2018 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, Library of Congress

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  • Open & closing dates

     12/11/2017 to 01/26/2018

  • Salary

    $4,500 to $4,500 student stipend paid

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 01

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time – Open

  • Appointment type

    Summer – Summer Intern – Appointment will be 06/04/2018 to 08/10/2018


Many vacancies in the following location:

  • Washington DC, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed


  • Duties


    The general focus of the Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program is to increase access to the collections and an awareness of the Library’s copyright, legal and special collections and digital initiatives. In the past, projects have been developed to make the collections better known and accessible to researchers including scholars, students, teachers, knowledge creators, and the general public. Interns help the Library expose unprocessed collections, participate in digital projects, provide additional services to Congress and the public, and make our collections more immediately accessible to scholars. Interns work under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions. In the past, summer interns have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems representing rich cultural, creative, and intellectual resources. United States citizens currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school are invited to apply for consideration as a Junior Fellow.


    This program offers undergraduate and graduate students insights into the environment and culture of the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge. Interns will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access standards, and information management. Interns inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve, and research a backlog of copyright or special collections in many different formats in various divisions, and assist with digital preservation outreach activities throughout the Library. Near the end of their appointment at the Library, the interns join together to present a one-day display of historically significant Library collections and information discovered through research conducted in the course of their work. The display is open to members of Congress, Library staff, and the press and is always an eagerly anticipated event.
    2018 Projects:
    The project names for 2018 are listed below. For full project descriptions and list of required skills/knowledge for each project, applicants must review the information at: https://www.loc.gov/item/internships/junior-fellows-program/prior to applying.

    #01 – Podcast Development and Archive Management (National and International Outreach, Poetry and Literature Center)

    #02 – Literary Story Maps (National and International Outreach, Center for the Book)

    #03 – Primary-Source Baseball History (National and International Outreach, Educational Outreach)

    #04 – Digital Scholarship Workshop (National and International Outreach, Kluge Center, National Digital Initiatives)

    #05 – Library of Congress Digital Labs (National and International Outreach, National Digital Initiatives)

    #06 – National Book Festival Project (National and International Outreach, National Programs)

    #07 – Exploring Library’s Collections through Web Browser Extensions (Librarian’s Office, Office of Communications)

    #08 – Constitution Education and Research (Congressional Research Services)

    #09 – CRS Video for Congress: Get to know CRS (Congressional Research Services)

    #10 – Hispanic Legal Documents Project (Law Library)

    #11 – Copyright Archival Records (Copyright Office)

    #12 – St. Mark’s Poetry Project Archive (Library Services, Rare Book and Special Collections Division)

    #13 – Copyright Deposit Collection (1870-1897) (Library Services, Rare Book and Special Collections Division)

    #14 – Mapping Marvels (Library Services) (Science, Technology and Business Division) (Science Reference Section)

    #15 – Treasure Hunting- Biodiversity (Library Services, Science, Technology and Business Division)

    #16 – Hauslaub-Liechtenstein Inventory and Research (Library Services, Geography and Map Division)

    #17 – Carvalho Monteiro’s Collection (Library Services)

    #18 – Miniature Book Collection (Library Services)

    #19 – VHP Archives and Reference Project (Library Services, Veterans History Project)

    #20 – Recorded Sound Collection (Library Services, Recorded Sound Section)

    #21 – Voices of the Great Migration Project (Recorded Sound Section)

    #22 – Hebrew and Yiddish Periodicals (Library Services, Hebraic Section)

    #23 – North Korean Serials (Library Services, Asian Division)

    #24 – Pre-War Japanese Serials (Library Services) (Asian Division)

    #25 – Collation of Ethiopian/Eritrean News (Library Services, African and Middle East Division)

    #26 – Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (Library Services, Hispanic Division)

    #27 – Local History and Genealogy Hispanic Sources (Library Services, Main Reading Room)

    #28 – Stravinsky/Craft Collection (Library Services, Music Division)

    #29 – Martha Graham Legacy Project (Library Services, Music Division)

    #30 – Indigenous Law Portal: Peru, South America (Library Services, Policy and Standards Division)

    #31 – French and Italian Collections Project (Library Services, Benelux, France and Italy Section)

    #32 – Korab Architectural Photographic Archive (Library Services, Prints and Photographs Division)

    #33 – Glass Composition (Library Services, Preservation Research & Testing Division)

    #34 – Photographic Maps of the Civil War (Library Services, Conservation Division)

    #35 – Mary Wolfskill Trust Fund Internship/ Elizabeth Pryor Trust Fund Internship (filling two positions) (Library Services, Manuscript Division)
    For more details about the 2018 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, click here: https://www.loc.gov/item/internships/junior-fellows-program/

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Applicants must be U. S. citizens who are currently enrolled in a degree-granting program of study at an accredited institution of higher learning at the undergraduate level (college, university, or tribal college), or graduate level, who have graduated in the months of December 2017 – June 2018. ONLY FIRST TIME FELLOWS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE PROGRAMQuestions? This job is open to 2 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    0099 General Student Trainee

  • Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • All projects require basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
    • MUST be first time participant in the Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program.
    • Program participants from previous years not eligible to reapply.

    No additional requirements to those listed above.


    1. Currently enrolled students (Undergraduate, Graduate) or have graduated in the months of December 2017 – June 2018

    2. MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR FULL TEN WEEK PERIOD at $450 per week, from June 4 through August 10, 2018. (NO EXCEPTIONS)

    3. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of a personnel security/suitability investigation.

    4. Resume (either uploaded or created using the Resume Builder).

    5. Completed Form OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Employment) available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf. You must use the October 2011 version of this form. The form must be filled out completely, signed legibly and dated in ink. Incomplete OF-306 forms will not be accepted. Scan and upload the signed form and submit the form at the time of application.

    6. Latest transcript from the current or most recently attended college or university. Unofficial copy acceptable.

    7. Cover letter stating professional objectives and relevant professional skills; include language abilities if relevant. The cover letter should clearly identify your top 3 project choices and why you have chosen them.

    8. Two (2) letters of recommendation, attesting to the applicant’s proficiency, skills, work ethic, reliability, quality of work, and capacity to work on teams. The letters must be from either: academic advisors or professors, previous employers, or college/university work-study supervisors.

    Letters of recommendation must be emailed by 11:59pm (Eastern Time), Friday, January 26, 2018, by recommending individuals only from their own email accounts. Letters should be sent to juniorfellows@loc.gov with the subject line “Recommendation letter for [Full name of applicant/student]”.

    For all documents except letters of recommendation, you should follow the steps for submitting documents found below in step 5 of the “How to Apply” section.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Once selected and hired for the internship, every effort will be made to accommodate project selections. Due to the popularity of some areas of interest, preferred project placement cannot be guaranteed. All project areas may not be available at the time applicants are selected and others may be added. Applicants should be sure to indicate three project areas of interest within their applications.



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