The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its next Junior Fellows Program, a summer internship held remotely and onsite from May 22, 2023, to July 28, 2023. This 10-week, full-time paid internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning and conducting research using the resources of the largest library in the world. This year, the Library will offer remote and onsite projects.
The deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Prospective applicants can read the full list of projects and find links to the application at loc.gov/item/internships/junior-fellows-program/.
The Library anticipates hiring 50 interns for 29 projects. All of the proposed projects provide invaluable opportunities for interns to engage with the Library’s resources, interpret collections and share their findings with audiences through a wide variety of virtual channels. Below is a sampling of the 2023 projects:
- Cine Latine: Shaping Latino Representation at the Movies. (Remote) In this project, the Junior Fellow will develop, as a priority, a Latino Film Research Guide for the Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LACE).
- Researching the 19th and early 20th Century Black Press. (Remote) In this project, the Junior Fellow will perform research, write essays and increase discoverability of African-American newspaper titles available in the Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers database under the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
- Inventory of South Asian Language Serial Titles. (Onsite) In this project, the Junior Fellow will enhance the discoverability and accessibility of the Asian Division’s South Asian serials titles in Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and other South Asian languages.
- Access for Newly Acquired Armenian-American Materials. (Onsite) The Library is seeking a Junior Fellow to assist with processing the gift of 1,962 monographs and serials that were published in Armenia and in the diaspora to enhance online access and discoverability.
The Junior Fellows Program, a signature initiative of the Library of Congress since 1991, is made possible by a gift from the late James Madison Council member Nancy Glanville Jewell through the Glanville Family Foundation and the Knowledge Navigators Trust Fund and by an investment from the Mellon Foundation.
Download instructions on preparing to apply to this summer internship program.