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Job Title:  Junior Fellows
Department:  Legislative Branch
Agency:  Library of Congress
Job Announcement Number:  Summer Intern 2014

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$3,000.00 to $3,000.00 / Per Year
Monday, December 16, 2013 to Friday, January 24, 2014
Open - Summer Intern
MANY vacancies - Washington DC, DC   View Map
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 2013 from an undergraduate or graduate program. ONLY FIRST TIME INTERNS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR PROGRAM
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About the Agency

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.


  • All projects require basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • MUST be first time intern with the Junior Fellows Internship Program.
  • Program participants from previous years not eligible to reapply.


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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:

2014 Project Names listed below.  For full project descriptions and list of required skills/knowledge for each program project, applicants must review the information at: prior to applying.

1. Office of the Librarian, World Digital Library, Project Name:World Digital Library 

2. Congressional Research Services, Project name:Congressional Research Service Centennial Display


3. Copyright Office, Project name:Copyright Historical Records


4. Law Library of Congress, Project name:United Nations Gazettes


5. Office of Strategic Initiatives, National Digital Information Infrastructure & Preservation Program, Project name:Collecting & Preserving Digital Culture on the Web


6. Office of Strategic Initiatives, Educational Outreach, Project name: Developing a Primary Source Teaching Tool


7. American Folklife Center, Project name:Digital Preservation of the Local Legacies Collection


8. Veterans History Project, Project name:Digital Preservation Workflows


9. African & Middle Eastern Division, Project name:Letters from Afghanistan


10. African & Middle Eastern Division, Project name:Persian Rare Book & Manuscript Finding Aid


11. African & Middle Eastern Division, Project name:South African Pamphlet Collection Finding Aid


12. African & Middle Eastern Division, Project name:Hidden from Plain View: Uncatalogued Hebrew Treasures


13. Asian Division, Project name:Japanese Microfilm Reorganization Project


14. Collection Access, Loan & Management Division, Project name:Carvalho Monteiro’s Collection: Improving Access


15. Collection Access, Loan & Management Division, Project name:Miniature Collections


16. Geography & Map Division, Project name:Maya Poison Flask Inventory. Skills Desired: Interest in archaeology


17. Hispanic Division, Project name:Distant Neighbors: “The United States and the Mexican Revolution”


18. Manuscript Division, Project name:Mary Wolfskill Trust Fund Internship


19. Manuscript Division, Project name:Manuscript Collections Processing


20. Music Division, Project name:Music Legacy Collections: Bibliographic Access


21. Prints & Photographs Division, Project name:20th-century Photographic Collections related to Architecture & Design


22. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Project name:Copyright Deposit Collection (1870-1897)


23. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Project name:Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection Archive


24. Science, Technology & Business Division, Project name:19th-Century International Trade Resources Collection


25. Serial & Government Publications Division, Project name:Assessing & Promoting the Comic Book Collection


26. Serial & Government Publications Division, Project name; Pulp Magazine Collection: Promoting a Popular Culture Treasure Trove


27. Serial & Government Publications Division, Project name:Topics Pages for Chronicling Americas


28. Conservation Division, Project name:Optimizing Content on the Library of Congress Preservation Website 

29. Preservation Research & Testing Division, Project name:Evaluating Degraded Audio and Video Media

30. Preservation Research & Testing Division, Project name:Technical Study & Examination of Rare Glass Flutes in the Dayton C. Miller Collection
31. Preservation Research & Testing Division, Project name:Non-invasive Characterization of Paper & It's Condition 

32. Preservation Research & Testing Division, Project name:ASTM 100 Year Paper Aging Study  

33. Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access / Asian & Middle Eastern Division, Project name:16th-Century Hebrew Book Collection
34. Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access / Asian & Middle Eastern Division, Project name:Hebrew Artist’s Books Collection


For more details about the 2014 Junior Fellows Program, click here:




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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 27 through August 1, 2014. (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 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 24, 2014. Recommendations should be sent from the college or university e-mail address of the professor, submitting the recommendation to: 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.


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.
To preview questions please click here.


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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. 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 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.


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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, no later than 4:30pm EST of the Closing Date. REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE GRANTED.


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:


Linda Stiber Morenus
Phone: 202-707-6610
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


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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