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    The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world's largest library. Working under the direction of the Library curators and specialists, fellows increase access to and engagement with collection materials. United States citizens currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school are invited to apply for consideration as a Junior Fellow.

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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 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. 

     2020 Projects:

    The project names for 2020 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. 

    1. Audio Engagement Fellow Hispanic and Indigenous Languages (Hispanic Division)
    2. Visualizing and Mapping Hispanic Collections and Services (Hispanic Division)
    3. Trade Beads: Commodity and Currency (Science, Business & Technology)
    4. History of African American Business and Entrepreneurship (Science, Business & Technology)
    5. African Poster Collection (African and Middle Eastern Division)
    6. Soviet Serials Collection (European Division)
    7. Indigenous Peoples Law Portal (South America) (Library Services and the Law Library)(This project is no longer available)
    8. Burmese Rare Collection Management (Asian Division)
    9. African Academic Journal Indexing Project (African, Latin American & W European Division)
    10. Yiddish Uncatalogued Books (Asian and Middle Eastern Division)
    11. Prewar and Occupation Period Japanese Serials (Asian Division)
    12. Improving Access to Rights Restricted Foreign Newspapers (Digital Content Management Section)
    13. Home Movie Collection Processing (Moving Image Processing Unit)
    14. John Allen Nitrate Film Processing (Moving Image Processing Unit)
    15. Artists and Archives (Rare Book and Special Collections Division)
    16. Spotlighting Main Reading Room Collections and Resources (Researcher & Reference Services)
    17. Virtual Reality and the Archaeology of the Americas (Geography and Map Division)
    18. Measuring Light Source Effects (Preservation Research & Testing Division)
    19. Preservation Scientific Reference Center (Preservation Research & Testing Division)
    20. Digital Data Aids for Communications and Outreach (Veterans History Project)
    21. DuPree African American Pentecostal Collection (Manuscript Division)
    22. Manuscript Reading Room Internship (Manuscript Division)
    23. Paul Marvin Rudolph Architectural Archive (Prints and Photographs Division)
    24. Digitizing Braille Music Scores (National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled)
    25. Eighteenth Century Statutes of France and New France (Law Library)
    26. Mapping a Global Community of Scholars (Kluge Center)
    27. Informal Learning and Engagement Design (Office of Informal Learning)
    28. Primary Source-Based Educational Resource (K-12) (Learning and Innovation Office)
    29. Archiving the National Book Festival (Signature Programs Office)
    30. Program and Project Management Community of Practice (U.S. Copyright Office)
    31. Quotations Database Prototype (Congressional Research Service)
    32. Journey Mapping Digital Accessibility (Design & Development Office)
    33. User-Centered Outreach Strategies (Digital Innovation Division)
    34. Biography of a Dataset (Digital Innovation Division)

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0099 General Student Trainee

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