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Umbrella Programs: Internships and Fellowships in Library Services
Brief descriptions are given below for each internship or fellowship opportunity.
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Internships

Acquisitions Directorate Intern Program
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Graduate students in Library / Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh or the University of West Virginia, who represent underserved communities such as Hispanics.
  Term: One (1) academic semester.
  Summary: Exposure to how collections are acquired and experience the impact of technology in the world’s largest Library.

American Folklife Center Internship Program
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Graduate or undergraduate students in any discipline.
  Term: 200 hours (2 days per week)
  Summary: See American Folklife Internships and Awards page: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/interns.html

Conservation Division Book Conservation Internship Program
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Conservation graduate students.
  Term: Twelve (12) months.
  Summary: Program offers educational and experiential opportunity in book conservation. For example, developing solutions for a broad range of book structures and historic styles.

Conservation Division Paper Conservation Internship Program
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Conservation graduate students.
  Term: Twelve (12) months
  Summary: Program offers educational and experiential opportunity in paper conservation in the context of challenges in a research library.

Conservation Division Photograph Conservation Internship Program
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Conservation graduate students.
  Term: Twelve (12) months.
  Summary: Program offers educational and experiential opportunity in photograph conservation and collections.

Conservation Division Preventive Conservation Internship Program
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Advanced level conservators (graduate students) with knowledge and skills in preventive conservation specialization.
  Term: Twelve (12) months.
  Summary: Program is an educational opportunity for conservators seeking training in preventive conservation.

Geography and Map Division Special Projects Program
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: University staff professionals.
  Term: Summer program.
  Summary: Special projects include working on arrearages. University receives duplicate collections.

Harvey Mudd Greater LA Internship Program
  Stipend: Amount determined and paid by the Harvey Mudd Foundation.
  Qualifications: Seniors in High School.
  Term: Six (6) weeks during the summer.
  Summary: Exposure to the Library’s vast collections in Hispanic studies.

Information Systems and Web Design Internship Program
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Open to all applicants with recent experience in any programming language.
  Term: Varies. Generally one (1) academic semester.
  Summary: Offers interns meaningful experience with the latest software.

Information Technology Intern Program
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Undergraduate students at Montgomery College matriculating in Computer Science.
  Term: One (1) semester.
  Summary: Provides solid information technology work experience and academic credit.

John Carroll Intern Program
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Enrollment in Georgetown University's John Carroll Scholar's Program.
  Term: Varies.
  Summary: Research assistance to senior scholars in the Kluge Center.

Library of Congress Summer Internship
  Stipend: $1500
  Qualifications: U.S. citizens currently enrolled in a degree-granting program of study at an accredited institution of higher learning at the undergraduate (college, university, or Tribal College) or graduate level.
  Term: Summer; ten weeks.
  Summary: Work on one of a number of high-priority projects of the Library of Congress. These include digital preservation, audiovisual preservation and studying the impact of technology on copyright protection.

Mary Washington College Intern Program
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Undergraduate students at Mary Washington College, who represent an underserved community such as Hispanics.
  Term: Two (2) months.
  Summary: Work on Hispanic literature tapes, and transcribe materials.

Paul Peck Humanities Institute Internship Program
  Stipend: Approximately $400 per term.
  Qualifications: Montgomery College students who are high achievers in the humanities and are knowledgeable about their cultural heritage (i.e. South Africa; Vietnam, etc.).
  Term: One (1) semester.
  Summary: Work on cultural heritage projects, and translate collections.

Fellowships

The Blanton Owen Fund Award
  Stipend: Stipend funded by the Blanton Owen Fund.
  Qualifications: Scholars and documentarians with a project that requires ethnographic field research and documentation in the United States.
  Term: Varies with projects.
  Summary: Program offers young scholars a training and experiential opportunity in ethnographic field research and documentation.

The Chesapeake Information & Research Library Alliance (CIRLA) Fellows Program
  Stipend: Stipend funded by participating CIRLA organization.
  Qualifications: New/Junior Research Librarians; graduate students in Library school; and paraprofessionals currently employed by a CIRLA Library. Selection is by the institution sponsoring the participants.
  Term: Full or part time employment for three (3) Fiscal Years.
  Summary: Program allows diverse, under-served persons with the means to enter the field of research librarianship.

Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program
  Stipend: Stipend paid by the Muskie Program, not the Library.
  Qualifications: Russian graduate students (master’s level) in various disciplines.
  Term: May through August of each year.
  Summary: Offers a four month work experience at the Library in areas such as public administration, law, business, international affairs, communications, human resource management, and research.

Fellowships in International Studies
  Stipend: Stipend: $3500 per month for residential research at the Library
  Qualifications: Postdoctoral scholars within seven years of their degree, who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.
  Term: Four (4) to nine (9) months.
  Summary: A competitive program for advanced academic research, focusing on the use of non-English language resources held in the collection of the Library of Congress. Jointly sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Association of American Universities, and the Library of Congress, and funded by the Mellon Foundation.

Field School for Cultural Documentation
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Students or Folklorists seeking to enhance skills in ethnographic documentation.
  Term: Three (3) weeks.
  Summary: Program is a field summer school that provides basic training in the full range of ethnographic documentation. Includes field work and presentation in a public forum.

Harper-Inglis Summer Fellowship in Photograph Conservation
  Stipend: Stipend funded by the Harper-Inglis Memorial Fund
  Qualifications: Conservation graduate students who have completed at least one full year of study.
  Term: Thress (3) month summer program.
  Summary: Program offers opportunity to learn how conservation services are provided and how preventive and remedial treatments are executed.

Hispanic Division Junior Fellowship Program
  Stipend: $1200 per month.
  Qualifications: Recent college graduates; undergraduate or graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, or library science.
  Term: 1 summer per fellowship.
  Summary: Program offers on-the-job experience in a research environment, and experience in implementing Hispanic Division programs.

The J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History
  Stipend: Up to $5,000 per appointment, for residential research at the Library.
  Qualifications: Ph.D degree within the past seven years, published or had accepted for publication, a book-length historical work.
  Term: Two (2) to three (3) months.
  Summary: A competitive program for advanced academic research, designed to assist history scholars early in their careers. Jointly sponsored by the American Historical Association and the Library of Congress.

Junior Fellows Program
  Stipend: Taxable stipend of $300 per week.
  Qualifications: Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students or persons with degrees completed since August 2002
  Term: Two (2) to three (3) months.
  Summary: Program designed to increase knowledge and use of the Library’s collections, and facilitate availability of unexplored materials.

Kluge Center Fellowships
  Stipend: $3500 per month for residential research at the Library.
  Qualifications: Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the last seven years.
  Term: Four (4) to eleven (11) month period.
  Summary: A competitive program for advanced academic research, using the collections of the Library of Congress.

Lampadia Foundation Fellowship Program
  Stipend: Stipend funded by the Librarian’s country.
  Qualifications: Foreign Librarians from Chile, Argentina, and Brazil.
  Term: One (1) year in the Hispanic Division.
  Summary: Program offers hands on experience in areas such as digitization, reader services, and electronic referencing.

Library of Congress Coca-Cola Fellowship for the Study of Advertising and World Cultures
  Stipend: $20,000
  Qualifications: Accomplished researchers studying the interrelationships among advertising, culture, commerce and the media.
  Term: Six (6) to twelve (12) months
  Summary: Program provides access to resources for an extended period of in-depth research into the Library’s broadcast advertising and other audio-visual collections.

Multicultural Fellowship Program
  Stipend: Stipend funded by the Library at the GS-5/7, GS-7/9, or GS-9/11 level.
  Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate students who represent an underserved community, such as Hispanics, majoring in or interested in Preservation/Library Sciences at certain U.S. colleges.
  Term: Three (3) to twelve (12) months.
  Summary: Program offers training and experiential opportunities in preservation, with an expectation of eventual placement and permanent employment at the Library.

OCLC/IFLA Fellows Program
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Foreign Librarians selected by IFLA.
  Term: Two (2) days
  Summary: Program offers opportunity for professional exchange and enhanced knowledge of the Library’s collections and foreign libraries and their collections.

The Parsons Fund Award
  Stipend: $200 - $2000 per award.
  Qualifications: Individuals or organizations working on specific projects involving the collections of ethnographic materials housed at the Library.
  Term: Varies with projects.
  Summary: See American Folklife Internships and Awards page: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/interns.html

Pilar Barbosa Fellowship Program
  Stipend: Stipend paid by the Pilar Barbosa Foundation, not the Library.
  Qualifications: Graduate students from Puerto Rico.
  Term: Two (2) months.
  Summary: Program offers exposure to the Library’s vast collections in Hispanic studies.

Pulitzer Summer Fellowship in Conservation
  Stipend: Stipend funded with support of the Ceil and Michael Pulitzer.
  Qualifications: Undergraduate students in conservation training programs majoring in book, paper, photograph, or preventive conservation.
  Term: Three (3) month program.
  Summary: Program offers opportunity to explore and address conservation problems and issues that are high priorities for the Library.

Rockefeller Fellowship in Islamic Studies
  Stipend: $3500 per month for residential research at the Library.
  Qualifications: Scholars with a terminal advanced degree.
  Term: Four (4) to eleven (11) month period.
  Summary: A competitive program for advanced academic research in the humanities focusing on the theme of globalization and Muslim societies, using the resources of the Library of Congress.

Swann Foundation Fellowships
  Stipend: $15,000 per appointment.
  Qualifications: Candidate for an M.A. or Ph.D. degree in a university in the United States or Canada, working toward dissertation or thesis for that degree, or, be engaged in postgraduate work three years of degree.
  Term: Up to twelve (12) months
  Summary: Program provides access to the Library’s vast collections for purpose of research and publication in the field of caricature and cartoon.

Witter Bynner Fellowship Program
  Stipend: Stipend funded by the Witter Bynner Foundation.
  Qualifications: Poets chosen by the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry and the Library.
  Term: One (1) year.
  Summary: Program fosters the writing of poetry. Fellows organize a local poetry reading and participate in the poetry program at the Library.

Yukos Research Fellows Program
  Stipend: $1500 per month stipend.
  Qualifications: Russian researchers. Selection Panel in Russia picks candidates.
  Term: One (1) academic semester (4 months)
  Summary: Program promotes research and use of the Library’s collections, and improvement in cultural understanding between Russia and the USA.

Volunteer Programs

American Folklife Center - Volunteer Internship Program
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Interest in and prior experience with folk music or folklife materials, preferably in an archive or library environment.
  Term: Unlimited. Minimum of 1 day a week.
  Summary: See American Folklife Internships and Awards page: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/interns.html

Conservation Fellow Volunteer Program
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Must volunteer through the Visitor Services Office, and/or a person planning to apply to conservation graduate school.
  Term: Minimum of one (1) day a week.
  Summary: Program offers an opportunity to work on conservation projects such as resleeving and archival storage of historic photographs).

Docent Volunteer Program - Visitor Services Office
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Commitment to the Library’s mission as the nation’s Library. Positive attitude and good communication skills.
  Term: Four (4) months of training. Minimum of 2 years as a Docent.
  Summary: Program provides in-depth training regarding the breadth and depth of the world’s largest Library, so volunteers can comfortably lead tours of the Great Hall and the Main Reading Room.

Geography and Map Division's Volunteer Program
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Must be in the Library of Congress volunteer or docent programs.
  Term: Varies.
  Summary: Offers professionals in diverse fields to pursue their personal interests.

Information Desk Volunteer Program - Visitor Services Office
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Commitment to the Library’s mission as the nation’s Library. Friendly and patient disposition. Good communication skills
  Term: One (1) year.
  Summary: Program offers volunteers the opportunity to serve at one of three information desks dealing primarily with researchers and visitors.

Researcher and Guidance Volunteers Program - Visitor Services Office
  Stipend: None.
  Qualifications: Commitment to the Library’s mission as the nation’s Library. Good organization, counseling, and communication skills.
  Term: One (1) year.
  Summary: Program offers volunteers the opportunity to assist researchers in mapping out a logical strategy for using the Library’s vast resources.


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