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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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.
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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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    Summer Remote Program: Creative Digital Publications The Law Library of Congress seeks volunteers and interns for creating visual data research and creative writing publications that will provide access to legal material on the Law Library of Congress website. This program is part-time, remote, and independent, in a mostly asynchronous setting. The project will focus on researching a topic of interest to create a dataset for a story map or write...
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    Teaching with Primary Sources Internship at the Young Readers Center and Programs Lab The Young Readers Center and Programs Lab (YRCPL) at the Library of Congress seeks interns to support the daily operation of the YRCPL and help develop and implement programming for families with children (ages 7+) with Library of Congress digitized collections. Interns will gain high-quality work experience while learning from Library staff and practicing methods to devise, test, and disseminate approaches for offering enriched,...
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    U.S. Copyright Office: Product Management Internship The Product Management Division directs and coordinates all modernization activities on behalf of the U.S. Copyright Office, including resources, communications, stakeholder engagement, and business project management. It ensures that modernization activities are continuously aligned with the Office’s and the Library of Congress’s strategic goals, and collaborates with the Office and the Library to drive modernization efforts. It provides project management, data management/analytics, and business...
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    U.S. Copyright Office: Historical Public Records Internship The U.S. Copyright Office Historical Public Records Internship provides a volunteer learning experience for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students (within one year of graduation) who are interested in the implementation of digital technology and library sciences. The program provides an opportunity to assist with the digitization of paper-based public records including the Copyright Card Catalog and Record Books. Interns will assist with inventorying...
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    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...
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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...
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    U.S. Copyright Office: Law Clerk Program, Office of the Register (REG) The U.S. Copyright Office Law Clerk Program, Office of the Register (REG) 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...
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    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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    Virtual High School Student Summer Intensive Volunteer Program (Virtual and/or Onsite) This program, offered by Office of the Librarian/Informal Learning Office is designed for individuals interested in working with programming centered on primary sources and literature in a library setting. Participants are expected to have some experience and knowledge of contemporary literature for young adult audiences and strong research skills. This year’s program is currently offered in a hybrid format with students attending virtually and...
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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.
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    Work Study Program The Library of Congress Work Study Program is a progressive, career development employment program for local high school students. It combines on-the-job training and career development activities with classroom training. Under this paid program, motivated students earn a GS-01/01 salary and receive work site supervision and career assistance. Applicants to this program must be at least 16 years old, U.S. citizens, enrolled in a...