February 4, 2011 Library of Congress to Offer Junior Fellows Summer Internships

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From Civil War ambrotypes and tintypes to a football belonging to former statesman and football pro Jack Kemp, rare and unique treasures were found by the 2010 class of Junior Fellows Summer Interns who processed a wide variety of collections housed in the Library of Congress. This summer the Library of Congress is once again offering special 10-week paid internships to college students. For a stipend of $3,000, the 2011 class of Junior Fellows Summer Interns will work full-time from May 31 through July 30, 2011, with Library specialists and curators to inventory, describe, and explore collection holdings and to assist with digital-preservation outreach activities throughout the Library. The focus of the program is on increasing access to collections and awareness of the Library’s digital-preservation programs by making them better-known and accessible to researchers including scholars, students, teachers and the general public. The interns will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright deposits, digital preservation, reference, access standards and information management. The program is made possible through the generosity of the late Mrs. Jefferson Patterson and the James Madison Council, the Library’s private-sector advisory group. In addition to the stipend (paid in bi-weekly segments), interns will be eligible to take part in programs offered at the Library. Applications will be accepted online only at usajobs.gov, keyword: 2171465, from Friday, February 4, 2011, through midnight, Friday, March 4, 2011. For more details about the program and information on how to apply, visit www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/. Questions about the program may be sent to interns2011@loc.gov. The Library of Congress is an equal-opportunity employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply. Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its website at www.loc.gov and via interactive exhibitions on a personalized website at myLOC.gov.


PR 11-022
ISSN 0731-3527