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 2019 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 18th Century Statutes - France and New France (Law Library)
# 02 Copyright Archival Records Digitization (U.S. Office of Copyright)
# 03 Climate Change & National Defense (Congressional Research Service)
# 04 Women’s Suffrage Primary Resources Guide (K-12) (Learning and Innovation Office)
# 05 Literary Story Maps (Center for the Book)
# 06 Archiving the National Book Festival (Signature Programs Office)
# 07 Audience Outreach and Engagement (Library of Congress Labs)
# 08 Data Flow Visualization (User Experience Design)
# 09 Transcultural Teaching Guide (Hispanic Division)
# 10 Disney Film Music Project (Music Division)
# 11 Martha Graham Legacy Dance Archives (Music Division)
# 12 Hamady Perishable Press Archive (Rare Books Special Collections Division)
# 13 US Department of Interior Maps 1890-1930 (Science, Technology and Business)
# 14 WWII EO8807 - Digital Collections (Science, Technology and Business)
# 15 Uncatalogued Treasures in Hebrew (Hebraic Section)
# 16 Hebrew Periodicals for Digital Age (Hebraic Section)
# 17 Burmese, Thai, Laos Rare Collections (Asian Division)
# 18 South Asian Newspapers 1880 – 2018 Project (Asian Division)
# 19 Russian Cyrillic Collection 1880 – 1940 (European Division)
# 20 Carvalho Monteiro Collection (Collections Management Division)
# 21 Miniature Books Collection (Collections Management Division)
# 22 Advancing Paper Characterization (Preservation Research & Testing Division)
# 23 Data Mapping Preservation Needs (Binding and Collections Care Division)
# 24 Prelinger Archive Film Formats (Moving Image Processing Unit)
# 25 Recorded Sound Mavis Processing (Recorded Sound Processing Unit)
# 26 Native American Audio (1940s – Present) (Recorded Sound Processing Unit)
# 27 Indigenous Law Portal (Ecuador) (Library Services and the Law Library)
# 28 African American Veteran History (Veterans History Project)
# 29 Manuscript Reading Room Internship (Manuscript Division)
# 30 Art Buchwald Processing (Manuscript Division)
For more details about the 2019 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, click here: https://www.loc.gov/item/internships/junior-fellows-program/
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