Opportunities

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    AFC Folklife – Internships Program 2022 Summary: The Folklife Internship provides experiences in archival practice, cultural heritage research, and programming, while building participants’ knowledge about ethnographic materials. AFC staff supervise work on projects aligned with the successful applicant’s qualifications and interests. US citizens over 18 years old are invited to apply for consideration, including those currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school, recently graduates, and community scholars or other individuals...
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    Archives, History and Heritage Advanced Internship Program – Onsite Internship 2022 Program Overview: The Archives, History and Heritage Advanced (AHHA) Internship Program gives the next generation of diverse archivists and knowledge workers invaluable opportunities to analyze, organize, and interpret collections or programs that help share an inclusive story of the American experience. Internships and projects will heighten visibility and promote accessibility for Library resources that more fully represent the rich cultural and creative heritage of...
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    Archives, History and Heritage Advanced Internship Program – Remote Internship 2022 Program Overview: The Archives, History and Heritage Advanced (AHHA) Internship Program gives the next generation of diverse archivists and knowledge workers invaluable opportunities to analyze, organize, and interpret collections or programs that help share an inclusive story of the American experience. Internships and projects will heighten visibility and promote accessibility for Library resources that more fully represent the rich cultural and creative heritage of...
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    Billington Congressional Fellow The Billington Congressional Fellow program is open to enrolled graduate students with an interest in Congress, public diplomacy, and/or U.S. post-Soviet relations. Program ObjectiveTo follow in the tradition of Librarian of Congress Emeritus and founder of the Congressional Office for International Leadership (COIL) Dr. James H. Billington. Note: COIL was formerly known as the Open World Leadership CenterTo advance knowledge of Congress, the Legislative...
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    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.
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    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, business history, or labor studies. Interns may assist with producing research guides, researching and writing blog posts, creating web products, processing collections, and supporting special programs and events depending on the needs of the Business Reference Section.Note: Thank you for your...
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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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    Collection Conservation Internship The Collection Conservation Internship is designed for graduate students who are currently enrolled.The General Collections Care Section (GCCS) provides treatment and housing of general and reference collections, which are defined as items created after 1801. Treatment activities focus primarily on general and reference collections, where damage to items has been identified through use. Housing is provided through the use of an automated box-making system...
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    Congressional Office for International Leadership Program Management Intern The Congressional Office for International Leadership (COIL) formerly known as the Open World Leadership Center, administers the Open World program, one of the most effective U.S. exchange programs for emerging or struggling democracies. COIL is an agency of the Legislative Branch and supports Congress. More than 30,000 current and future leaders from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine,...
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    Conservation Program Internship The Conservation Program Internship in book, paper, or photograph conservation is for conservation graduate students or emerging conservators with similar experience and offers a unique combination of five individually compelling elements.
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    David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress 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), the fellowship is named in honor of the ICIHS's late founder, David B. Larson, an epidemiologist and psychiatrist who focused...
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    The Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program The Edmund S. Muskie Professional Fellowship Program is a professional development program funded by the U.S. Department of State since 2015 that provides emerging leaders of the Fulbright Program from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia with the opportunity to gain real-world experience complementing and enriching their graduate studies in the United States. Muskie Fellows show a commitment to developing practical skills and...
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    Elizabeth Brown Pryor Internship (via Junior Fellows Program) 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.Note: This internship will not be offered in 2022. Visit this page in September 2022 for the announcement of the 2023
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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.
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    Global Legal Research Volunteer Internship Program The Law Library Global Legal Research Volunteer Internship Program is a volunteer internship intended for LLM students interested in foreign law.The Law Library of Congress, Global Legal Research Directorate provides a highly rewarding and flexible experience, with the opportunity to conduct legal research and assist with drafting research papers, memoranda, and other documents in response to inquiries from Library of Congress patrons, and conduct...
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    Harper-Inglis Post-Graduate Fellowship The goal of the fellowship is to provide emerging conservators or 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 biennially 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.
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    Herencia Crowdsourcing Campaign Internship The Law Library of Congress seeks several remote interns to assist with the crowdsourcing transcription campaign, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents. Herencia is the Library’s first entirely non-English crowdsourcing campaign, consisting of legal documents in the languages of Spanish, Catalan, and Latin from 15th – 19th Century Spain. Interns will work remotely and independently on a series of tasks that will help promote...
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    Informal Learning Office Internship and Volunteer Program (Virtual and/or Onsite) The Informal Learning Office Internship and Volunteer Program is designed for individuals interested in working with children, teens, and families in a library setting. Candidates are expected to have some experience working with children and/or teens in an informal educational setting, such as a library, museum, or camp. The Library welcomes both seasoned professionals and students who will assist with public outreach, programming, collections...
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    Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship for advanced research based on the Alan Lomax Collection. The Lomax Collection is a major collection of ethnographic field audio recordings, motion pictures, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, and other materials that represent Lomax’s lifetime of work to document and analyze traditional music, dance, storytelling, and other...
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    Junior Fellows Program A. Program OverviewB. DescriptionsC. Junior Fellows Program FAQsD. Apply USAjobs.govProgram OverviewThe Library of Congress Junior Fellows Program is an annual summer internship program that 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...
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    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 provides an opportunity for scholars to utilize digital methods, the Library’s large and varied digital collections and resources, curatorial expertise, and an emerging community of digital scholarship practitioners. Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research is particularly welcome in the Kluge Digital Studies program. The fellowship is open to scholars from all disciplines with special consideration given to those whose projects...
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    Kluge Fellowship Program The Kluge Center encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research is particularly welcome in the Kluge Fellowship program. The fellowship is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences with special consideration given to those whose projects demonstrate relevance to contemporary challenges.
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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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    LACE: Huntington Internship Program The Latin America, Caribbean and European (LACE) division supports emerging professionals via the Hispanic Reading Room Internship and the Huntington Fellowship. The Huntington Internship is a paid program providing interns the opportunity to fill information or service gaps within Latin American and Caribbean collections conservation, preservation, library sciences, humanities, art and culture. Note: This internship program is paused for 2022 due to COVID19. Please...
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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.
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    Law Library Content Management Program The Law Library of Congress seeks interns for a project that will serve to increase the visibility of the Law Library of Congress research guides. Volunteers/Interns will work remotely, entering and updating research guide information in the LibGuides content management system. This position is unpaid, but may be used for volunteer hours or course credit, if applicable to their school’s requirements. Participation is subject...
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    Law Library External Relations Assistant Volunteer Internship The Law Library External Relations Assistant Internship is a short-term volunteer internship intended for undergraduate or graduate students to gain experience as a program assistant in external relations. The Law Library of Congress welcomes applications from students in Communications, Digital Media, Public Relations, and related majors.
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    Librarians-in-Residence Program 2022 In support of developing the next generation of librarians and information professionals, the Librarians-in-Residence program will give early-career librarians the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience in at least one track of the following: Archives and Special Collections; Cataloging and Metadata; Collection Preservation; Digital Services; Reference and Instruction. Not every track will be offered each program year. Please refer to the Vacancy Announcement on...
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    Literary Initiatives Volunteer Internship Program The Literary Initiatives 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 office's literary programs, including the National Book Festival, National Book Festival Presents, and other event series; contribute to its special and ongoing projects,...
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    Mary Wolfskill Internship (via Junior Fellows Program) 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. The Fund was established in Wolfskill's...
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    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 Exhibits Office on specific exhibition projects.This is a program of the Center for Exhibits and Interpretation/Exhibits Office.
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    National Stereoscopic Photography Research Fellowship The Prints & Photographs Division’s National Stereoscopic Photography Research Fellowship is made possible by a gift from the National Stereoscopic Association (NSA) for fellowship and lecture funding. The purpose of the award is to support research within the Prints & Photographs holdings of stereoscopic photography and the unparalleled photographic history collections at the Library of Congress—including over 15 million photographs, rare publications, manuscript materials,...
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    National Woman's Party Research Fellowship The National Woman’s Party Research Fellowship is coordinated by the Manuscript Division and is intended to assist researchers in ongoing scholarly research, writing, and other projects broadly related to the history and legacy of the National Woman’s Party. The fellowship will be awarded to applicants proposing well-conceived projects that will use the National Woman’s Party records, the National Woman’s Party library, or other research...
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    NLS Aspiring Leaders Internship Program Program Description: The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), supported by the National Library for the Blind Endowment, sponsors a paid internship that offers legally blind individuals the opportunity to gain work career experience and explore career options working in the areas of collections building, program delivery, and business oversight and management.
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    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.]
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    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...
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    Preservation Science Internship The goal of the internship is to conduct a research and/or technical analysis project appropriate to the intern's level of experience that addresses collection needs. Work is conducted in the Library's science laboratories
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    Preservation Services Internship Preservation Services Internship is open to Currently Enrolled Students (Undergraduate, Graduate)The goal of the internship is to provide Library Science and Information students and graduates with the opportunity to study and work with state-of-the-art digital technologies: used for the digital reformatting of library materials and related preservation workflows, as well as to expose the interns to major Library business operations and binding services in...
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    Preservation Volunteer Program The Preservation Directorate hosts volunteers with relevant preservation experience on an ongoing basis. Selected volunteers work in the preservation division most appropriate to their experience.
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    Presidential Management Fellows The Library of Congress Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a two-year paid internship position intended for currently enrolled graduate, doctoral or law students who successfully meet the criteria as a PMF candidate
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    Remote Metadata Program The Law Library Metadata Program allows volunteers and interns to learn about research and online searching from the “inside out” by creating metadata and keywords from historical legal material that will facilitate the discoverability of this material on the web. Volunteers are able to work in their home or school environment with the convenience of flexible timing and asynchronous training. Projects will focus on...
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    Scholar-in-Residence The Law Library Scholar-in-Residence 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.
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    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 and engineering, as well as library sciences, science communication, and STEM education. Interns may assist with producing research guides, researching and writing blog posts, creating web products, processing collections, and supporting special programs and events depending on the needs of the Science...
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    Service Academies Kluge Center Internship Program The Kluge Center offers research internships to qualified juniors and seniors at the Service Academies. Interns are matched with scholars in residence at the Kluge Center and conduct research on a broad array of subject matter in the humanities and social sciences.