College Students: Apply Now to be a Library Junior Fellow!

The 2020 class of Junior Fellows.

This is a guest post by the Junior Fellows Program team.

College students! If you’re looking for an excellent, one-of-a-kind virtual internship next summer, you’ll want to apply for the Library’s Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program 2021. But hurry — the applications window closes on midnight on Monday, November 30.

You can check out our 2020 Fellows and what they did last year to get an idea of how your online summer job might work.

What’s this look like? It’s a 10-week paid internship, running from  May 24 – July 30, 2021. It’s open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning and conducting research at the largest library in the world. For the second year in a row, the internship will be conducted virtually. When you apply, please be sure to list your top three choices.

This year the program will offer 23 projects across many of the Library’s divisions, such as Manuscripts, Preservation Research and Testing, Digital Strategy, the Law Library and many of the regional divisions of world study. During the summer you might work on a project that explores new ways to support digital scholars, develop new preservation techniques or make our collections more accessible. Twice weekly you will have the opportunity to explore a broad spectrum of our operations by participating in professional development opportunities, including virtual tours, lectures and forums.

Your work will be guided by a project mentor (a Library curator or specialist) in your host division. You’ll have the opportunity to explore digital initiatives and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections, programs and resources.

Sound interesting? Please fill out the online application right away. If you’ve got questions, please email [email protected] rather than post them in the comments.

Hope to see you this summer!

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