Library of Congress to Offer Junior Fellows Summer Internships
From P.T. Barnum's circus posters to the largest personal Russian library in
the U.S., rare and unique treasures were processed by the 2011 Junior Fellows
Summer Interns who had access to a wide variety of collections housed in the
Library of Congress.
This summer the Library of Congress once again is offering special 10-week
paid internships to college students. For a stipend of $3,000, the 2011 class
of Junior Fellows Summer Interns will work full-time from May 29 through Aug.
3, 2012, with Library specialists and curators to inventory, describe and
explore collection holdings and to assist with digital-preservation outreach
activities throughout the Library. The focus of the program is on increasing
access to collections and awareness of the Library's digital-preservation
programs by making them better-known and accessible to researchers including
scholars, students, teachers and the general public.
The interns will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright
deposits, digital preservation, reference, access standards and information
management. The program is made possible through the generosity of the late
Mrs. Jefferson Patterson and the James Madison Council, the Library's private-
sector advisory group.
In addition to the stipend (paid in bi-weekly segments), interns will be
eligible to take part in programs offered at the Library.
Applications will be accepted online only at usajobs.gov , keyword: 308129000,
from Friday, Jan. 27 through midnight, Monday, Feb. 27.
For more details about the program and information on how to apply, visit
www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/. Questions about the program may be sent to
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The Library of Congress is an equal-opportunity employer. Women, minorities
and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly
encouraged to apply.
Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal
cultural institution. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity
and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge
through its magnificent collections, programs and exhibitions. Many of the
Library's rich resources can be accessed through its website at www.loc.gov.
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