2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program

Approximate Date of Posting: December 12, 2016

Position: Various

Location: Library of Congress/Washington, D.C.

Schedule/Hours : Full-Time (assumed)

Time Frame:  Summer: May 30 through August 4, 2017. (NO EXCEPTIONS)

Compensation: $450.00 per week NTE $4500.00

Source: USA JOBS

Description: 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.
 2017 Projects:
The project names for 2017 are listed below. For full project descriptions and list of required skills/knowledge for each project, applicants must review the information at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/about.html prior to applying.
1. The AAPB Online Exhibit Curation Project (Library Services, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division)
2. American Play Company/Century Play Company Collection (Library Services, Music Division)
3. Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape: Cataloging and Permission Project (Library Services, Hispanic Division)
4. Arctic-Related Resources on the World Digital Library (National and International Outreach, World Digital Library)
5. Bringing Congress to the Classroom (Law Library, Digital Resources Division)
6. CLASS-D Scientific Reference Collection, Cataloging Collection and Data (Library Services, Preservation Research and Testing Division)
7. Constitutional Education and Research Resource (Congressional Research Service, American Law Division)
8. Copyright Deposit Collection (1870-1897) (Library Services, Rare Book and Special Collections Division)
9. Copyright Historical Records (U.S. Copyright Office, Office of Public Information & Education)
10. Dayton C. Miller Collection Music Scores (Library Services, Music Division)
11. Digital Scholars Lab Outreach Research (National and International Outreach, National Digital Initiatives)
12. Hispanic Legal Documents Project (Law Library, Collections Services Division)
13. I.M. Pei and E.O. Wilson Archival Processing Projects (Library Services, Manuscript Division)
14. Increasing Discoverability of World War I Veterans History Project Collections (Library Services, Veterans History Project)
15. John McGlinn Collection Project (Library Services, Music Division)
16. Martha Graham Legacy Project (Library Services, Music Division)
17. Mary Wolfskill Trust Fund Internship/Elizabeth Brown Pryor Internship (Library Services, Manuscript Division) (2 positions)
18. Molecular Analysis of Naturally Degraded Papers from the Barrow Collection (Library Services, Preservation Research and Testing Division)
19. Photochrom Prints Collection (Library Services, Prints and Photographs Division)
20. Pre-1958 Chinese Local Gazetteers Collection Inventory Project (Library Services, Asian Division)
21. Primary Source Educational Resource (National and International Outreach, Educational Outreach)
22. Rare Russian Materials in the Custody of the European Division (Library Services, European Division)
23. St. Mark’s Poetry Project Archive (Library Services, Rare Book and Special Collections Division)
24. Testing and Development of Cleaning Methods for Early Audio Carriers (Library Services, Preservation Research and Testing Division)
25. Treasure Hunt: Biodiversity Collections at the Library of Congress (Library Services, Science, Technology, and Business Division)
26. Uncataloged Yiddish Books Collection (Library Services, Acquisitions and Bibliography Access, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Israel and Judaica Section)
27. Updating the Bibliography of Baseball Music and Song (Library Services, Music Division)
28. Web and Multimedia Introductions to Research at the Library of Congress (Library Services, Humanities and Social Sciences Division)
For more details about the 2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, click here:http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • 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.


  1. Successful completion of at least one year of college education.

    2. MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR FULL TEN WEEK PERIOD at $450 per week, from May 30 through August 4, 2017. (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 27, 2017, by recommending individualsonlyfrom 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.


Website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459175100/

Deadline: January 27, 2017


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