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    The general focus of the Junior Fellows Summer Intern 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.

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    Responsibilities

    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.
    2018 Projects:
    The project names for 2018 are listed below. For full project descriptions and list of required skills/knowledge for each project, applicants must review the information at: https://www.loc.gov/item/internships/junior-fellows-program/ prior to applying.

    #01 - Podcast Development and Archive Management (National and International Outreach, Poetry and Literature Center)

    #02 - Literary Story Maps (National and International Outreach, Center for the Book)

    #03 - Primary-Source Baseball History (National and International Outreach, Educational Outreach)

    #04 - Digital Scholarship Workshop (National and International Outreach, Kluge Center, National Digital Initiatives)

    #05 - Library of Congress Digital Labs (National and International Outreach, National Digital Initiatives)

    #06 - National Book Festival Project (National and International Outreach, National Programs)

    #07 - Exploring Library’s Collections through Web Browser Extensions (Librarian’s Office, Office of Communications)

    #08 - Constitution Education and Research (Congressional Research Services)

    #09 - CRS Video for Congress: Get to know CRS (Congressional Research Services)

    #10 - Hispanic Legal Documents Project (Law Library)

    #11 - Copyright Archival Records (Copyright Office)

    #12 - St. Mark’s Poetry Project Archive (Library Services, Rare Book and Special Collections Division)

    #13 - Copyright Deposit Collection (1870-1897) (Library Services, Rare Book and Special Collections Division)

    #14 - Mapping Marvels (Library Services) (Science, Technology and Business Division) (Science Reference Section)

    #15 - Treasure Hunting- Biodiversity (Library Services, Science, Technology and Business Division)

    #16 - Hauslaub-Liechtenstein Inventory and Research (Library Services, Geography and Map Division)

    #17 - Carvalho Monteiro’s Collection (Library Services)

    #18 - Miniature Book Collection (Library Services)

    #19 - VHP Archives and Reference Project (Library Services, Veterans History Project)

    #20 - Recorded Sound Collection (Library Services, Recorded Sound Section)

    #21 - Voices of the Great Migration Project (Recorded Sound Section)

    #22 - Hebrew and Yiddish Periodicals (Library Services, Hebraic Section)

    #23 - North Korean Serials (Library Services, Asian Division)

    #24 - Pre-War Japanese Serials (Library Services) (Asian Division)

    #25 - Collation of Ethiopian/Eritrean News (Library Services, African and Middle East Division)

    #26 - Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (Library Services, Hispanic Division)

    #27 - Local History and Genealogy Hispanic Sources (Library Services, Main Reading Room)

    #28 - Stravinsky/Craft Collection (Library Services, Music Division)

    #29 - Martha Graham Legacy Project (Library Services, Music Division)

    #30 - Indigenous Law Portal: Peru, South America (Library Services, Policy and Standards Division)

    #31 - French and Italian Collections Project (Library Services, Benelux, France and Italy Section)

    #32 - Korab Architectural Photographic Archive (Library Services, Prints and Photographs Division)

    #33 - Glass Composition (Library Services, Preservation Research & Testing Division)

    #34 - Photographic Maps of the Civil War (Library Services, Conservation Division)

    #35 - Mary Wolfskill Trust Fund Internship/ Elizabeth Pryor Trust Fund Internship (filling two positions) (Library Services, Manuscript Division)
    For more details about the 2018 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, click here: https://www.loc.gov/item/internships/junior-fellows-program/

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    No

    Promotion Potential

    01

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Must be a U.S. citizen 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, who have graduated in the months of December 2017 - June 2018. ONLY FIRST TIME FELLOWS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE PROGRAM

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