U.S. Citizen HACU Cooperative Education Program

  • General Website: http://www.hacu.net/hacu/default.asp External
  • Program Website: http://www.hacu.net/hacu/default.asp External
  • Hosting Service Unit: All Library of Congress
  • Program Contact: jobhelp@loc.gov
  • Interests/Areas of Study: Any including: Collections Conservation and Preservation; Business; Humanities, Art and Culture; Law; Library Information Science; Communications; Geography and Maps; Government and Business Administration; Information Technology; Policy Analysis; Public Relations; Cataloguing; Chemistry and Science; Copyright; Digital Stewardship; Education; Finance; Outreach; Project & Program Management; Research; Web Services
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Application Period: Quarterly
  • Application Notes: See program webpage above for further information on quarterly deadlines, application process and/or email the program contact for further information on application process.
  • Compensation: GS 9 to GS 12, based on participant's qualifications
  • Academic Credit: The Library does not provide academic credit, but you may arrange with your school in advance to receive credit.
  • Available Benefits: Counts as federal service; Transit; 4 hours of annual leave; 4 hours of sick leave
  • Program Duration: Negotiable. 10 to 15 weeks
  • Qualifications: Currently Enrolled Students (Undergraduate; Graduate)
  • Frequently Asked Questions

The Library of Congress HACU Cooperative Education Program is intended for students who are initially hired as temporary employees for a period of 10 to 15 weeks, not to exceed one year. Temporary appointments may be extended in one-year increments as long as the student continues to meet program eligibility requirements and is working at an acceptable level of performance. Co-op students and their supervisors develop a schedule of work that takes into consideration both the student's academic needs and the needs of the department. After successful completion of: (1) the temporary appointment, (2) a minimum of 640 hours of career-related experience (transferable between federal agencies), and (3) all degree requirements, participants may be eligible for conversion to permanent-conditional appointments, contingent upon participant’s performance and upon availability of funding.