The general focus of the Junior Fellows Program is to increase 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.Learn more about this agency
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 Library collections and information discovered through research conducted 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.
The project names for 2016 are listed below. For full project descriptions and list of required skills/knowledge for each program project, applicants must review the information at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/about.html prior to applying.
1. Library Services Humanities and Social Sciences Division project - "Digitization of Monastery Manuscripts: Creation of Metadata"
2. Congressional Research Service Domestic Social Policy Division project - "Behavioral Health Issues in American Indian and Alaska Natives: An Overview of Programs and Policies"
3. Library Services African and Middle Eastern Division project - "Hebrew Manuscripts for the 21st Century: A Digitization Project at the Library of Congress"
4. Library Services Geography and Map Division project - "Fire Insurance Maps Online
5. Library Services Prints and Photographs Division project - "Popular Historical Prints"
6. Library Services Veterans History Project - "Digital Preservation Lifecycles in the Veterans History Project"
7. Library Services European Division - "Yudin Collection"
8. Law Library Collections Services Division project - "Hispanic Legal Documents Description Project"
9. Library Services Rare Book and Special Collections Division project - "Copyright Deposit Collection 1870-1897"
10. Library Services Preservation Research & Testing Division project - "CLASS-D Scientific Reference Collection - Cataloging Samples and Data"
11. Library Services Hispanic Division project - "Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape"
12. Library Services Collection Access, Loan and Management Division project - "CARVALHO MONTEIRO’s COLLECTION: Improving Access"
13. Library Services Collection Access, Loan and Management Division project - "Miniature Collection"
14. Library Services Geography and Map Division project - "Pre-Columbian Ceramic Archaeological Database and Imaging Project"
15. Library Services Music Division project - "Leonard Bernstein Digitization Project"
16. Library Services African and Middle Eastern Division project - "Hidden in Plain View: Uncataloged Hebrew and Yiddish Treasures at the Library of Congress"
17. Library Services Manuscript Division project - "Mary Wolfskill Trust Fund Internship (Reference support in Manuscripts)"
18. Library Services Music Division project - "Federal Theater Project Programs & Playbills"
19. Library Services Conservation Division project - "Identification of Photographic Samples in the Rare Photograph Manuals Collection"
20. Library Services Rare Book and Special Collections Division project - "St. Mark's Poetry Project Archive"
21. Library Services Manuscript Division project - "Organization and Description of the Woman's National Democratic Club Records"
22. Library Services Humanities and Social Sciences Division project - "Web and Multimedia Introductions to Research at LC"
23. Library Services Music Division project - "Audiovisual Assets of American Ballet Theatre"
24. Library Services Serial and Government Publications Division project - "Federal Advisory Committee Collection"
25. National and International Outreach Educational Outreach Division project - "Primary Source Educational Resource"
26. Library Services Preservation Research & Testing Division- Division project - "ASTM 100 Year Paper Aging Study"
For more details about the 2016 Junior Fellows Internship Program, click here: http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/
Who May Apply
This job is open to…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 will have graduated no earlier than spring 2016 from an undergraduate or graduate program. ONLY FIRST TIME FELLOWS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE PROGRAM
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