Library of Congress – Executive Branch – 2022 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program

Accepting applications
Open & closing dates
10/06/2021 to 11/08/2021

$13.45 to $16.41 per hour

Appointment type
Summer – 10-week internship appointment. Telework.

Work schedule
Full-time – Flextime.

Duties Summary
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.

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 display of historically significant Library collections and information discovered through research conducted in the course of their work.


The 2022 Junior Fellows program is supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation to the Library for a multiyear initiative to connect more deeply with Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and other minority communities by expanding its collections, using technology to enable storytelling, and offering more internship and fellowship opportunities. The initiative, Of the People: Widening the Path, creates new opportunities for more people to engage with the Library, thus weaving a more inclusive American story. This work will expand the Library’s efforts to ensure that a diversity of experiences is reflected in our historical record and inform how we use those materials to understand our past. The initiative is part of a larger vision at the Library to connect with all Americans by inviting new generations to participate in creating, preserving and sharing the nation’s cultural treasures and building on the Library’s commitment to collect and preserve more underrepresented perspectives and experiences. The Junior Fellows portion of the initiative funds paid internships and fellowships to benefit from the wisdom of students, engage the next generation of diverse librarians, and create a range of digital engagements to connect with underserved communities and institutions.

2022 Projects:
The project names for 2022 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.

#1. Content Development: Library of Congress Youth Center

#2. Literary Program Development

#3. Connecting Educators with Powerful Primary Sources

#4. The National Book Festival

#5. Mapping the Stories: The Legacy of Daniel A.P. Murray

#6. Supreme Court Justice Project

#7. Enhancing Access: Creative Digital Projects

#8. Enhancing Access: Libraries, Archives, Museums

#9. Enhancing Access: Higher Education

#10. Effective User Research at the Library of Congress

#11. IT Project Management Office Execution Roadmap

#12. Ensuring Access to Rights Restricted Digital Collections

#13. Strategic Planning and Updates for Digital File Formats

#14. Hispanic Americans in Business

#15. Allillanchu! Andean Stories at the Library of Congress

#16. Manuscript Division Reference and Resources

#17. Genealogy Outreach and Engagement

#18. Mapping the Historical Demographics: Race and Inequality

#19. Carvalho Monteiro Collection

#20. Preservation: External Climate and Internal Building Climates

#21. Winning Hearts and Minds Malay and Indonesian Titles

#22. Uncovering Poetry in African Languages

#23. Diving into Our Digital Ephemera: Enhancing Web Archives Access

#24. Online Exhibit Curation: American Archive of Public Broadcasting

#25. Metadata Enhancement and Remediation

#26. Collections Access: Leading Blind and Visually Impaired Musicians

#27. Copyright for Kids

Learn More About the Agency 

Washington, DC
MANY vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed: No

Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy

How to apply:

Required Documents: