Library of Congress to Offer Junior Fellows Summer Internships

From the Library of Congress Press release


“Rare comic books, wax-cylinder recordings, novelty postcards,

hand-colored films and a tale told on a hooked rug were among the

treasures uncovered by the 2008 class of Junior Fellows Summer Interns,

who located them among the copyright deposits and gifts that have come

into the nation’s library.”


“This summer the Library of Congress, home of the U.S. Copyright Office,

is once again offering special 10-week, paid internships to college

students. For a stipend of $3,000, the 2009 class of Junior Fellows

Summer Interns will work full-time between June 1 and Aug. 7 with staff

specialists to inventory, describe, and explore copyright and gift

collection holdings throughout the Library. The focus of the program is

on increasing access to collections by making them better known and

accessible to researchers including scholars, students, teachers,

creators, and the general public. In past years, summer interns have

worked with both American and international materials related to a

diversity of subjects, and in multiple formats including books,

manuscripts, music, film, pictures, and maps.”


“The application deadline is midnight, Wednesday, March 11. Applications

will be accepted only online and should be sent to the 2009 Summer

Intern Program Coordinating Committee at

<> . Questions about the program may be sent to <> , and for information

on how to apply, visit

<> .”


“The interns will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work:

preservation, reference, access standards, information management and

the U.S. copyright system. The program is made possible through the

generosity of the late Mrs. Jefferson Patterson.”


“In addition to the stipend (paid in bi-weekly segments), interns will

be eligible to take part in programs offered at the Library. Interns are

temporary employees of the Library, and as such are not eligible for

federal employee benefits and privileges.”


“The Library of Congress is an equal-opportunity employer. Women,

minorities and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.”


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