February 28, 2017
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 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 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.
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.
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.