Opportunities

  • researcher/fellow
    Blanton Owen Fund Award The Blanton Owen Fund is offered biennially to support ethnographic field research and documentation in the United States, especially by young scholars and documentarians.
  • student/intern
    Business Reference Section - Volunteer Internship Program The Business Reference Section Volunteer Internship Program is intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students interested in business development, library sciences, economics or labor studies to assist with producing annotated bibliographies and updating the Business Reference Services' web page.
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    Carroll Fellows Program at Georgetown University The Carroll Fellows Program at Georgetown University is intended for students currently enrolled in undergraduate studies an opportunity to research at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.
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    CLIR-LOC Mellon Fellowship Program (Preservation Research and Testing Division) The CLIR-LOC Mellon Fellowship Program is intended to support original source dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States.
  • student/intern
    Conservation Program Internship (in book, paper, or photograph conservation) The Conservation Program Internship (in book, paper, or photograph conservation) is a 9-11 month program intended to fulfil the graduation requirement for conservation school and is sponsored by the Harper-Inglis Memorial Trust Fund.
  • professional
    David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality The David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of health and spirituality. Made possible by a generous endowment from the International Center for the Integration of Health and Spirituality (ICIHS). This effort seeks to encourage the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality...
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    Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award The purpose of the Parsons Fund Award is to increase awareness of the ethnographic collections at the Library of Congress and to make the collections of primary ethnographic materials housed anywhere at the Library available to the needs and uses of those in the private sector.
  • researcher/fellow
    Global Legal Research Volunteer Internship Program The Law Library Global Legal Research Volunteer Internship Program is a volunteer internship intended for law school students interested in foreign law.
  • professional
    Kislak Fellowship for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas The Kislak Fellowship for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas provides two short-term fellowships annually for independent scholars, students, and college and university faculty to conduct research based on items from the Kislak Collection. The Kislak Fellows Program supports scholarly research that contributes significantly to a greater understanding of the history and cultures of the Americas.
  • volunteer
    Kluge Center Volunteer The Kluge Volunteer Program is intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students or library professionals interested in assisting researchers of humanities and social sciences.
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    Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies The Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies is intended to examine the impact of the digital revolution on society, culture and international relations using the Library’s collections and resources.
  • researcher/fellow
    Kluge Fellowship Program The Kluge Fellowship Program invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multilingual research is particularly welcome.
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    Kluge Staff Fellowship Program The annual Kluge Staff Fellowship Program is a fellowship competition open only to Library of Congress staff members. Library staff wishing additional information on this fellowship may go to the LC Staff Intranet.
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    Law Clerk Program Working directly with attorneys in the division, CRS law clerks research and explain legal issues of current interest to Congress, attend briefings, and assist in writing analytical reports and memoranda.
  • student/intern
    Law Library External Relations Assistant Volunteer Internship Program The Law Library External Relations Assistant Internship is a short-term volunteer internship intended for undergraduate or graduate students to gain experience as program assistant in external relations.
  • student/intern
    Law Library Volunteer Internship Program The Law Library Volunteer Internship is a volunteer internship intended for students interested in law librarianship from graduate students in library science or law-related professions and disciplines.
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    Law Recruit Program The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Law Recruit program offers the opportunity to support the CRS mission of serving the Congress throughout the legislative process as a legislative attorney with the American Law Division.
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    Librarians-in-Residence Pilot Program The Library of Congress seeks early-career librarians to bring their intellectual engagement, technological savvy, and theoretical understanding of library and information science concepts to bear on practical challenges via the Librarians-in-Residence Pilot Program.
  • student/intern
    Mary Washington College Intern Program (Unpaid) The Mary Washington College Intern Program is a volunteer program intended for currently enrolled undergraduate students interested in Hispanic collections conservation, preservation, library sciences, humanities, art and culture. (Participating universities: William & Mary, Notre Dame, Hollins)
  • student/intern
    Museum Studies Non-Paid Internship Program The Museum Studies Non-Paid Internship Program is intended for museum studies students and is designed to provide an opportunity to apply theory to an exhibit-work environment using the Library's vast collections and to work closely with staff of the Interpretive Programs Office on specific exhibition projects.
  • researcher/fellow
    National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) The National Digital Stewardship Residency is intended for emerging digital professionals to build a dedicated community of professionals who will advance our nation's capabilities in managing, preserving, and making accessible the digital record of human achievement. This will enable current and future generations to fully realize the potential of digital resources now and for years to come.
  • student/intern
    Office of the General Counsel: Law Clerk Program The Office of the General Counsel Law Clerk Program offers law students an opportunity to learn about the federal practice of law and litigation in a federal agency setting. The mission of the OGC is to provide prompt and effective legal advice to Library management upon request and in anticipation of need. The office handles a wide variety of legal issues, including contracts and...
  • student/intern
    Open World Leadership Center Summer Internship The Open World Leadership Center administers the first and only international exchange agency in the U.S. Legislative Branch that is completely controlled by Congress. Note: [This internship is currently close and not accepting applications.]
  • student/intern
    Paul Peck Humanities Institute Internship Program The Paul Peck Humanities Institute Internship Program is intended for currently enrolled undergraduate students of Montgomery College a growth opportunity that will enrich the student's learning experience. The students will be exposed to the professional environment of the world's largest research library by participating in a range of activities. Students with language skills may be assigned to projects that will enhance their cultural and...
  • student/intern
    Poetry and Literature Center Volunteer Internship Program The Poetry and Literature Center Volunteer Internship 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....
  • student/intern
    Preservation Digital Technology Volunteer Internship Program (Preservation Reformatting Division) The Preservation Digital Technology Volunteer Internship Program provides experience with all aspects of digital and microfilm reformatting for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students or other library professional.
  • researcher/fellow
    Scholar-in-Resident The Law Library Scholar-in-Resident is intended to further legal scholarship offering an opportunity for a scholar, researcher or library professional desiring to conduct in-depth research that would further the mission of the Law Library of Congress in serving the United States Congress and all of its constituents.
  • student/intern
    Science Reference Section - Volunteer Internship Program The Science Reference Section Volunteer Internship Program is intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students interested in all areas of science, technology and library sciences to assist with producing annotated bibliographies and updating the Science Reference Services' web page and support special projects and events, depending on their experience and the needs of the section
  • student/intern
    U.S. Copyright Office: Law Clerk Program, Office of General Counsel (OGC) The U.S. Copyright Office Law Clerk Program (OGC) provides volunteer legal internships for talented law students with an interest in copyright law and policy. Law clerks gain valuable experience and insight working with Office attorneys on copyright-related issues that arise within the Office, before Congress and in the courts. Law clerks are instrumental in helping to prepare Copyright Office reports for Congress. These Law...
  • student/intern
    U.S. Copyright Office: Law Clerk Program, Public Information & Education (PIE) The U.S. Copyright Office Law Clerk Program, Public Information & Education (PIE) provides volunteer legal internships for talented law students with an interest in copyright law and policy. Law clerks gain valuable experience and insight working with Office attorneys on copyright-related issues that arise within the Office and among the general public. Law clerks are instrumental in assisting in the development of authoritative copyright...
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    U.S. Copyright Office: Public Resource Archive Internship The U.S. Copyright Office Public Resource Archive Internship is a short term paid internship intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students (within one year of graduation) interested in archives and library sciences.
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    Manuscript Division: Volunteer Internship in Processing Services The Manuscripts Volunteer Internship in Processing Services is a short-term program intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students (within one year of graduation) to gain experience through a project that aids processing the records of professional organizations; storing and managing over 11,000 collections.
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    Volunteer Internship Program (CRS) Congressional Research Service volunteer internships give students and professionals an opportunity to observe and learn about the legislative process at the national level.
  • student/intern
    The European Division: Volunteer Internship Program The European Division Volunteer Internship Program is a program primarily for U.S. citizens (both students and non-students) who have at least a basic reading knowledge of a European language. Exceptions to U.S. citizenship are explained on the Program Website, above. Note: For Spanish and Portuguese, see Hispanic Reading Room opportunities.
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    Manuscript Division: Volunteer Internships in Reference Services The Manuscripts Volunteer Internships in Reference Services is a short term program intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students (within one year of graduation) offering experience in entry level circulation, reference response and finding aid usage.
  • student/intern
    Young Readers Center Internship Program Hosted by the Center for Learning, Literacy, and Engagement, the Young Readers Center (YRC) at the Library of Congress seeks interns between the weeks of January 14 and May 13, 2019 to support the daily operation of the YRC and help it more closely align its programming for toddler through 16 year old audiences with Library of Congress digitized collections. Interns will gain high-quality...
  • student/intern
    American Folklife Center Volunteer Internship Program AFC Volunteer Internship Program has available at all times of the year a limited number of volunteer internships through which individuals may work with the collections in the Center's archive and the Veterans History Project for career and work experience.
  • student/intern
    Archaeological Research Interns in The Kislak Collection The Archaeological Research Internship in The Kislak Collection is intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students and provides an opportunity to work with a world class collection of archaeological objects in a search setting.
  • researcher/fellow
    Archie Green Fellowship The Archie Green Fellowships are intended to support new research documenting Occupational Folklife in contemporary American and to generate significant born-digital archival collections (audio and/or video recordings of interviews with contemporary American workers, with accompanying photographs and field notes), which will be preserved in the American Folklife Center archive and also made available online to researchers and the public.
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    Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology at The John W. Kluge Center is intended for research at the intersection of the science of astrobiology and its humanistic and societal implications. Note: The Kluge Center serves as "collection reviewers" to identify suitability of research with custodial libraries. Open to distinguished scholars worldwide.
  • volunteer
    Office of Visitor Engagement: Docent Volunteer Program The Office of Visitor Engagement Docent Volunteers give 45 minute tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building’s art, architecture, and history. Docents are prepared through an extensive 16-week training program designed to equip volunteer docents with the information and skills necessary to lead tours of the Library's historic Thomas Jefferson building. The classes are presented by Library staff as well as experts from outside the...
  • student/intern
    Elizabeth Brown Pryor Internship The Manuscript Division Elizabeth Pryor Trust Fund Internship is a program intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students interested in collections conservation, preservation, library sciences, humanities, art and culture.
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    Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program The Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program is intended to assist graduate students, independent scholars, researchers, and librarians an opportunity to pursue research in the area of Asian studies, using the unparalleled collections of the Asian Division and the Library of Congress.
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    Geospatial Volunteer Program The Geospatial Volunteer Program is intended for individuals interested in geography, cartography and geospatial studies.
  • student/intern
    HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program (HNIP) is a paid internship intended for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students for available positions throughout the Library of Congress in all areas of study. See https://www.hacu.net/hacu/Eligibility.asp for additional HNIP requirement information. The internship program is a partnership between the Library of Congress and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship...
  • researcher/fellow
    Harper-Inglis Post Graduate Fellowship Program (Conservation or Preservation Research and Testing Division) The Harper Inglis Post Graduate Fellowship Program is intended to provide emerging conservators or preservation scientists who have completed their formal education in book, paper, or photograph conservation or preservation science with the opportunity to focus on a research project while refining their practical/laboratory skills.
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    Henry Reed Fund Award The Henry Reed Fund is offered biannually to provide small awards to support activities directly involving folk artists, especially when the activities reflect, draw upon, or strengthen the collections of the American Folklife Center.
  • student/intern
    The Hispanic Division: Volunteer Internship Program The Hispanic Division Volunteer Internship Program is a volunteer program intended for currently enrolled undergraduate students and individuals interested in Hispanic collections conservation, preservation, library sciences, humanities, art and culture.
  • student/intern
    Information Systems, Analytics and Computer Graphics Internship Program The Information Systems, Analytics and Computer Graphics Internship Program is intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students interested in government and business administration and/or information technology who are available for three to nine months.
  • volunteer
    Office of Visitor Engagement: Information Volunteer Program The Office of Visitor Engagement Information Desk Library’s volunteer position offers an individual the opportunity to serve at several locations, in the Library’s Jefferson and Madison Buildings. The volunteer greets and orients researchers and visitors as they arrive at the Library. Information volunteers must be customer service oriented and be ready to share information in a clear and professional manner. After the half-day training,...