Non-Paid Remote Metadata Program

  • General Website: https://www.loc.gov/law/
  • Hosting Service Unit: Law Library
  • Program Contact: drd@loc.gov
  • Interests/Areas of Study: Law; US history; Political science; Library science; Digital projects; Metadata; Humanities; History
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen; Permanent Resident; Visa Holder
  • Application Period: Ongoing
  • Application Notes: This program is offered in the fall (Sept-Dec) and spring (Jan-Apr) semesters. Applications for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 will be accepted from May 20th through July 26th or until the positions are filled. Decisions will be made on a periodic basis until full. Volunteers/Interns are expected to work approximately 10 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks within the dates/semester of the program. Please use the subject line “Remote Metadata Application” to send an email to drd@loc.gov during the open application period. Application emails should include a current résumé and a short cover letter in the body of your email addressing your interest in metadata, digital projects, and US history or the law. Returning interns and graduate students in library and information science are given priority, but all students and alumni are welcome to apply. Preference is also given to those who wish to sign up for the full academic year.
  • Compensation: Non-paid
  • Academic Credit: The Library does not provide academic credit, but you may arrange with your school to receive credit.
  • Available Benefits: No Benefits
  • Program Duration: Negotiable. Fall; Spring
  • Qualifications: Currently Enrolled Students (Graduate Student); 1-year post graduation; Retired; Any

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 legislative branch material, including bills and statutes to make additions to congress.gov.