Non-Paid Copyright Royalty Board Digitization Internship (Volunteer)

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  • Hosting Service Unit: Office of the Librarian
  • Program Contact: Copyright Office Administrative Services Division:
  • Interests/Areas of Study: Library Information Science; Information Systems; Technical Management; Archiving; Law or pre-Law.
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen; Permanent Resident; Visa Holder
  • Application Period: Ongoing
  • Application Notes: Qualifications and Skills: Ability to meet deadlines, organize, and pay attention to details. Experience with digital archiving, scanning, and basic computer knowledge. Knowledge of Records Management (i.e., digital scanning, file plan, digital filing, etc.). Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Apply by submitting an application (or a cover letter, resume, and permission form) and a transcript to The Library of Congress does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
  • Compensation: Non-paid
  • Academic Credit: The Library does not provide academic credit, but you may arrange with your school in advance to receive credit.
  • Available Benefits: None. Transit subsidy may be available for students.
  • Program Duration: Short-term. Appointment is for a minimum of 1 semester onsite (10 First Street SE, or 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540). Interns will volunteer a minimum of 120 hours. Schedule is Monday-Friday, 8 hours per day.
  • Qualifications: College students (undergraduate and graduate level within one year of graduation), in good standing, and with a 3.0 GPA or above.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) is an administrative tribunal, functioning much like a court, which sets royalty rates and terms of payment for use of works under compulsory licenses, and distributes royalty fees deposited with the United States Copyright Office.

The CRB seeks college student volunteers to help make the CRB's historical records accessible in its online filing and case management system. This internship will support the CRB digitization efforts converting paper-based documents to a digital format. Students selected for this internship will organize, code, and scan CRB paper filings and other legal documents; review digital images for technical correctness of content and format; identify legal documents due for disposal according to the office file plan; and project-related administrative duties.