Library of Congress Seeks Applicants for Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program

December 12, 2016

Washington – The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its 2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program— a 10-week paid fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students.

The 2017 class of Junior Fellows will work full-time with Library specialists and curators from May 30 through Aug. 4, 2017. Among other tasks, Junior Fellows inventory, describe, and explore collection holdings, and assist with digital-preservation outreach activities throughout the Library. The program aims to increase access to collections and awareness of the Library’s digital-preservation programs by making them better-known and available to Members of Congress, scholars, researchers, students, teachers and the general public. A stipend is provided to participants.

The 2017 Junior Fellows will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work, including but not limited to: collection processing, digital preservation, educational outreach, access, standards-setting, copyright and information management. The 2016 class of Junior Fellows processed rare treasures and played an integral part in completing substantive project work. In addition to participating in digitization initiatives and processing, cataloging and organizing various collections, the 2016 Junior Fellows: assisted in the development of a Congressional Research Service report; conducted pH tests and alkaline reserve tests on paper samples for preservation research; supported the redesign of various web presentations; and created finding aids and web guides to facilitate access for teachers, researchers and the general public.

Applications to the 2017 Junior Fellows Program will be accepted online only at www.usajobs.gov, keyword: Junior Fellows, from Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, until Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, 11:59 p.m. ET.

For more details about the program and information on how to apply, visit loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/. Questions about the program may be sent to juniorfellows@loc.gov.

The Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program is made possible by a generous gift from James Madison Council member Nancy Glanville Jewell through the Glanville Family Foundation and from the Knowledge Navigators Trust Fund, which was established with a lead gift from H. F. (Gerry) Lenfest, former chairman of the Madison Council, and with major support provided by members of the Council. The program was originally made possible through the generosity of the late Mrs. Jefferson Patterson. The Library of Congress is an equal-opportunity employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States—and extensive materials from around the world—both on site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at loc.gov, access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov.

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