May 5, 2004 Library of Congress to Offer Summer Internships to College Students

Press Contact: Audrey Fischer (202) 707-0022
Public Contact: Leon Turner (202) 707-5479
Contact: Jobs and Fellowships site at the Library of Congress | Download promotional flyer [PDF: 140KB / 1 page]

The Library of Congress is seeking motivated college students for a 10-week summer internship working on one of a number of high-priority projects of the Library of Congress. These include digital preservation, audiovisual preservation and studying the impact of technology on copyright protection.

"Interns will be involved with multiple work assignments in programs and activities such as the Veterans History Project; the new National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, scheduled to open in Culpeper, Va., in 2006; the Library's award-winning educational Web sites; strategic information management initiatives; inventory control of the Library's collections; and other meaningful work experiences that will introduce students to the Library's mission and operations," said Gilbert Sandate, director for Workforce Diversity.

Interns will work full time (40 hours per week) for 10 weeks, starting on June 7 and ending on Aug.13. Interns must prepare a written report or other product at the end of the internship.

Students are encouraged to work collaboratively with their schools to earn three academic college credits for the successful completion of the program.

Interns will attend workshops, work with managers and receive invaluable hands-on training in a wide variety of fields. Relevant areas of study include library science, information technology, history, the arts, photography, sociology, anthropology, foreign languages, education, management and accounting.

The program is made possible by support from the James Madison Council, the Library's private-sector advisory body. Selected interns will receive a stipend of $1,500; however, interns are not employees of the Library of Congress and are not eligible for federal employee benefits and privileges.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens currently enrolled in a degree-granting program of study at an accredited institution of higher learning at the undergraduate (college, university, or Tribal College) or graduate level.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume by May 14, 2004, to Leon Turner at [email protected] The cover letter must indicate the subject areas or Library of Congress divisions in which the applicant is interested, and language abilities, if relevant. The resume must include the applicant's Social Security number, address, telephone number, date of birth and citizenship. Applicants must also submit Form OF306, Declaration of Federal Employment, which is available online from the federal Office of Personnel Management as a PDF, at

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.


PR 04-097
ISSN 0731-3527