Internship Opportunity at Library of Congress

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From: visualmat-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu [mailto:visualmat-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Carnell, Brett Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 11:23 AM To: ‘visualmat@lists.berkeley.edu’ <visualmat@lists.berkeley.edu>; ‘SAA Visual Materials Section Discussion List’ <vms@forums.archivists.org> Subject: Summer internships at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is proud to announce that it is accepting applications for its competitive 2016 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program<http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/about.html> from now through Friday, January 22, 2016.  There are a number of projects that would interest students an interest in with visual materials archives including two positions at the Prints and Photographs Division working with large format historical prints.

Please forward this message to potentially interested students.   Click here to apply for the program:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423248100.  Click here to view the Library’s official press release about the program: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2015/15-214.html.

The Junior Fellows Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world’s largest, all-inclusive library. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, Fellows explore digital initiatives and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. Fellows are exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access, and information technology. Students applicants will rank their top three projects choices from a list of 26 projects. If selected, students will either work 1:1 with their Project Mentor or be placed on a small team and collaborate with one or two other Junior Fellows in addition to their Project Mentor.

The 2016 Junior Fellows program will take place from May 31st 2016 to August 5th 2016 (fellows must be present for the entirety of the program). Fellows are paid a $300 weekly, non-taxable stipend during this 10-week program. The Library’s stipend is meant to defray the cost of housing, food, travel, and other expenses. The program offers Fellows a transportation subsidy for the duration of their internship in addition to the Fellows’ regular stipend. Please click here for FAQ<http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/faq.html>.

If you find you have questions after reviewing our website, please do not hesitate to contact the intern program at  juniorfellows2016@loc.gov<mailto:juniorfellows2016@loc.gov>.

Brett Carnell

Head, Technical Services Section

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave

Washington, DC 20540-4732

(202) 707-9059

bcar@loc.gov

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