books, articles, reviews, collections, etc.). RILM is fully
searchable with in-depth vocabulary-controlled indexing and detailed abstracts. The data are written, input, and edited to a uniform standard by an international staff of specialists from all subject areas. The database contains over 40 years of data, and is published online and (for certain material)in print.

Interns will learn RILM’s editorial style and apply it to writing English abstracts for unabstracted publications, many of which are not in English. RILM
will provide materials to interns living in New York City; those unable to visit our office must be affiliated with a library that provides access to the
necessary materials, either through its collection or through Interlibrary Loan.

Those interested should send a brief cover letter and C.V., highlighting language expertise, to James Melo, Senior Editor (