The Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress offers seven internship/ fellowship/volunteer opportunities (see Fellowships & Internships). The Multicultural Initiative encourages underrepresented students with preservation experience to seek further training at the Library in general collections conservation, special collections conservation, preventive conservation, preservation reformatting, or preservation science.
Application and Selection Procedure
Applicants should complete and submit by email the Preservation Fellowship and Internship Application Form [PDF: 176 KB / 3 p.]. Please follow the additional instructions on the application form and note that the Preservation Directorate uses this one application form for all of the various training opportunities offered.
Note: Applications to be considered under the Multicultural initiative will be accepted only if one of the seven internship opportunities is also indicated (i.e., Book; Paper; Photograph; Preventive; Digital; Volunteer; Science).
Applications for the Advanced Conservation internships in the Conservation Division are accepted in the first three weeks of January each year. Applications for all other fellowship, internship, and volunteer opportunities in the Library's Preservation Directorate are accepted at any time. Full descriptions of each internship/opportunity can be accessed from the Fellowships & Internships page.
Current sources of funding include the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, listed on the Fellowships & Internships page.
To apply, please direct applications and inquiries to:
Preservation Education Specialist
Library of Congress
Telephone: (202) 707-8345
FAX: (202) 707-1525
Because of security measures at the Library, all postal delivery may be delayed. We request that all application materials and inquiries be sent by email.