Opportunities

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    Intern/Volunteer in Geographic Information Science Program The Geographic Information Science Program is intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students.
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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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    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.
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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 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.
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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    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...
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    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 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...
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    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.
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    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.
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    Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection The Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection (donated by the Lovelace Family Trust in honor of James H. Billington) invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship for advanced research based on the Alan Lomax Collection.
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    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.
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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 is intended to examine the impact of the digital revolution on society, culture and international relations using the Library’s collections and resources.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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)
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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 Interpretive Programs Office on specific exhibition projects.
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    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....
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    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.
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    Preservation Internship Program (Binding and Collections Care Division and Mass Deacidification) The Preservation Internship Program (Binding and Collections Care Division and Mass Deacidification ) is intended for library preservation students seeking a short-term internship (usually 1-3 months) that provides an opportunity to gain experience in collections conservation, library binding and/or mass deacidification workflows.
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    Preservation Internship Program (Conservation Division) The Preservation Internship Program (Conservation Division) is intended for conservation students seeking a short-term internship (usually summer, spring, or fall term) that provides an opportunity to gain further experience in special collections conservation.
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    Preservation Science Volunteer Internship Program (Preservation Research and Testing Division) The Preservation Science Volunteer Internship Program is intended for chemistry, science and forensic science majors who are currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students. This program also welcomes visiting scholars and students getting experience before attending graduates school.
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    Preservation Volunteer Program (Binding and Collections Care Division and Mass Deacidification) The Preservation Volunteer Program is intended to provide entry level experience in collections conservation and preservation for applicants preparing to apply to library preservation graduate school or for retired preservation professionals.
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    Preservation Volunteer Program (Conservation Division) The Preservation Volunteer Program (Conservation Division) is intended for specific experiential needs of applicants considering application to conservation graduate programs or for retired preservation professionals.
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    Metadata Internship (Paid) The Law Library Metadata Internship (paid) allows students 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.
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    Remote Metadata Volunteer Internship (Unpaid) The Law Library Metadata Internship (unpaid) allows volunteers 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.
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    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.
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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, 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
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    Student Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Student Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program (SDIIP) is an experiential learning program designed to: 1) introduce a diverse and inclusive group of undergraduate and graduate students to career opportunities with the Congressional Research Service; 2) provide an opportunity for students to learn more about advanced studies as a means to fulfill their long-term career objectives; and 3) to position...
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    Swann Foundation Fellowship Program The Swann Foundation Fellowship is intended to assist currently enrolled students engaged in postgraduate research (within 3 years of receiving of a M.A. or Ph.D.) in ongoing scholarly research and writing projects in the field of caricature and cartoon.
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    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.  
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    The Hispanic Division: Huntington Fellowship Program (Paid) The Hispanic Division Huntington Fellowship Program is a paid program intended for currently enrolled undergraduate students interested in Hispanic collections conservation, preservation, library sciences, humanities, art and culture.
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    U.S. Copyright Office: Abraham L. Kaminstein Scholar in Residence Program The U.S. Copyright Office Abraham L. Kaminstein Scholar in Residence Program invites leading academics with a demonstrated commitment to the study of copyright law and policy to spend time at the Copyright Office, at the invitation of the Register, conducting research and/or working on mutually beneficial projects. Appointments are not made on any fixed schedule but are instead based on the availability of qualified...
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    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...
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    U.S. Copyright Office: Information Technology Internship The U.S. Copyright Office Information Technology Internship provides a volunteer learning experience for students currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students (within one year of graduation) who are interested in the implementation of information technology and library sciences. The program provides an opportunity to work on special projects or supplement staff assignments with technical support while gaining knowledge of established technical procedures and processes and...
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    U.S. Copyright Office: Law Clerk Program, Office of Policy and International Affairs (PIA) The U.S. Copyright Office Law Clerk Program, Office of Policy and International Affairs (PIA) 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. PIA assists the Register with critical policy functions of...
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    U.S. Copyright Office: Law Clerk Program, Office of Registration Policy & Practice (RPP) The U.S. Copyright Office Law Clerk Program, Office of Registration Policy & Practice (RPP) 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 staff on copyright-related issues that arise within the Office and in the courts. Law clerks are instrumental in helping to prepare reports for the...