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Job Title:Junior Fellows

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:Library of Congress

Job Announcement Number:Jr. Fellow Summer Intern

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$3,000.00 to $3,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, December 20, 2012 to Friday, January 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0099-01

POSITION INFORMATION:

Open - Summer Intern

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

01

DUTY LOCATIONS:

MANY vacancies - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applicants must be U. S. citizens who are currently enrolled in a degree-granting program of study at an accredited institution of higher learning at the undergraduate level (college, university, or tribal college), or graduate level, or have graduated since August 2012 from an undergraduate or graduate program.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the world's largest library, with more than 151 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and more than 19 million items online at its award-winning Web site. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Library is also the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service, and the Law Library of Congress and is leading the worldwide effort to preserve digital material through the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program.

The general focus of the Junior Fellows Program is on increasing 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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • All projects require basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

DUTIES:

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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 and compelling gems they found 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. 

  

Program Projects:

 

1. Office of the Librarian, World Digital Library, Project Name: World Digital Library. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Writing ability; foreign language abilities and interest in foreign cultures a plus.

2. Copyright Office, Project Name: Copyright Historical Records.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Strong organizational and analytical skills.

3. Law Library of Congress, Project Name: United Nations Gazettes.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Good attention to detail; organizational skills; ability to create Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

4. Office of Strategic Initiatives, National Digital Information Infrastructure & Preservation Program, Project Name: Digital Preservation Policies/Practices Analysis.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with wiki documentation tools.

5. Center for the Book, Project Name: Young Readers Center Outreach and Collection Development.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of social media; knowledge of books for young people.

6. Veterans History Project, Project name: Digital Preservation Workflows.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Some prior experience working in an archive; knowledge of US military history and Microsoft Access.

7. Binding & Collections Care Division, Project name: Capturing the Preservation Action (Mass Deacidification) for Statistical Analysis.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Integrated Library System searching and structure; use of Microsoft Excel.

8. Conservation Division, Project name: Conservation Division Website Refreshment.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: High level computer skills including web writing and web design; knowledge of Dreamweaver™ software; ability to do html encoding; clear writing and editing ability; ability to follow instructions; patience; self-motivation.

9. Preservation Research & Testing Division, Project name: Degraded Audio and Video Magnetic Media Identification and Characterization.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Basic laboratory skills; computer skills including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

10. Preservation Research & Testing Division, Project name: ASTM 100 Year Paper Aging Study. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to follow directions and record data.

11. Preservation Research & Testing Division, Project name: 1513 Ptolemy Geographia Altas.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Background in one of the physical sciences, with chemistry or materials science preferred.

12. Geography & Map Division, Project name: Civil War Map Geospatial Portal.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Basic GIS experience; familiarity with .kml and .kmz files. 

13. Geography & Map Division, Project name: Vicente Sebastia╠ün Pintado Papers (1781-1842).  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of  Microsoft Excel and Access; knowledge of Spanish language; background in library science.

14. Geography & Map Division, Project name: GIS Project Names and Metadata Standardization. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Computer file management skills (creating and organizing digital directories and files); knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access; knowledge of GIS software such as ArcView, ArcGIS, ArcExplorer.

15. African & Middle Eastern Division, Project name: Afghanistan Un-cataloged Serials and Rare Book Project.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with Afghan history and publishing trends; knowledge of Dari Persian and Pashto language.

16. African & Middle Eastern Division, Project name: African Pamphlet Collection Finding Aid. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Strong organizational and analytical skills; knowledge of South African languages such as French or Portuguese.

17. African & Middle Eastern Division, Project name: Bibliographic Research on Sudan and South Sudan (2010 to present).  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Basic knowledge of bibliographic searching.

18. African & Middle Eastern Division, Project name: Persian Rare Book and Manuscript Hand List.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to read Persian.

19. Music Division, Project name: Music Bibliographic Access.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Microsoft Access; ability to read music and interpret the content of a score.

20. Music Division, Project name: Concert Office Commission Database.  No specific skills/knowledg required.

21. Music Division, Project name: Digital Projects in the Music Division.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of  Microsoft Access; some knowledge of music and music history.

22. Science, Technology & Business Division, Project name: Japanese World War II Documents.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to read Japanese.

23. Science, Technology & Business Division, Project name: Science Education in the 21st Century. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Some interest in science education.

24. Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division, Project name: Identifying and Processing Sound Recordings.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Access; attention to detail; research skills; interest in recorded sound history.

25. Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division, Project name: Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of databases, scanning, word processing, some web design; attention to detail; research skills.

26. Collection Access, Loan & Management Division, Project name: Carvalho Monteiro’s Collection: Improving Access.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Proficient in Microsoft Office software, especially Excel.

27. Collection Access, Loan & Management Division, Project name: Miniature Collections.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Proficient in Microsoft Office software, especially Excel.

28. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Project name: Copyright Deposit Collection (1870-1897).  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.

29. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Project name: Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection ArchiveSkills/Knowledge Desired: Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel and Word; ability to read Italian, French or German; interest in rare books and database construction.

30. Hispanic Division, Project name: Online Exhibition “The United States and the Mexican Revolution”.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to read Spanish; some familiarity with Mexican and US history.

31. Manuscript Division, Project name: Mary Wolfskill Trust Fund Internship.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with web applications; knowledge of American history; ability to communicate effectively in writing; knowledge of integrated library systems; basic library applications; and other information technologies.

32. Manuscript Division, Project name: Manuscript Collections Processing.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of American history and culture; ability to organize, describe and preserve manuscript material.

33. Asian Division, Project name: Indexing Information on China in Library of Congress Reports.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Chinese language helpful.

34. Humanities & Social Sciences Division, Project name: Digitization of Baseball and Sports Manuals (Pre-1924).  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to search the Integrated Library System online catalog; ability to prepare and organize material.

35. Humanities & Social Sciences Division, Project name: Main Reading Room Video.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Video experience including scripting, editing and filming.

36. Prints & Photographs Division, Project name: Roll Call Newspaper Photo Morgue.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Visual literacy; communication skills; organizational and analytical skill.

37. Prints & Photographs Division, Project name: Congressional Quarterly News Photo Morgue.  Skills/Knowledge Desired: Visual literacy; communication skills; organizational and analytical skills.

For pdf of 2013 Junior Fellows Program Projects, click here:

http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/about.html

For more details about the 2013 Junior Fellows Program, click here:

http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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

2. Must be available for full ten week period at $300 per week, from May 28 through August 2, 2013. (NO EXCEPTIONS)

3. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of a personnel security/suitability investigation.

4. Completed Federal Resume.

5. Completed Form OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Employment) available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf. 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; include language abilities if relevant.

8. Two (2) letters of recommendation, each from an appropriate professor, attesting to the applicant's proficiency, reliability and the feasibility of his/her carrying out assignments.

 

Letters of recommendation must be emailed by midnight, January 25, 2013. Recommendations should be sent from the college or university e-mail address of the professor, submitting the recommendation to: interns2013@loc.gov. The subject line MUST READ: Recommendation letter for [full name of applicant/student]. For all documents except letters of recommendation, you must follow the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions located within the online application, which will provide a cover sheet for each of your documents so that they can be correctly submitted. The fax number will appear on the cover sheet. Each cover sheet and corresponding document must be faxed separately. Please review your confirmation to ensure that all pages were sent.

 

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 on their applications.

 


No additional requirements to those listed above.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Completed application packages will be forwarded to selecting officials in the Library who will arrange telephone interviews with promising applicants, based on the application package and desired skills.
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BENEFITS:

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Interns are temporary employees of the Library of Congress and are not eligible for most Federal Employee benefits and privileges. However, they are protected by worker's compensation laws and eligible for the transportation subsidy program for qualified individuals who use the Metro System, Virginia Rail Express, MARC commuter trains, and county and commercial buses and qualified commercial van pools to commute to their jobs at the Library.

OTHER INFORMATION:

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date. For more information contact the selective placement program coordinator at 202-707-6362 or email spp@loc.gov. The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation. The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure you are considered for the position. You are required to apply online for this announcement. Except for letters of recommendation, mailed or e-mailed documents WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. You must complete the entire application process, including submission of all documents BEFORE this announcement closes. To do so, complete the following steps. Step 1: If you do not already have one, create a resume on USAJOBS. Although you must enter your Social Security Number for USAJOBS, this information will not be provided to the Library of Congress. Step 2: Review the Job Announcement. We recommend you go to the end of the Qualification and Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 4. You may wish to customize your USAJOBS resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Step 3: Click on the "APPLY ONLINE" button to the right of this announcement. Follow USAJOBS' instructions to access your account and submit your resume. You will be redirected to the Hiring Management website to complete the application process. If this is your first time in Hiring Management, you will be asked to answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. You will be able to update this information and save it to our account for future announcements. Step 4: Once you have completed the eligibility questions, you will be taken directly to the vacancy application questions. Answer all questions honestly and thoroughly. Step 5: Hiring Management offers three options that will electronically attach your documentation to your online application once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement. (1) You may select a document that you have already uploaded to USAJOBS for a previous announcement. (2) You may electronically upload a document directly from your computer to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation the document uploaded and click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. (3) You may follow the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions within the online application, which will provide the necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will be correctly submitted. The fax number will be available on the cover sheet. Please note that each cover sheet and corresponding document must be faxed separately. Be certain to review your complete fax transmittal confirmation to ensure that all pages have been received. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have multiple documents of the same kind, e.g. 2 undergraduate transcripts from different schools or 2 SF-50s, etc., be sure that they are all in the same file on your computer or in your USAJOBS profile before uploading them. If you try uploading them individually, only the last one sent will be visible in our system. Likewise, if sending them by fax, be sure and include both of them behind the respective fax cover sheet and send them as one fax. If you send them individually with the same cover sheet, the last one sent will overwrite the first one. Finally, if you upload a document, e.g. your undergraduate transcript, do not also fax that same document (or fax another undergraduate transcript), because whichever one you send last will be the only one that is visible in our system. If you have any questions about this information, please contact the person on this announcement BEFORE the closing date. Step 6: Click on "Submit" after you have completed your application. Once you have submitted your application, you can check your status online through your Hiring Management or MY USAJOBS account. Your complete online application and any required supplemental documentation (e.g., SF-50, etc.) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documents are received on time and that the materials are readable. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from consideration for this announcement. If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the online process, you MUST CONTACT THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. For all technical issues please contact jobhelp@loc.gov, no later than 4:30pm EST of the Closing Date. REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE GRANTED.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1. Completed Federal Resume. 2. Two (2) letters of recommendation, each from an appropriate professor attesting to the applicant's proficiency, reliability and the feasibility of his/her carrying out assignments. 3. Latest transcript from the current or most recently attended university or college. We will accept an unofficial copy. 4. Cover letter stating professional objectives; include language abilities if relevant. 5. Complete form OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Employment) available at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Linda Stiber Morenus
Phone: 202-707-6610
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: interns2013@loc.gov
Agency Information:
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
101 Independence Ave. SE
LM-641
Washington, DC
20540
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Please review our evaluation process under "How You Will Be Evaluated." You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking on "My Applications". You will receive final notification via e-mail when this vacancy has been filled.

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Job Announcement Number:

Jr. Fellow Summer Intern

Control Number:

334219300