student/intern U.S. Copyright Office: College Internship (Summer)

  • General Website: copyright.gov
  • Program Website: https://www.copyright.gov/about/special-programs/internships.html
  • Hosting Service Unit: Copyright
  • Program Contact: [email protected]
  • Interests/Areas of Study: Any
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Application Period: Ongoing
  • Application Notes: Email a cover letter of interest, federal style resume, transcript (official or unofficial) and a Declaration of Federal Employment (OF306) that together fully and completely demonstrates your possession of the required qualifications to [email protected] Applicants should only complete the first six (6) questions at the top of page one of the OF306, which can be found at https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf
  • Compensation: GS 2 - GS 4 ($11.54 - $15.89)
  • Academic Credit: The Library does not provide academic credit, but you may arrange with your school in advance to receive credit.
  • Available Benefits: Transit; May be eligible for leave.
  • Program Duration: Short-term. Short-term. 3 - 4 months (May – September)
  • Qualifications: Must be a current college student. Experienced using various computer software applications (i.e., data entry, searching, etc.) and office equipment (i.e., copiers, scanners, etc.). Demonstrates attention to detail. Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
Various departments within the U.S. Copyright Office will have opportunities throughout the summer to support existing projects. Applications received will be considered for all available opportunities. Current opportunities are as follows: 

Office of Public Records and Repositories/Records, Research and Certification Section (PRR/RRC) will hire three Clerks for an opportunity to support the Copyright Office Gold Collection Record Book Project.  Duties include, but will not be limited to reallocating, transporting and shelving record books and affixing security strips and barcodes in books of record.

Office of Public Records and Repositories/Recordation Section (PRR/REC) will hire two Clerks for an opportunity to acquire office skills and support the work of staff.  Duties include, but will not be limited to general office assignments (i.e., mailing certificates, filing, data entry, etc.). 

Office of Public Records and Repositories/Records Management Section (PRR/RMS) will hire three Clerks for an opportunity to support the Deposit Copy Storage Unit Inventory Project in the Landover, MD warehouse.  Prefer students seeking careers in Asset Management, Computer Science, Information Technology, Building/Property Management, Facilities Operations, and Quality Assurance or related building services.  Duties include, but will not be limited to preparing copyright deposit for image preservation; photographing deposit material, inventory deposits boxing and labeling inventoried materials; photographing regular and oversize materials by category for the image catalog; determining if all deposits and documents are present and in the correct order; resolving presentation obstacles by rearranging and staging materials; arranging, labels, places material in boxes for subsequent imaging, as necessary; and creating a digital image catalog that is viewable on-line.