student/intern Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program
- Hosting Service Unit: All Library of Congress
- Program Contact: [email protected]
- Interests/Areas of Study: STEM; Collections Conservation and Preservation; Law; Business; Humanities, Art and Culture; Library Information Science; Communications; Chemistry and Science; Congressional Relations; Geography and Maps; Government and Business Administration; Information Technology; Legislative Information; Policy Analysis; Public Relations; Cataloguing; Copyright; Digital Stewardship; Education; Finance; Outreach; Project & Project Management; Research; Web Services
- Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
- Application Period: Annually
- Application Notes: See below for: A. General FAQ on all the programs available at the Library; B. Specific FAQ on the Junior Fellows Program; C. Specific information on the program including project descriptions D. Apply for the 2019 internship at USAJobs in December 2018.
- Compensation: $4,500.00 (taxable income of $450.00 per week)
- Academic Credit: The Library does not provide academic credit, but you may arrange with your school in advance to receive credit.
- Available Benefits: Transit. LC Internal Discounts.
- Program Duration: Short-term. May 28th - August 2nd, 2019
- Qualifications: Currently Enrolled Students (Undergraduate, Graduate) or have graduated in the months of December 2018-June 2019
- Frequently Asked Questions
Please see below for the following information on the program:
The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world's largest, all-inclusive library. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, fellows explore digital initiatives and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. Fellows are exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access, and information technology. In the past, summer fellows have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems representing the Library’s rich cultural, creative and intellectual assets. No previous experience is necessary, but fellowships are competitive and special skills or knowledge are usually desired. Selections are based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and an interview with a selection official
The focus of the program is to increase access to special, legal and copyright collections, and to promote awareness and appreciation of the Library's services to researchers including Congressional members, scholars, students, teachers, and the general public. Fellows encourage the use of collections and services − ensuring that the Library of Congress is known as a living, dynamic center for scholarly work and connections. Program participants inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve, and research collections in varied formats, as well as assist in digital library initiatives. Upon completion of their assignments, fellows work closely with Library curators and specialists to plan and present a display of their most significant discoveries and accomplishments.
The Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program is made possible by a generous gift from James Madison Council member Nancy Glanville Jewell through the Glanville Family Foundation and from the Knowledge Navigators Trust Fund, which was established with a lead gift from H. F. (Gerry) Lenfest, former chairman of the Madison Council, and with major support provided by members of the Council. The program was originally made possible through the generosity of the late Mrs. Jefferson Patterson.
The Junior Fellows Program offers a paid ten week internship for undergraduate and graduate students working with Library of Congress collections. The fellows explore digital initiatives and inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve and research a backlog of special, legal or copyright collections in many different formats.
Applications for the 2019 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program will be available (tentatively) December 10, 2018 through January 11, 2019 on USAJOBS.gov. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.
Applications will be forwarded to selecting officials in the Library who will arrange telephone interviews with promising applicants, based on materials submitted. After completion of the selection process those selected will be provided with detailed information on reporting for their fellowship.
The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.
Projects for 2019
Below are the 2019 summer project descriptions, to present the scope and range of work Junior Fellows conduct.