Opportunities

  • 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.
  • researcher/fellow
    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.
  • researcher/fellow
    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 Internship Program (Conservation Division) The Conservation Internship Program (Conservation Division) is intended for conservation graduate students and fulfills the final-year graduation requirements for the U.S. conservation graduate programs.
  • 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
    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.
  • researcher/fellow
    Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations The Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center is intended for any aspect of foreign policy or international relations involving the United States. The approach may draw upon biography, history, the social sciences, and the full linguistic, photographic, legal, film and other resources of the Library of Congress. Open to distinguished scholars...
  • 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...
  • professional
    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.
  • researcher/fellow
    National Digital Stewardship Residency 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
    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....
  • professional
    Teacher-in-Residence In the Teacher-in-Residence program, a K-12 educator works with Educational Outreach staff to help teachers incorporate the Library’s collections of digitized primary sources into high-quality instruction. Previous Teachers-in-Residence have led professional development workshops, represented the Library at various conferences across the United States, and developed teaching materials and lesson plans using the Library’s digitized primary sources for national distribution.  
  • researcher/fellow
    U.S. Copyright Office: Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program The U.S. Copyright Office Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program offers 18 to 24-month paid fellowships for attorneys in the initial stages of their careers who demonstrate exceptional ability and interest in copyright law ("Ringer Fellows”). Ringer Fellows work closely with senior attorneys and others in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), the Office of Policy and International Affairs (PIA), the Office of...
  • student/intern
    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.
  • volunteer
    Young Readers Center Volunteer Program The Young Readers Center Volunteer Program is designed for individuals interested in working with children and young adults in a library setting. Volunteers are expected to have some experience working with children in an educational setting, such as a library or classroom. The Library benefits by having both seasoned professionals and students who assist with public outreach, programming, collections, and promotion of the Library’s...
  • researcher/fellow
    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