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 2019 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program - Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Library of Congress 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Entry
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 518992200_Washington_DC_DC / Latpro-3654318 
Date posted: Dec-10-2018
State, Zip: District of Columbia, 20027




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 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.

 2019 Projects:

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:  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:

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0099 General Student Trainee


Conditions of Employment
  • All projects require basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • MUST be first time participant in the Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program.
  • Program participants from previous years not eligible to reapply.

No additional requirements to those listed above.


1. Currently enrolled students (Undergraduate, Graduate) or have graduated in the months of December 2018 - June 2019

2. MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR FULL TEN WEEK PERIOD at $450 per week, from May 28 through August 2, 2019.

3. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of a personnel security/suitability investigation.

4. Resume (either uploaded or created using the Resume Builder ).

5. Latest transcript from the current or most recently attended college or university. Unofficial copy acceptable.

6. Cover letter stating professional objectives and relevant professional skills; include language abilities if relevant. The cover letter should clearly identify your top 3 project choices and why you have chosen them.

7. Two (2) references (name, email and phone) that can attest to the applicant's proficiency, skills, work ethic, reliability, quality of work, and capacity to work on teams.

For all documents you should follow the steps for submitting documents found below in step 5 of the "How to Apply" section.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once selected and hired for the internship, every effort will be made to accommodate project selections. Due to the popularity of some areas of interest, preferred project placement cannot be guaranteed. All project areas may not be available at the time applicants are selected and others may be added. Applicants should be sure to indicate three project areas of interest within their applications.


Additional information

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify (see application details). The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date. For more information contact the selective placement program coordinator at (see application details) or email (see application details). The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation. The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Completed application packages will be forwarded to selecting officials in the Library who will arrange telephone interviews with promising applicants, based on the application package and desired skills.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required


Required Documents

Please be sure to submit ALL Required Documents. 

If any documents are missing, your application will be disqualified. 

1. REQUIRED - Resume.

2. REQUIRED - Latest transcript from the current or most recently attended university or college. We will accept an unofficial copy.

3. REQUIRED - Cover letter stating professional objectives and relevant professional skills; include language abilities if relevant. The cover letter should clearly identify your top 3 project choices and why you have chosen them.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

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