The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its next Junior Fellows Program, a summer internship held remotely and onsite from May 20 to July 26, 2024. This 10-week, full-time paid internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates 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. Prospective applicants can read the full list of projects and apply to the program by visiting loc.gov/item/internships/junior-fellows-program/.
The deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 27, 2023.
The Library anticipates hiring 42 interns for 31 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 channels. Below is a sampling of the 2024 projects:
- African American Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (Onsite). In this project, the Junior Fellow will learn how to research the Black Press in America in the 19th and 20th centuries and write newspaper history essays to provide context to users of Chronicling America.
- Christopher Columbus Papers (Onsite). Since the Library acquired this collection in the early/mid twentieth century, many Americans have reassessed their understanding of the role of Columbus in the history of the Americas. The intern will assess how this collection can help us to understand these shifting views of the legacy of Christopher Columbus.
- Inventory of South Asian Language Microfiche Collection (Onsite). In this project, the Junior Fellow will enhance the discoverability and accessibility of the Asian Division’s South Asian Microfiche Collection in all South Asian languages.
- Amplifying Artistic Projects That Use the Library’s Digital Collections (Remote). Fellows will work with Library staff to support, enhance and/or amplify imaginative projects created by artists or scholars that use the Library’s digital collections and center one or more communities of color.
- Researching the Black Press in Chronicling America (Remote). In this project, the Junior Fellow will learn how to research the Black Press in America in the 19th and 20th centuries and write newspaper history essays to provide context to users of Chronicling America.
- Supporting Culturally Relevant Pedagogy with Library of Congress Digital Collections (Remote). In this project, the Junior Fellow will create teaching materials that highlight items from digitized Library collections, suitable for use by (K–12) educators who wish to expand their instruction to include recognition of diverse communities.
The Junior Fellows Program is made possible by a gift from the late James Madison Council member Nancy Glanville Jewell through the Glanville Family Foundation, the Knowledge Navigators Trust Fund and by an investment from the Mellon Foundation.
Download instructions on how to apply to this summer internship program.