See contact and application info/deadline in press release below
News from the Library of Congress
Press contact: Audrey Fischer (202) 707-0022
Public contact: Beth Davis-Brown (202) 707-3301
February 18, 2009
Library of Congress To Offer Junior Fellows Summer Internships
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 [log in to unmask] Questions about the program may
be sent to [log in to unmask], 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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