Apply Now for the 2022 AHHA Internship Program

Applications are open today, March 21 through Monday, April 25, 2022 for the Fall 2022 session of the Archives, History and Heritage Advanced (AHHA) Internship Program. This year, AHHA will be a hybrid program that includes both onsite and remote projects. Interns from near and far are able to participate.

For more information, visit AHHA Remote Internship 2022 and AHHA 2022 Onsite Internship 2022.

What is AHHA?

AHHA is a path of learning and discovery! This part-time, paid internship provides opportunities to analyze, organize, and interpret collections or programs that help share an inclusive story of the American experience.

As part of the Of the People: Widening the Path initiative, the AHHA program targets Black, Indigenous, and communities of color who are historically underrepresented in the United States and in the Library’s collections.

Illustration showing Reverand Henry McNeal Turner, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left.

Rev. H. M. Turner, chaplain First United States Colored Regiment. 1863. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. //www.loc.gov/item/2009630222

What is AHHA’s impact?

AHHA internships and projects heighten visibility and promote accessibility for Library resources that more fully represent the rich cultural and creative heritage of the United States.

View examples of published project work from previous AHHA interns in the Blog Round-up: AHHA Fall 2021.

AHHA Fall 2022 offers projects that span a range of topics: Africa’s literary legacy in America; providing access to NAACP records; youth and family program development; visual literacy and subject indexing for photographs of African Americans and Japanese Americans; and online exhibit curation.

A black-and-white photograph of a group of 19 men in suits and hats sit on or stand around a bench.

[Portrait group of African American Bricklayers union, Jacksonville, Florida], [1899?]. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. //www.loc.gov/item/2001705784

Interested in discovering your path at the Library of Congress? The first step is to apply for AHHA! Take a look at this guide to get started: How to Apply for AHHA 2022.

How to Apply

  • Prepare to Apply. Read the full descriptions of the AHHA Remote Internship Program and/or AHHA Onsite Internship Program on the Library’s Internships and Fellowships Opportunities portal, and get familiar with the expectations and eligibility criteria.
  • Read through the list of projects and look for topics that align with your interests and goals.
  • If this is your first time applying through USAJOBS.gov, create a gov account. Next, create a profile in USAJOBS.gov.
  • Read the Job Posting Thoroughly. Click the USAJOBS.gov link from the onsite or remote AHHA Program description to access the job posting and preview the vacancy questions.
  • Request Your Transcript. Request your transcript through your university. Because delivery can take a while, try to request your transcript as early as you can. Read the full AHHA description to determine what will and won’t be accepted as a transcript.
  • Build Your Resume. Build your federal style resume in USAJOBS.gov. If you have an existing resume, be sure to convert it to federal style before uploading.
  • Gather Your References. You don’t need to submit letters of reference for the AHHA application, but you’ll want to give your references a heads up that you’ll be submitting their names and contact info. Your references will be contacted only if you are selected for the internship.
  • Submit the Application. When you have all your materials prepared, you’re ready to submit the application via USAJOBS.gov. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 25.
  • Questions? Be sure to check out the FAQs for Remote AHHA and/or FAQs for Onsite AHHA in the full description of the program. If you can’t find your answer in the FAQs, feel free to email us: [email protected].

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