Monday, March 26, 2007

Wouldn't YOU like to work at the LOC? (Library of Congress, of course....check out the list of paid internships!)

Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program

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. Working with the staff, curators, and incomparable collections of the Library of Congress, interns will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work, introducing them to principles of preservation, reference, access standards, information management, and the U.S. Copyright System.

The application package must include the following materials:

- Two (2) letters of recommendation from an appropriate professor or employer attesting to the applicant's proficiency, reliability and the feasibility of his/her carrying out assignments.
- Transcript(s) from the current or most recently attended university or college. Unofficial photocopies will be accepted.

Applications will be accepted only online and should be sent to:

2007 Summer Intern Program Coordinating Committee at

Questions about the program can be emailed to:

All applications (and supporting materials) must be received by midnight EST, Monday, April 9, 2007.

(see below under: Citizenship Requirements)

Summer internships will begin June 4, 2007, and run through August 10, 2007. Interns will work full-time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday, and will receive a taxable income of $300 per week, and are eligible for Metrochek, a transit subsidy program for qualified individuals who use the Metro system, Virginia Rail Express, MARC commuter trains, and county and commercial buses and qualified commercial van pools to commute to their jobs at the Library.

Subject Areas of Interest:
American History
History of Popular and Graphic Arts, Architecture, and Design
History of Photography
Manuscript Drama
Film, Television and Radio
Sound Recordings
American Popular culture
Rare Books and Book Arts
Preservation and Conservation

To expedite the application and selection process, please include email address on all forms and correspondence.

If you are accepted, you will participate in this program for 10 week(s).

Application Dates:
Applications will be accepted after March 16, 2007 until April 9, 2007.

$300.00 per week

For More Information:

Citizenship Requirements:
US Citizenship Required. Applicants must be U. S. citizens currently enrolled in a degree-granting program of study at an accredited institution of higher learning at the undergraduate (college, university, or Tribal College) or graduate levels, or have graduated since August 2006 from an undergraduate or graduate program.

Applications Open To:
Undergraduate Student
Graduate Student

Humanities, Art, and Culture
Library Sciences
Information Technology
Collections Conservation and Preservation
Geography and Maps
Government and Business Administration

Contact & Application Information:
Name: Leon Turner
Phone: 202-707-2087
Fax: 202-252-2045


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