May 04, 2016
There are many internship, fellowship, and volunteer program opportunities throughout the Library. Select your interests and qualifications from the options below, select the "Search" button, and view the programs at the bottom of the screen.
Note: Nonresident aliens applying for participation in these Library of Congress programs may only be selected if they are eligible for U.S. visas.
Note: Internships and Fellowships may constitute short-term employment. Volunteer programs do not result in employment with the Library of Congress.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Law Recruit Program offers law students the opportunity for permanent employment as legislative attorneys with the CRS American Law Division. The program is open to law students in their final year of law school. Library of Congress employees who possess a law degree but are not serving in the General Attorney (GS-905) series are also eligible to apply.
Program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain professional work experience at the Library of Congress.
Two-year developmental appointments that have the possibility of leading to permanent positions. Successful completion of the 2-year Fellowship results in non-competitive conversion to permanent employment.
Program offers advanced educational and experiential opportunity in book conservation.
The Archie Green Fellowships support original, independent field research into the culture and traditions of American workers and/or occupational groups found within the United States.
Undergraduate students at Mary Washington College , particularly those who represent underserved communities such as Hispanics, work on Hispanic literature tapes, and transcribe materials.
Named after a longtime Manuscript Division staff member who retired as the head of the division's Reference & Reader Services Section in 2005, the Mary Wolfskill Trust Fund is used to support internships in the Manuscript Division that will foster interest in archival work among graduate and undergraduate students, particularly minorities or students from smaller and lesser-known schools.
Program offers an opportunity to conduct a research and/or technical analysis project in newly renovated science laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation that addresses preservation challenges presented by library materials, such as paper, photographs, pigments, adhesives, binders, additives, coatings, magnetic tape, optical discs, grooved media, etc.
Program offers advanced educational and experiential opportunities in paper conservation.
Program offers advanced educational and experiential opportunities in photograph conservation.
Fellowship offering financial support to individuals engaging in scholastic research at the Library of Congress, in the area of Asian studies
Offers foreign students accepted into the Muskie Program a four month summer work experience at the Library, with a stipend paid to the student by the Program, in areas such as public administration, law, business, international affairs, communications, human resource management, and research.
This program is designed to provide recent college graduates and graduate students with real work experience in a research environment. The applicants may have degrees in Latin American of Iberian Studies in the Humanities, Social Sciences or in Library Science. The applicant must have working knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese. Each fellow spends 8 to 12 weeks in the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress working on state-of-the art programs.
The Program is designed for current or recently graduated students wishing to gain experience in web design, data analytics, and computer graphics.
The American Folklife Center has available at all times of the year a limited number of volunteer internships through which individuals may work with the collections in the Archive of Folk Culture. See American Folklife Internships and Awards page: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/interns.html
Program offers volunteers the opportunity to assist researchers in mapping out a logical strategy for using the Libraries vast resources.
Program provides access to the Library's vast collections for purpose of research and publication in the field of caricature and cartoon
The Internship Program is designed to provide an opportunity to apply theory to an exhibit-work environment using the Library's vast collections. IPO would like the exhibit internship to be a rewarding experience for the candidate. Our office expects that the intern will apply and adapt what she or she has learned in the classroom and in the professional realm to their assignments and to discuss any ideas openly and freely with the staff. Instruction and supervision will be provided for all assignments. After an initial orientation of the Library, which includes a tour of all three buildings, exhibition sites, reading rooms, and an introduction to selected staff members and curators, the intern will be expected to work independently on all assignments.
The American Law Division accepts interns for the fall and spring academic terms and for the summer. Internships are available to students who are in, or have completed two years of law school. Working directly with attorneys in the division, interns research and explain legal issues of current interest to Congress, attend briefings and assist in writing analytical reports and memoranda.
Program offers advanced educational and experiential opportunities in preventive conservation.
Offers professionals in diverse fields to pursue their personal interests.
Montgomery College students are able to work on cultural heritage projects, and translate collections.
This volunteer opportunity offers candidates a 4-month behind-the-scenes training designed to familiarize them with the breadth and depth of the world's largest library. Qualifying docents will serve a weekly duty shift to provide tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building's public spaces.
The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program offers undergraduate and graduate students insights into the environment, culture and collections of the world's largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge. The focus of the program is on increasing access to special, legal and copyright collections, and promoting awareness and appreciation of the Library's services to researchers including Congressional members, scholars, students, teachers and the general public. In the past, summer fellows have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems representing rich cultural, creative, and intellectual resources.
A progressive program that provides a salary (paid positions), supervision and career assistance.
This volunteer activity offers the individual the opportunity to serve at the Library's five busy Information Desks, in the Jefferson and Madison Buildings.
The Copyright Technology Office provides support for the main electronic Copyright Office (eCO) system and other peripheral applications that support daily operations. This internship provides invaluable knowledge and work experience through a variety of tasks that support automated planning and execution of Copyright Office technology systems. Interns will have an opportunity to work on special projects or supplement staff assignments with technical support while gaining knowledge of established technical procedures and processes, System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), business analysis (i.e., system implementations, IT strategy, and business support services, etc.), and other technical writing assignments (i.e., documenting plans, researching for feasibility studies, incident/problem reports, etc.).
The U.S. Copyright Office is a federal agency that is part of the Library of Congress. The mission of the Copyright Office is to promote creativity by administering and sustaining an effective national copyright system. Additional information about the Copyright Office can be found at www.copyright.gov. The Copyright Office has positions available for law clerks in the Office of the General Counsel, Office of Policy and International Affairs, Office of the Register, and the Registration Program's Office of the Associate Register.
The Library of Congress Office of the General Counsel hosts volunteer law clerks during the summer and through the school year. The positions are unpaid, yet offer a good opportunity to learn the law in a federal government setting. Students may work for academic credit. Clerks undertake legal research and writing in virtually all areas of the law that OGC handles. They also participate in meetings with Library managers and other attorneys. The OGC is interested in students with a knowledge of or interest in the federal practice of law and litigation. The positions are open to 1L, 2L and 3L law students in good standing with strong research and writing skills and strong references. US Citizenship is required. If you are interested in applying for a position, please send us a resume, statement of interest, and writing sample.
The U.S. Copyright Office has an opportunity for college student volunteers to help make historical records easily available to future generations.
The program is designed for individuals who are studying English or Creative Writing, and is intended to offer training for those looking to have a career in arts administration and public programming. Interns will assist with the Poetry and Literature Center's public programs, contribute to its special and ongoing projects, and assist the office in its day-to-day activities.
The European Division offers at all times of the year a limited number of volunteer internships through which individuals may work with collections relating to European studies.
The Hispanic Division offers throughout the year a limited number of volunteer internships. Individuals selected to the program may work with the collections relating to Iberian, Latin American, Caribbean, and Hispanic/Latino studies.
Program offers a limited number of internship opportunities throughout the year for developing knowledge and hands-on skills in collections care, reformatting, commercial binding, and mass deacidification.
Internship provides the opportunity to study and work with state-of-the-art digital technologies for digital reformatting of library materials.
The Young Readers Center offers at all times of the year a limited number of volunteer internships through which individuals may work with collections and programming relating to children's and young adult services.
The program is designed for individuals interested in working with children and young adults in a library setting. Generally, volunteers may have a background in education, either in library or classroom; but at least some experience working with this cohort. They may also be young people over the age of eighteen seeking a volunteer experience in a library setting.
The Preservation Directorate hosts volunteers with basic library preservation and conversation experience throughout the year.