Opportunities

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    AFC Folklife – Remote Internship 2021 Summary: The Folklife Internship provides experiences in archival practice, cultural heritage research, and programming, while building participants’ knowledge about ethnographic materials. AFC staff supervise work on projects aligned with the successful applicant’s qualifications and interests. US citizens over 18 years old are invited to apply for consideration, including those currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school, recently graduates, and community scholars or other individuals...
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    American Folklife Center Volunteer Internship Program AFC Volunteer Internship Program has available at all times of the year a limited number of volunteer internships through which individuals may work with the collections in the Center's archive and the Veterans History Project for career and work experience.
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    Archaeological Research Interns in The Kislak Collection The Archaeological Research Internship in The Kislak Collection is intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students and provides an opportunity to work with a world class collection of archaeological objects in a search setting.
  • researcher/fellow
    Archie Green Fellowship The Archie Green Fellowships are intended to support new research documenting Occupational Folklife in contemporary American and to generate significant born-digital archival collections (audio and/or video recordings of interviews with contemporary American workers, with accompanying photographs and field notes), which will be preserved in the American Folklife Center archive and also made available online to researchers and the public.
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    Archives, History and Heritage Advanced Internship Program – Remote Internship 2021 Program Overview: This program offers undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate and doctoral students insights into the Library of Congress collections—the world's largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge. Interns will work under the supervision and guidance of a senior specialist and learn the standards and techniques to properly arrange and provide online descriptions for archival collection materials. Responsibilities will include analyzing, organizing, and...
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    Assistant to the Blumberg Chair in Astrobiology The John W. Kluge Center is searching for an assistant to the Blumberg Chair in Astrobiology, who studies the intersection of the science of astrobiology with its humanistic and societal implications. The position involves research on science, history, space, and policy issues, as well as administrative, conference planning, and logistical duties. Ideal candidates will have solid research and writing skills and good attention to...
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    Blanton Owen Fund Award The Blanton Owen Fund is offered biennially to support ethnographic field research and documentation in the United States, especially by young scholars and documentarians.
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    Business Reference Section - Volunteer Internship Program The Business Reference Section Volunteer Internship Program is intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students interested in business development, library sciences, economics or labor studies to assist with producing annotated bibliographies and updating the Business Reference Services' web page.
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    Carroll Fellows Program at Georgetown University The Carroll Fellows Program at Georgetown University is intended for students currently enrolled in undergraduate studies an opportunity to research at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.
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    CLIR-LOC Mellon Fellowship Program (Preservation Research and Testing Division) The CLIR-LOC Mellon Fellowship Program is intended to support original source dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States.
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    Conservation Program Internship (in book, paper, photograph conservation) The Conservation Program Internship (in book, paper, or photograph conservation) is a 9-11 month program intended to fulfil the graduation requirement for conservation school or emerging conservators.
  • professional
    David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality The David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of health and spirituality. Made possible by a generous endowment from the International Center for the Integration of Health and Spirituality (ICIHS). This effort seeks to encourage the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality...
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    The Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program The Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program invites participants to: Create relationships that support professional and personal development, stimulate creativity, challenge ideas, and lead to positive innovations; Experience different approaches used in the private, public and non-profit sectors in the U.S. and learn how different U.S. government agencies, NGOs, and businesses work together to address new trends, challenges, and common issues in support of American...
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    Elizabeth Brown Pryor Internship The Manuscript Division Elizabeth Pryor Trust Fund Internship is a program intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students interested in collections conservation, preservation, library sciences, humanities, art and culture.
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    The European Division: Volunteer Internship Program The European Division Volunteer Internship Program is a program primarily for U.S. citizens (both students and non-students) who have at least a basic reading knowledge of a European language. Exceptions to U.S. citizenship are explained on the Program Website, above. Note: For Spanish and Portuguese, see Hispanic Reading Room opportunities.
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    Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program The Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program is intended to assist graduate students, independent scholars, researchers, and librarians an opportunity to pursue research in the area of Asian studies, using the unparalleled collections of the Asian Division and the Library of Congress.
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    Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award The purpose of the Parsons Fund Award is to increase awareness of the ethnographic collections at the Library of Congress and to make the collections of primary ethnographic materials housed anywhere at the Library available to the needs and uses of those in the private sector.
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    Global Legal Research Volunteer Internship Program The Law Library Global Legal Research Volunteer Internship Program is a volunteer internship intended for law school students interested in foreign law.
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    Harper-Inglis Post Graduate Fellowship Program (Conservation or Preservation Research and Testing Division) The Harper Inglis Post Graduate Fellowship Program is intended to provide emerging conservators or preservation scientists who have completed their formal education in book, paper, or photograph conservation or preservation science with the opportunity to focus on a research project while refining their practical/laboratory skills.
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    Henry Reed Fund Award The Henry Reed Fund is offered biennially to provide small awards to support activities directly involving folk artists, especially when the activities reflect, draw upon, or strengthen the collections of the American Folklife Center.
  • student/intern
    Herencia Crowdsourcing Campaign Internship The Law Library of Congress seeks several remote interns to assist with the crowdsourcing transcription campaign, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents. Herencia is the Library’s first entirely non-English crowdsourcing campaign, consisting of legal documents in the languages of Spanish, Catalan, and Latin from 15th – 19th Century Spain. Interns will work remotely and independently on a series of tasks that will help promote...
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    The Hispanic Division: Volunteer Internship Program The Hispanic Division Volunteer Internship Program is a volunteer program intended for currently enrolled undergraduate students and individuals interested in Hispanic collections conservation, preservation, library sciences, humanities, art and culture.
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    The Hispanic Reading Room (HRR) Internship The Hispanic Reading Room (HRR) Internship is a paid program providing interns the opportunity to fill information or service gaps within Caribbean, Latin America, Iberian, and Latinx collections.
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    Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection The Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection (donated by the Lovelace Family Trust in honor of James H. Billington) invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship for advanced research based on the Alan Lomax Collection.
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    Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program A. Program OverviewB. DescriptionsC. Junior Fellows Program FAQsD. Apply USAjobs.govProgram OverviewThe Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world's largest, all-inclusive library. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, fellows explore digital initiatives and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections...
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    Kislak Fellowship for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas The Kislak Fellowship for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas provides two short-term fellowships annually for independent scholars, students, and college and university faculty to conduct research based on items from the Kislak Collection. The Kislak Fellows Program supports scholarly research that contributes significantly to a greater understanding of the history and cultures of the Americas.
  • volunteer
    Kluge Center Volunteer The Kluge Volunteer Program is intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students or library professionals interested in assisting researchers of humanities and social sciences.
  • professional
    Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies The Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies is intended to examine the impact of the digital revolution on society, culture and international relations using the Library’s collections and resources.
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    Kluge Fellowship Program The Kluge Fellowship Program invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multilingual research is particularly welcome.
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    Kluge Staff Fellowship Program The annual Kluge Staff Fellowship Program is a fellowship competition open only to Library of Congress staff members. Library staff wishing additional information on this fellowship may go to the LC Staff Intranet.
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    Korea Foundation Global Challengers (KFGC) for the Junior Librarianship Program The KFGC Library Internship Program is designed to provide meaningful work experience and related opportunities at prestigious libraries abroad to selected interns from Korea. The KFGC Library Internship Program is designed to provide meaningful work experience and related opportunities at prestigious libraries abroad to selected interns from Korea. The specialist will be assigned to the Library’s Asian Division, and participate in assigned tasks for...
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    Law Clerk Program Working directly with attorneys in the division, CRS law clerks research and explain legal issues of current interest to Congress, attend briefings, and assist in writing analytical reports and memoranda.
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    Law Library Content Management Internship The Law Library of Congress seeks interns for a project that will serve to increase the visibility of the Law Library of Congress’ research guides. Interns will work remotely, entering and updating research guide information in the LibGuides content management system. Interns will be unpaid, but may use this position for volunteer hours or course credit, if applicable to their school’s requirements.
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    Law Library External Relations Assistant Volunteer Internship The Law Library External Relations Assistant Internship is a short-term volunteer internship intended for undergraduate or graduate students to gain experience as program assistant in external relations.
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    Librarians-in-Residence Program In support of developing the next generation of librarians and information professionals, the Librarians-in-Residence program will give early-career librarians the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience in at least one track of the following: Archives and special collections (new for 2021); Cataloging and Metadata; Collection Preservation; Digital Services; Reference and Instruction, Systems and Standards.2021 ProgramThe Library of Congress is offering seven positions in 2021....
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    Literary Initiatives Volunteer Internship Program The Literary Initiatives Volunteer Internship Program is designed for individuals who are studying English or Creative Writing, and is intended to offer training for those looking to have a career in arts administration and public programming. Interns will assist with the office's literary programs, including the National Book Festival, National Book Festival Presents, and other event series; contribute to its special and ongoing projects,...
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    Mary Washington College Intern Program (Unpaid) The Mary Washington College Intern Program is a volunteer program intended for currently enrolled undergraduate students interested in Hispanic collections conservation, preservation, library sciences, humanities, art and culture. (Participating universities: William & Mary, Notre Dame, Hollins)
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    Mary Wolfskill Internship (Junior Fellows) Named after a longtime Manuscript Division staff member who retired as the head of the division's Reference & Reader Services Section in 2005, the Mary Wolfskill Trust Fund is used to support internships in the Manuscript Division that will foster interest in archival work among graduate and undergraduate students, particularly minorities or students from smaller and lesser-known schools. The Fund was established in Wolfskill's...
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    Museum Studies Non-Paid Internship Program The Museum Studies Non-Paid Internship Program is intended for museum studies students and is designed to provide an opportunity to apply theory to an exhibit-work environment using the Library's vast collections and to work closely with staff of the Interpretive Programs Office on specific exhibition projects.
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    NLS Aspiring Leaders Internship Program Program Description: The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), supported by the National Library for the Blind Endowment, sponsors a paid internship that offers legally blind individuals the opportunity to gain work career experience and explore career options working in the areas of collections building, program delivery, and business oversight and management.
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    Open World Leadership Center Summer Internship The Open World Leadership Center administers the first and only international exchange agency in the U.S. Legislative Branch that is completely controlled by Congress. Note: [This internship is currently close and not accepting applications.]
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    Paul Peck Humanities Institute Internship Program The Paul Peck Humanities Institute Internship Program is intended for currently enrolled undergraduate students of Montgomery College a growth opportunity that will enrich the student's learning experience. The students will be exposed to the professional environment of the world's largest research library by participating in a range of activities. Students with language skills may be assigned to projects that will enhance their cultural and...
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    Preservation Digital Technology Volunteer Internship Program (Preservation Reformatting Division) The Preservation Digital Technology Volunteer Internship Program provides experience with all aspects of digital and microfilm reformatting for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students or other library professional.
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    Preservation Internship Program (Binding and Collections Care Division and Mass Deacidification) The Preservation Internship Program (Binding and Collections Care Division and Mass Deacidification ) is intended for library preservation students seeking a short-term internship (usually 1-3 months) that provides an opportunity to gain experience in collections conservation, library binding and/or mass deacidification workflows.
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    Preservation Science Researchers (2 positions, 3 years, paid) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have awarded a grant to the Library entitled “Assessing the Physical Condition of the National Collection” in the amountof $540,000.00. The grant will support the technical assessment of the condition of books in American research libraries and provide information to support shared print archive programs. The Preservation Research and Testing Division is seeking TWO Preservation Science Researchers for a...
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    Preservation Science Volunteer Internship Program (Preservation Research and Testing Division) The Preservation Science Volunteer Internship Program is intended for chemistry, science and forensic science majors who are currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students. This program also welcomes visiting scholars and students getting experience before attending graduates school.
  • volunteer
    Preservation Volunteer Program (Binding and Collections Care Division and Mass Deacidification) The Preservation Volunteer Program is intended to provide entry level experience in collections conservation and preservation for applicants preparing to apply to library preservation graduate school or for retired preservation professionals.
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    Preservation Volunteer Program (Conservation Division) The Preservation Volunteer Program (Conservation Division) is intended for specific experiential needs of applicants considering application to conservation graduate programs or for professionals.
  • researcher/fellow
    Presidential Management Fellows The Library of Congress Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a two-year paid internship position intended for currently enrolled graduate, doctoral or law students who successfully meet the criteria as a PMF candidate
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    Remote Internship: Research for Data and Creative Digital Publications The Law Library of Congress seeks interns for creating visual data research and creative writing publications that will provide access to legal material on the Law Library of Congress website. Interns will work remotely and independently, in a mostly asynchronous setting. The project will focus on researching a topic of interest to create a dataset for a story map and write blog articles. Training...