The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its 2016 Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program—a 10-week paid fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students.
For a stipend of $3,000, the 2016 class of Junior Fellows will work full-time with Library specialists and curators from May 31 through Aug. 5, 2016, to inventory, describe and explore collection holdings and to assist with digital-preservation outreach activities throughout the Library. The program aims to increase access to collections and awareness of the Library’s digital-preservation programs by making them better-known and available to Members of Congress, scholars, researchers, students, teachers and the general public.
The fellows will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work, including but not limited to: collection processing, digital preservation, educational outreach, access, standards-setting and information management. The 2015 class of Junior Fellows processed rare treasures and played an integral part in completing substantive project work. They indexed and rehoused the Library’s Harry Houdini collection; conducted archaeological research on Mesoamerican jade to determine its origins; and analyzed NBC’s Radio Collection from 1950 to 1970, which uncovered broadcasts about the launch of Sputnik and the death of former President Dwight Eisenhower. Additionally, the fellows improved the Library’s description of its World War I sheet music collection by assigning subject headings based on musical presentation format, form/genre and lyrical content.
Applications will be accepted online only at www.usajobs.gov, keyword: Junior Fellows from Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, through midnight Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.
For more details about the program and information on how to apply, visit loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/. Questions about the program may be sent to email@example.com.
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