December 18, 2012 (REVISED December 20, 2012) Library of Congress to Offer Junior Fellows Summer Internships

Press Contact: Audrey Fischer (202) 707-0022
Public Contact: Linda Morenus (202) 707-6610

From P.T. Barnum’s circus posters to the largest personal Russian library in the United States, rare and unique treasures were processed by the 2012 Junior Fellows who were given access to a wide variety of collections housed in the Library of Congress.

This summer the Library of Congress once again is offering special 10-week paid fellowships to college students. For a stipend of $3,000, the 2013 class of Junior Fellows will work full-time with Library specialists and curators from May 28 through Aug. 2, 2013, 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 fellows 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), fellows will be eligible to take part in programs offered at the Library.

Applications will be accepted online only at, keyword: 334219300, from Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, through midnight, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.

For more details about the program and information on how to apply, visit Questions about the program may be sent to

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, publications and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its website at


PR 12-228
ISSN 0731-3527