Opportunities

  • 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.
  • 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
    Conservation Internship Program (in book, paper, or photograph) The Conservation Program Internship (in book, paper, or photograph) is a long term program intended to fulfil the graduation requirement for conservation school sponsored by the Harper-Inglis Memorial Trust Fund.
    • Opening Date: December 1, 2017
    • Closing Date: December 31, 2017
  • volunteer
    Visitor Service Office: Docent Volunteer Program The Visitors Services Office 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 Library....
  • researcher/fellow
    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.
  • 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. HNIP a partnership between the Library of Congress and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program. Placements are coordinated by the Library of Congress Hispanic...
  • researcher/fellow
    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.
  • volunteer
    Visitor Service Office: Information Volunteer Program The Visitors Services Office 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, Information...
  • 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.