Opportunities

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    AFC Folklife – Internships Program 2024 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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    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 - 2024 A. Program Overview B. Descriptions C. AHHA Program FAQs D. Onsite Internship: Review E. Remote Internship: Review Program Overview The Archives, History and Heritage Advanced (AHHA) Internship
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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 Library of Congress Business Section offers an annual spring volunteer internship that allows an individual to work with collections relating to business, economics or labor studies. Projects vary each year, and may be on-site or virtual. A list of available projects are posted on the program website before the application period each year.
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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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    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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    Elizabeth Brown Pryor Internship (Onsite 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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    Erica C. Vaughns 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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    Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program The Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program looks to provide individuals with the opportunity to pursue research in the area of Asian studies, using the unparalleled collections of the Asian Division and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Application Schedule: Please refer to the Asian Division’s fellowship page (https://www.loc.gov/rr/asian/ftm.html) for application information.The fellowships are set for a minimum of five business days of research...
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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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    High School Summer Internship The High School Summer Internship, offered by Office of the Librarian/Informal Learning Office is designed for individuals interested in working with primary sources. Participants are expected to have strong research and writing skills. This year’s program is currently offered in a hybrid format with students attending virtually, or as a virtual/in-person participant.This is an intensive 4-week unpaid summer internship opportunity, during which you will...
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    High School Work Study Program The Library of Congress High School 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...
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    Junior Fellows Program A. Program OverviewB. DescriptionsC. Junior Fellows Program FAQsProgram OverviewThe Library of Congress Junior Fellows Program is a paid, 10-week annual summer internship program that enables undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates 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, Junior Fellows explore digital initiatives and...
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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 Internship. The Huntington Internship is a paid program providing interns the opportunity to author products that help to fill information or service gaps within Latin American and Caribbean collections. Note: Please email the Program Contact for details on this program.Please review these recent Huntington...
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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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    Librarians-in-Residence Program 2024 APPLICATION Apply for this program on USAJOBS.gov: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/769682000 Please refer to the How to Apply brochure here: LIR24-How-to-Apply.pdf (PDF, 2MB) INFORMATION SESSIONS Learn more about the 2024 Librarians-in-Residence Program at one of the upcoming Information Sessions: Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern. Register here: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_sC6VNypVQ8yz0uGOkQm9EQ Friday, January 26, 2024 at 12 noon Eastern. Register here: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_kpDVV321Q3mFmzHbC6tqPQP PROGRAM INFORMATION In support of developing...
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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, Library Science, and other related subjects in the field. It is intended to offer training for those looking to have a career in arts administration, publishing, and public programming.Interns will assist with the office's literary programs: the National Book Festival, literary event series, and special and ongoing...
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    LOCI Program The Library of Congress Internships (LOCI) Program is an internship program in which the Library works with contractors to increase access to the Library’s guided learning experiences. The contractors supply the Library with paid interns. These opportunities are temporary in nature, and the interns work on projects across the Library.The Library has entered into contracts with three vendors with demonstrated experience recruiting interns from...
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    Mary Wolfskill Internship (Onsite 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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    Mesoamerican Research Internship in The Kislak Collection The Mesoamerican 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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    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 Association Photography Research Fellowship The Prints & Photographs Division's National Stereoscopic Association Research Fellowship is made possible by a gift from the National Stereoscopic Association (NSA). 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, historic newspapers, and extensive subscription...
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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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    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 major Library of Congress business operations and binding services in the Preservation Directorate. Internship activities include: Preservation Business Operations (contracts and projects management), Preservation Binding (program management), and other activities such...
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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 Legal Gazette Program The Law Library of Congress seeks volunteers and interns for a project that will serve to increase the visibility of the Law Library of Congress foreign legal gazettes. This program allows volunteers and interns to learn about research and online searching from the “inside out” by creating metadata and keywords from legal material that will facilitate the discoverability of this material on the web.Volunteers...
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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.
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    Student Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program The Congressional Research Service (CRS) partners with a network of colleges and universities along with other organizations to offer paid internships. The Student Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program (SDIIP) is an experiential learning program designed to: 1) introduce undergraduate and graduate students from all backgrounds to career opportunities with the Congressional Research Service; 2) provide an opportunity for students to learn more about advanced...
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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 write an article for our blog. Training will be provided,...
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    Swann Foundation Fellowship Program The Swann Foundation Fellowship is coordinated by Prints & Photographs Division and 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 Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives Offices 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. Hosting...
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    Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Internship Program Program Overview:The Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program is administered by the Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives Office. Through this program, the Library offers teaching materials, professional development, and partnership opportunities focused on the educational use the Library’s digitized primary sources.The TPS Consortium is a nationwide network of partner organizations that delivers educational programming, and creates teaching materials and tools based on the...
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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: 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...