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The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) is an award-winning online bibliographic database which provides access to information from and about Latin America, the Caribbean basin, the US-Mexico border region, and Latinos in the United States.  The index includes complete bibliographic citations and subject indexing for articles, book reviews, original literary works, documents, and other materials appearing in more than 590 leading scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities published in 33 countries throughout the world.  HAPI Online contains more than 295,000 records dating from 1970 through the present and grows at the rate of about 6,500 records per year.  HAPI has been available on the Web since July 1997. Current staffing includes four FTE Librarians, one full-time programmer, one part-time editorial assistant, one part-time student assistant, and thirty-seven off-campus volunteer contributors who provide most of the raw indexing data, as well as the services of the Latin American Institute’s Administrative Assistant, and Distribution office. We are located on the University of California, Los Angeles campus, in Bunche Hall.

Internship Opportunities:

We are looking for an intern who can work independently and collaboratively on the following projects. Some of these projects might be one quarter long, but there is potential for a multi-quarter approach if some of these projects take longer.  We are also open to a candidate taking on these projects over a series of quarters. Scheduling of projects will be discussed with individual candidates. Under the general direction of one of the Associate Editors you might work on the following available projects 1) create a version of our website for mobile users with the help of our site programmer, 2) develop a marketing strategy for potential subscribers in the U.S., 3) develop a usage survey for subscribers in Latin America and the Caribbean and start developing a marketing strategy for the region, 4) assist us in analyzing our journal content through bibliometrics and data visualization tools.

This internship pays $12.00/hr. Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills might be helpful for some of these projects. For more information about HAPI visit:
www.hapi.ucla.edu

Contact: ssilva@international.ucla.edu or orchid@ucla.edu

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