2019 Fall or 2020 Spring Young Readers Intern-D.C

Approximate date of posting  September 3 , 2019

Position: Teaching with Primary Sources-the Young Readers Center, Library of Congress

Eligibility t least 18 years old; undergraduate or graduate student of good standing, or a recent graduate who has completed or will complete an academic program no more than six months before the internship begins, or no more than three months after it ends; interest in working in library or educational setting focused on pre-K through 16-year-old students. Successful candidates are likely to have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher; academic and, if applicable, professional experience related to education, library science, history or museum studies, etc., targeted at pre-K through 16-year-olds; 

Location: Library of

Company/Organization  he Young Readers Center (YRC) at the Library of Congress was established in 2009 as a place for children under age 16 to experience the Library of Congress. It is the first such center in the more than 200-year history of the Library.

The YRC is part of the Library’s Learning and Innovation Office. The mission of this unit is to inform, inspire, and engage learners. Learners include visitors to the Young Readers Center, as well as librarians and classroom teachers and their students who may never visit the Library of Congress. Through programs, publications, on-site experiences, and online initiatives, the unit informs learners about the mission, functions, and collections of the Library; inspires a love of reading and research; and engages audiences in creating and sharing knowledge.

Hosted by the Center for Learning, Literacy, and Engagement, the Young Readers Center (YRC) at the Library of Congress seeks interns to support the daily operation of the YRC and help it more closely align its programming for pre-K through 16-year-old audiences with Library of Congress digitized collections. Interns will gain high-quality experience while working alongside Library staff to devise, test and disseminate approaches for offering enriched, primary source-based programming for pre-K through 16-year-old visitors.

They will report to the program specialist.

While working in the YRC, interns will:

  • Engage child visitors and their families with primary source and collection-based activities
  • Learn about the Library, its collections and programs
  • Help to plan, lead and support primary source-based YRC programming
  • Design and implement a special project as described in the application materials
  • Conduct research and consult with Library experts to support YRC programming
  • Plan and help lead a webinar for the Library’s grantees focused on using Library of Congress materials for K-12 education in collaboration with a Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium member

Schedule/Hours  Interns will work from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, five days a week between Monday and Saturday.

Time Frame: Short-term. Fall and Spring terms

Compensation: Stipend. However, each intern will receive a monthly stipend of $500, plus $255 per month for local transportation, and up to $1,000 monthly to offset documented housing costs. Interns living outside of the Washington, DC metro area will receive a travel allowance of up to $1,000 to help pay for travel to and from DC at the beginning and end of their internship.

Source http://cuaslis.org/wp/internship-teaching-with-primary-sources-the-young-readers-center-library-of-congress/

Description The application period is open twice yearly (Fall and Spring terms). The Library of Congress will select one Young Readers Center intern per term through this notice. Applicants who are selected as interns must confirm their availability to work in the Young Readers Center during the term specified. Interns will participate in an orientation (including online trainings) to the YRC, the Learning and Innovation Office and its programming for teaching, and the Library of Congress and its various reading rooms, services and collections.


  • Application Packet Includes: 1) A resume, 2) a statement of purpose describing future professional and/or academic plans (250 words max), 3) a proposed project that demonstrates how the candidate will connect digitized primary sources from the Library of Congress, found at http://www.loc.gov, with contemporary children’s or teen literature in a pedagogically sound and engaging activity for YRC visitors (250 words max), 4) two academic and/or professional letters of recommendation, and 5) a transcript (may be unofficial).
  • Application packets should be submitted via email (using the subject line “TPS Internship at Young Readers Center – [Applicant’s full name]”) with all materials attached in one PDF document, by 11:59 PM local time on deadline listed above. Materials that arrive after that date, are attached to multiple email messages, or are incomplete will not be reviewed. E-mail your application packet to the regional Teaching with Primary Sources partner coordinating the state or U.S. territory in which you attend school or work:
    • Eastern Region

Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and all U.S. territories. Send to tps@waynesburg.edu

  • Midwest Region

Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee or Wisconsin. Send to primarysources@ilstu.edu

  • Western Region

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. Send to tpscolorado@msudenver.edu

Please note: Library of Congress staff and partners cannot accept questions regarding individual applications. However, those who have general questions about the Young Readers Center and/or this internship program may contact: YRC@loc.gov.

Website:  http://www.read.gov/yrc/

POC:  YRC@loc.gov

Deadline: Fall 2019

  • Applications accepted between: 4/1/2019 – 5/20/2019

Spring 2020

  • Applications accepted between: 9/3/2019 – 10/8/2019

2019- Fall Special Library Internship-D.C.

Approximate date of posting August 18, 2019

Position: Education Intern

Eligibility currently enrolled students or recent graduates 

Location: Washington, DC

Company/Institution/Organization Folger Shakespeare Library

 Schedule/Hours  regular weekly schedule of up to 16 hours per week during normal business hours.

Time Frame: October-December

Compensation: $$$

Source Indeed

Description The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., is seeking a dedicated and collaborative intern to join the Education department This intern will assist with a range of important projects, including a new online platform for teachers, a teacher membership campaign, and our student Shakespeare festivals.

This intern will contribute to the mission of Folger Education by completing various responsibilities, including but not limited to the following: collecting, organizing, and storing content for Forsooth!, our new online community for teachers; tracking user engagement on Forsooth!; entering and maintaining data in our online teacher database; and supporting the planning and execution of the Secondary School Shakespeare Festival and Children’s Festivals. The intern will be responsible for preparing welcome packages for new teachers, participating in Folger Education staff meetings, and supporting day-to-day administration and operations as needed. Additionally, the intern may assist in the planning and execution of teacher professional development and Folger Education’s presence at the 2019 National Council of Teachers of English Conference.

ApplyI nterested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Website: https://folger.secure.force.com/employment/VanaHCM__Job_Detail?Id=a1e1S000003hT1CQAU

Deadline: Unspecified

2019 Fall Public Library Internship-NY

Approximate date of posting August 18, 2019

Position: BKLYN Incubator Internship

Eligibility Although a skills match is top priority, preference is given to current graduate students or those with/pursuing advanced degrees related to public policy, government, social science, library/information science, innovation or design.

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Company/Institution/Organization Office of Strategic Planning at Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) a think and do tank for a large, rapidly changing public institution. BKLYN Incubator is an innovation fund administered through this department that supports progressive library programs at BPL by providing professional development, mentorship, and resources. The purpose of BKLYN Incubator is to provide resources and training to build programs and services from the ground up and support ideas that are responsive to community needs.. 

 Schedule/Hours  Part-time 15 hours per week 

Time Frame: full 15-week semester

Compensation: $15 per hour

Source Indeed

Description The Office of Strategic Planning is currently seeking candidates with strong project management and people skills to work on the next round of BKLYN Incubator. The position will work directly with the Senior Manager of Innovation to help coordinate and support the growing community of innovators among the staff at BPL. This intern will assist with Incubator related training and professional development and support the implementation of BKLYN Incubator related programs and events.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate their interest in public institutions, design thinking/learning/doing, a community-centered approach to solving problems, and service design. Candidates should have:

  • Strong community management abilities using strategic approaches to keep people engaged, informed, and supported.
  • Strong problem framing and solving skills intended to support the work of innovators and public library staff working to explore new territory.
  • Strong ability to capture, analyze, and present data to tell stories of success and failure as well as the lessons learned in the process.
  • Strong research abilities combined with the ability to compile written reports, create compelling slide decks, and deliver strong presentations.
  • Collaborative approach with the ability to identify strong partners and a focus on thoughtfulness, purpose, and impact.

Apply https://careers-bklynlibrary.icims.com/jobs/1909/part-time-bklyn-incubator-internship/job


Deadline: Unspecified

2019 Fall Public Library Internship-WA

Approximate date of posting August 18, 2019

Position: Community Learning Intern

Eligibility  adults 16-25 Experience is not required.

Location: Bremerton, Washington

Company/Institution/Organization Kitsap Regional Library– Downtown Bremerton Branch

 Schedule/Hours  100 hour position We typically schedule interns for five hours per week

Time Frame: We typically schedule interns for five hours per week over a five- six month period. The schedule will be determined by your mentor upon hire.

Compensation: $12.12 per hour

Source Indeed

Description Youth voice is something that the library takes to heart. We know that when teens and young adults have the opportunity to plan, implement and give feedback on our programs and services, our community has a brighter future! We are hiring Community Learning Interns to learn how to set and accomplish goals, explore their ambitions, and become leaders in their community

The Community Learning Intern will be mentored by a librarian at their home branch. The intern will be expected to arrive on time per their schedule, lead a project that meets individual and community goals, receive guidance from a mentor, and maintain professionalism. Ready to apply? Here’s what you should know:

The internship centers on creating a project that will benefit your future goals and help support your community. The term “Community Learning” means that you will be learning in a supportive atmosphere working with a librarian that will mentor and assist you to help your community dream more, learn more, do more, and be more!

Through this internship you may explore one or more of our focus areas the library cares a lot about:

  • Early Learning or education for young children
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education
  • Civic Engagement or getting involved in the community about issues you are passionate about
  • Economic Vitality or finding well-paying jobs and spending wisely

You will gain skills in all four of those areas with the help of a trusted mentor, a caring team of library staff who believe in you not just through service for your community but with the community, too. Through the Community Learning Internship, we hope to help foster future leaders just like you.

You will work side-by-side with a librarian throughout your internship to learn new skills and develop your project. This will be a collaboration. You bring your future goals and life interests to the table, and the librarian supports you in incorporating your interests into learning opportunities and community partnerships. Together you will work on a project that will support your learning and help you succeed in goals you set for yourself. Your mentor will guide you on how to set and accomplish goals. Even if you do not know exactly what you want for your future, this internship is designed to help you explore.

What is a project?

A project can be anything that is exploring your goals and interests and turning that into a program, event, service, class, resource, presentation, or something we haven’t even thought of yet!

Each step in building your project is going help you develop a specific set of college and career building skills.

Step 1: Make a plan for your project by thinking critically and creatively. Explore your interests and develop new ideas with your mentor.

Step 2: Do the project by maintaining a consistent schedule, sticking with your plan, adapting, and make adjustments when necessary. Think of the people who may be impacted by your project work with your mentor to develop a communication plan. Continue to demonstrate a strong work ethic and complete your project goals.

Step 3: Share your project with library staff, patrons, and community partners, learn excellent communication skills, professionalism, and learn ways to collaborate.

Step 4: Be a leader in your community, connect with people, and exercise your leadership skills.

On-going meetings with your mentor throughout your internship will help you understand what these skills mean and how to make the most of them.

Apply A resume is required. The resume can be used to explain your education, skills, interests, and/or any combination of work, volunteer, or extracurricular experience you would like the mentor team to know.

Website: http://www.krl.org and select “Employment” located at the bottom of the page- ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 0819-43N


Deadline: August 27, 2019.

2019 Fall Public Library Internship-NY

Approximate date of posting August 18, 2019

Position: Data Project Intern

Eligibility Although a skills match is top priority, preference is given to current graduate students or those with/pursuing advanced degrees related to public policy, government, social science, library/information science, innovation or design.

Location: Brooklyn New York

Company/Institution/Organization Brooklyn Public Library’s Strategic Planning Department is seeking a problem solver with lots of curiosity and great attention to detail. This position will provide the opportunity to learn about current library initiatives as well as how to manipulate large data sets through data analysis and visualization software – namely Tableau. Interns will gain an understanding of the types of data captured by public libraries and why, develop data visualizations and work with staff focus groups, pilot groups and use other methods to iterate, test, and integrate user feedback into our designs.

Schedule/Hours  Part-time 15 hours per week 

Time Frame: full 15-week semester

Compensation: $15 per hour

Source Indeed

Description Working with the Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Project Management, and Data Analysts the Data Project Intern will assist in building relevant data visualizations for staff system wide using a combination of BPL and public data. These visualizations are used to bolster librarians’ understandings of their neighborhoods, help staff to plan community-responsive programming, and to evaluate strengths and weaknesses in areas like collection development, circulation, and wifi use.

Interns will participate in departmental meetings to gain an understanding of organizational culture. This will prepare interns to create visualizations that foster collaboration among staff and promote the use of data in project planning and decision making.


Experience with data analysis and analytics software (Excel and Tableau) is a plus

An understanding of User Experience principles and their benefits in presenting data to diverse groups

A passion for design

An interest in public service

Apply please submit a resume that outlines your experience and a cover letter that articulates your interest and alignment to the description above.

Website: https://careers-bklynlibrary.icims.com/jobs/1908/part-time-data-project-intern/job?mobile=false&width=1140&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Deadline: Unspecified

2019 Fall Moving Image Cataloger-CA

Approximate date of posting 8/12/2019

Position: Moving Image Cataoger

  • Eligibility Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in Archiving, Library and Information Studies, Moving Image Studies or other conservation-related programs.
  • Minimum of one year of study toward a degree in a related field.
  • Interest in film history and knowledge of current archival and library cataloging practices and standards.

Location: Hollywood, California

Company/Institution/Organization The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. Located at Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles, the Museum will be simultaneously immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining. More than a museum, this dynamic film center will offer unparalleled experiences and insights into movies and moviemaking.

 Schedule/Hours   two full days a week

Time Frame: ten weeks (about 120 to 140 hours total) There is a possibility the internship could continue into the Winter term. Students may pursue school credit if the internship meets their school’s requirements.

Compensation: $$$

Source Indeed

Description The Academy is embarking on an ongoing cataloging effort to establish relationships between related collections content. In addition to moving image holdings of completed productions, AFA collects ancillary content like trailers, featurettes and production elements. The primary objective of this internship is to identify and link records for this ancillary content to records for their related completed film productions. The rules for relating the records vary according to the content. This project will offer the opportunity to become intimately familiar with the Film Archive?s holdings and evolving cataloging practices as well as the chance to work in a multi-faceted collection management system.


  • Review and establish relationships of ancillary content pertaining to a single Work.
  • Develop a complex decision tree of adapting basic guidelines to idiosyncratic moving image content.
  • Perform necessary data cleanup in coordination with a Moving Image Cataloger, including the consolidation of records, revising title formatting and additional data entry.
  • Additional research and identification of archival content as needed.

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent attention to detail with strong written and verbal communication skills and problem-solving skills.

Apply https://www.appone.com/maininforeq.asp?Ad=555859&R_ID=2623138&Refer=https://www.indeed.com/&B_ID=44

Deadline: unspecified

2019 Summer Archives Internship- MD

Position: Archives Internship 

  • Eligibility Must be currently enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate program

Location: Chevy Chase, Maryland

Company/Organization   Chevy Chase Historical Society The mission of the Chevy Chase Historical Society is to collect, record, interpret and share materials relating to the history of Chevy Chase, Maryland, one of America’s first streetcar suburbs. The organization provides resources for historical research and sponsors a variety of programs and activities to foster knowledge and appreciation of the community’s history.

Schedule/Hours  Must be able to commit to 10 hours per week

Time Frame: September – December 2019

Compensation: $15 per hour

Source   https://archivesgig.com/2019/08/09/chevy-chase-md-paid-archives-intern-chevy-chase-historical-society/

Description CCHS interns will preserve, catalog, and maintain the collection of maps, photographs, documents, artifacts, and books that are housed in the Historical Society’s Archive and Research Center at 8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1010, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815. The intern will have the opportunity to assist the Director with many aspects of managing archival collections as well as assist patrons with research.

Archives Internship Description :The intern will work with the Director to learn and perform the following activities:

  • Archive inventory: Assist Director to perform a complete collection inventory and rehouse materials as necessary; intern will receive training in PastPerfect museum collection software to update database records.
  • Cataloging: Accession, arrange, describe, and digitize new materials using PastPerfect.
  • Other projects may include updating the website and assisting patrons with research requests.
  • http://www.chevychasehistory.org/sites/default/files/Paid_Fall_2019_Archives_Internship.pdf

Apply email Beth Huffer, Director, CCHS Archive and Research Center, at director@chevychasehistory.org with a cover letter explaining your interest in the internship and your resume. Once applications are reviewed, applicants selected for potential internships will be asked to interview with the Director.

Deadline: unspecified

2019 Fall Photo Preservation Intern-NY

Approximate date of posting August 7, 2019

Position: 2 positions-Library and Archives (Public Affairs)- Photo Preservation Intern

Eligibility Enrollment in, or recent completion of, MLIS with a concentration in archival studies from an ALA-accredited program, or similar degree.

Knowledge of historical photographic preservation and care. (While some training will be provided, applicants are expected to have some familiarity with the care and preservation of historical photographic formats.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with fragile materials.
  • Interest in the history of American zoo and aquarium field and/or the history of international wildlife conservation.

Location: New York

Company/Institution/Organization Bronx Zoo- Wildlife Conservation Society

Founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society, the Wildlife Conservation Society is committed to saving wildlife and wild places worldwide. This initiative is carried out through science, global conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Documenting the history of this work, the WCS Archives includes records related to the histories of the Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium, international field work projects, and other WCS institutions and activities.

 Schedule/Hours  210 hours

Time Frame: 14 weeks of work onsite at the Bronx Zoo, between September and December 2019, for a total of 210 hours each. The Interns will also have the option of continuing on with the project for an additional 14 weeks and an additional 210 hours, between January and May 2020.

Compensation: $15/hour

Source Indeed

Description Responsibilities
Under close supervision by WCS Archives staff, the Photo Preservation Interns will be responsible for working with nearly 15,000 photographic negatives from WCS’s historical photograph collection. These negatives feature images of the Bronx Zoo and the New York Aquarium, as well as some of WCS’s early field study sites, dating from the mid-1940s to the early 1970s. The successful interns will clean and rehouse the negatives and will provide brief condition notes about them; they will also move the negatives into the Archives’ cold storage vault.

Apply https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25965&siteid=5168&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=461490#jobDetails=461490_5168

Deadline: Unspecified

2019 Late Summer -Fall Research & Cataloging Intern-NY

Approximate date of posting August 3, 2019

Position: Evidence to Action Intern

Eligibility pursuing or recently graduated bachelor’s or master’s degree in Library Science or a Social Science (e.g., developmental economics, political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology, social work etc.,) or other relevant fields.

Location: New York, New York

Company/Institution/Organization International Rescue Committee

 Schedule/Hours  part-time

Time Frame: This position will start as soon as possible and will end on or around December 13, 2019.

Compensation: unspecified

Source https://www.linkup.com/details/4b13f46f4b996d0dcce849598ac3ed09?utm_source=Job+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=general

Description The Evidence to Action Intern will assist in searching for, analyzing and synthesizing research evidence for the purposes of improving IRC’s programs. We anticipate delving into topic areas such as Cash programming, Behavioral Science, Task shifting and other areas relevant for our country level teams. The intern will also assist in cataloging the literature we find as well as updating and maintaining our evidence repositories and the IRC’s interactive Outcomes and Evidence Framework (iOEF). This work directly feeds into IRC’s effort to become an outcomes-driven and evidence-based organization, and will allow us to rapidly prototype and adapt various evidence dissemination and synthesis products that can feed directly into decision-making by our staff and external stakeholders. The intern will report to the Officer, Evidence to Action

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support the identification, extraction, and extension of literature within the iOEF.
  • Support the cataloging and hosting of the identified literature (based on the iOEF and other sources) within an internal evidence bank using EndNote.
  • Assist in coordinating the updating or maintenance of key features within the iOEF.
  • Assist in developing products for communicating evidence

Learning Outcomes:

  • Manage essential knowledge functions within humanitarian organizations
  • Translate and integrate academic literature into digestible, practical summaries and tools
  • Observe, interact, and network with different NGO partners and IRC staff

Work Experience: Previous experience as a research assistant or intern, experience or familiarity with academic research databases, reference management (softwares such as Zotero, EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks etc.,), experience or familiarity with monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks, literature or systematic reviews, and report writing.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Data management skills using excel, online literature searching skills using provider databases/search engines, ability to write straightforward summaries of research findings, detail-oriented.

Language Skills: English required, Spanish/French/Arabic an additional asset

Apply https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=6053&site=1

Website: https://www.rescue.org/

Deadline: As soon as possible