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Announcement Number:
2018 Junior Fellows
Hiring Agency:
Position Title:
2018 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program
Open Period:
12/11/2017 - 01/26/2018


GS - 0099 01
USD $4,500 - USD $4,500
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Open
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Many Vacancies in

Washington , DC, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Junior Fellows Program


Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Must be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled in a degree-granting program of study at an accredited institution of higher learning at the undergraduate level (college, university, or tribal college), or graduate level, who have graduated in the months of December 2017 - June 2018. ONLY FIRST TIME FELLOWS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE PROGRAM

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Summer Intern  - Appointment will be 05/29/2018 to 08/03/2018
Marketing Statement:
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the world's largest library, with more than 151 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and more than 19 million items online at its award-winning Web site. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Library is also the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service, and the Law Library of Congress and is leading the worldwide effort to preserve digital material through the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program.
The general focus of the Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program is to increase access to the collections and an awareness of the Library's copyright, legal and special collections and digital initiatives. In the past, projects have been developed to make the collections better known and accessible to researchers including scholars, students, teachers, knowledge creators, and the general public. Interns help the Library expose unprocessed collections, participate in digital projects, provide additional services to Congress and the public, and make our collections more immediately accessible to scholars. Interns work under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions. In the past, summer interns have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems representing rich cultural, creative, and intellectual resources. United States citizens currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school are invited to apply for consideration as a Junior Fellow.
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


This program offers undergraduate and graduate students insights into the environment and culture of the world's largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge. Interns will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access standards, and information management. Interns inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve, and research a backlog of copyright or special collections in many different formats in various divisions, and assist with digital preservation outreach activities throughout the Library. Near the end of their appointment at the Library, the interns join together to present a one-day display of historically significant Library collections and information discovered through research conducted in the course of their work. The display is open to members of Congress, Library staff, and the press and is always an eagerly anticipated event. 

 2018 Projects:

The project names for 2018 are listed below.  For full project descriptions and list of required skills/knowledge for each project, applicants must review the information at: prior to applying. 

#01 - Podcast Development and Archive Management (National and International Outreach, Poetry and Literature Center)

#02 - Literary Story Maps (National and International Outreach, Center for the Book)

#03 - Primary-Source Baseball History (National and International Outreach, Educational Outreach)

#04 - Digital Scholarship Workshop (National and International Outreach, Kluge Center, National Digital Initiatives)

#05 - Library of Congress Digital Labs (National and International Outreach, National Digital Initiatives)

#06 - National Book Festival Project (National and International Outreach, National Programs)

#07 - Exploring Library’s Collections through Web Browser Extensions (Librarian’s Office, Office of Communications)

#08 - Constitution Education and Research (Congressional Research Services)

#09 - CRS Video for Congress: Get to know CRS (Congressional Research Services)

#10 - Hispanic Legal Documents Project (Law Library)

#11 - Copyright Archival Records (Copyright Office)

#12 - St. Mark’s Poetry Project Archive (Library Services, Rare Book and Special Collections Division)

#13 - Copyright Deposit Collection (1870-1897) (Library Services, Rare Book and Special Collections Division)

#14 - Mapping Marvels (Library Services) (Science, Technology and Business Division) (Science Reference Section)

#15 - Treasure Hunting- Biodiversity (Library Services, Science, Technology and Business Division)

#16 - Hauslaub-Liechtenstein Inventory and Research (Library Services, Geography and Map Division)

#17 - Carvalho Monteiro’s Collection (Library Services)

#18 - Miniature Book Collection (Library Services)

#19 - VHP Archives and Reference Project (Library Services, Veterans History Project)

#20 - Recorded Sound Collection (Library Services, Recorded Sound Section)

#21 - Voices of the Great Migration Project (Recorded Sound Section)

#22 - Hebrew and Yiddish Periodicals (Library Services, Hebraic Section)

#23 - North Korean Serials (Library Services, Asian Division)

#24 - Pre-War Japanese Serials (Library Services) (Asian Division)

#25 - Collation of Ethiopian/Eritrean News (Library Services, African and Middle East Division)

#26 - Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (Library Services, Hispanic Division)

#27 - Local History and Genealogy Hispanic Sources (Library Services, Main Reading Room)

#28 - Stravinsky/Craft Collection (Library Services, Music Division)

#29 - Martha Graham Legacy Project (Library Services, Music Division)

#30 - Indigenous Law Portal: Peru, South America (Library Services, Policy and Standards Division)

#31 - French and Italian Collections Project (Library Services, Benelux, France and Italy Section) 

#32 - Korab Architectural Photographic Archive (Library Services, Prints and Photographs Division)

#33 - Glass Composition (Library Services, Preservation Research & Testing Division)

#34 - Photographic Maps of the Civil War (Library Services, Conservation Division)

#35 - Mary Wolfskill Trust Fund Internship/ Elizabeth Pryor Trust Fund Internship (filling two positions) (Library Services, Manuscript Division) 

For more details about the 2018 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, click here:


Qualifications and Evaluations

No additional requirements to those listed above.
Key Requirements:
  • All projects require basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • MUST be first time participant in the Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program.
  • Program participants from previous years not eligible to reapply.
  • Education Requirements:
    Completed application packages will be forwarded to selecting officials in the Library who will arrange telephone interviews with promising applicants, based on the application package and desired skills.
    1. Currently enrolled students (Undergraduate, Graduate) or have graduated in the months of December 2017 - June 2018

    2. MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR FULL TEN WEEK PERIOD at $450 per week, from May 29 through August 3, 2018. (NO EXCEPTIONS)(Note: The start and ending dates have changed to coincide with the beginning of the pay period cycle.)

    3. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of a personnel security/suitability investigation.

    4. Resume (either uploaded or created using the Resume Builder).

    5. Completed Form OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Employment) available at You must use the October 2011 version of this form.  The form must be filled out completely, signed legibly and dated in ink.  Incomplete OF-306 forms will not be accepted. Scan and upload the signed form and submit the form at the time of application.

    6. Latest transcript from the current or most recently attended college or university. Unofficial copy acceptable.

    7. Cover letter stating professional objectives and relevant professional skills; include language abilities if relevant. The cover letter should clearly identify your top 3 project choices and why you have chosen them.

    8. Two (2) letters of recommendation, attesting to the applicant's proficiency, skills, work ethic, reliability, quality of work, and capacity to work on teams. The letters must be from either: academic advisors or professors, previous employers, or college/university work-study supervisors.
    Letters of recommendation must be emailed by 11:59pm (Eastern Time), Friday, January 26, 2018, by recommending individuals only from their own email accounts.  Letters should be sent to  with the subject line "Recommendation letter for [Full name of applicant/student]".

    For all documents except letters of recommendation, you should follow the steps for submitting documents found below in step 5 of the "How to Apply" section.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Once selected and hired for the internship, every effort will be made to accommodate project selections. Due to the popularity of some areas of interest, preferred project placement cannot be guaranteed. All project areas may not be available at the time applicants are selected and others may be added. Applicants should be sure to indicate three project areas of interest within their applications.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Interns are temporary employees of the Library of Congress and are not eligible for most Federal Employee benefits and privileges. However, they are protected by worker's compensation laws and eligible for the transportation subsidy program for qualified individuals who use the Metro System, Virginia Rail Express, MARC commuter trains, and county and commercial buses and qualified commercial van pools to commute to their jobs at the Library.
    Other Information:
    The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date. For more information contact the selective placement program coordinator at 202-707-6362 or email The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation. The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.



    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure you are considered for the position. You are required to apply online for this announcement. Except for letters of recommendation (which should be sent electronically to  by the recommending individual only), mailed or e-mailed documents WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. You must complete the entire application process, including submission of all documents BEFORE this announcement closes. To do so, complete the following steps. 

    Step 1: If you do not already have one, create a resume on USAJOBS. Although you must enter your Social Security Number for USAJOBS, this information will not be provided to the Library of Congress.

    Step 2: Review the Job Announcement. We recommend you go to the end of the Qualification and Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 4. You may wish to customize your USAJOBS resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.

    Step 3: Click on the "APPLY ONLINE" button to the right of this announcement. Follow USAJOBS' instructions to access your account and submit your resume. You will be redirected to the Hiring Management website to complete the application process. If this is your first time in Hiring Management, you will be asked to answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. You will be able to update this information and save it to our account for future announcements.

    Step 4: Once you have completed the eligibility questions, you will be taken directly to the vacancy application questions. Answer all questions honestly and thoroughly.

    Step 5: Hiring Management offers three options that will electronically attach your documentation to your online application once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement. (1) You may select a document that you have already uploaded to USAJOBS for a previous announcement. (2) You may electronically upload a document directly from your computer to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation the document uploaded and click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. (3) You may follow the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions within the online application, which will provide the necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will be correctly submitted. The fax number will be available on the cover sheet. Please note that each cover sheet and corresponding document must be faxed separately. Be certain to review your complete fax transmittal confirmation to ensure that all pages have been received. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have multiple documents of the same kind, e.g. 2 undergraduate transcripts from different schools or 2 SF-50s, etc., be sure that they are all in the same file on your computer or in your USAJOBS profile before uploading them. If you try uploading them individually, only the last one sent will be visible in our system. Likewise, if sending them by fax, be sure and include both of them behind the respective fax cover sheet and send them as one fax. If you send them individually with the same cover sheet, the last one sent will overwrite the first one. Finally, if you upload a document, e.g. your undergraduate transcript, do not also fax that same document (or fax another undergraduate transcript), because whichever one you send last will be the only one that is visible in our system. If you have any questions about this information, please contact the person on this announcement BEFORE the closing date.

    Step 6: Click on "Submit" after you have completed your application. Once you have submitted your application, you can check your status online through your Hiring Management or MY USAJOBS account. Your complete online application and any required supplemental documentation (e.g., SF-50, etc.) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documents are received on time and that the materials are readable. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from consideration for this announcement. If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the online process, you MUST CONTACT THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. For all technical issues please contact, no later than 4:30pm EST of the Closing Date. REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE GRANTED.


    Required Documents:
    Please be sure to submit ALL Required Documents

    If any documents are missing, your application will be disqualified. 

    1. REQUIRED - Resume.

    2. REQUIRED - Two (2) letters of recommendation, attesting to the applicant's proficiency, skills, work ethic, reliability, quality of work, and capacity to work on teams. The letters must be from either: academic advisors or professors, previous employers, or college/university work-study supervisors.

    Letters of recommendation must be emailed by 11:59pm (Eastern Time), Friday, January 26, 2018, by recommending individuals only from their own email accounts.  Letters should be sent  to:, with the subject  "Recommendation letter for [full name of applicant/student]".

    3. REQUIRED - Latest transcript from the current or most recently attended university or college. We will accept an unofficial copy.

    4. REQUIRED - Cover letter stating professional objectives and relevant professional skills; include language abilities if relevant. The cover letter should clearly identify your top 3 project choices and why you have chosen them.

    5. REQUIRED - Complete form OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Employment) available at: You must use the October 2011 version of this form.  The form must be filled out completely, signed legibly and dated in ink.  Incomplete OF-306 forms will not be accepted. Scan and upload the signed form and submit the form at the time of application.
    Next Steps:
    Please review our evaluation process under "How You Will Be Evaluated." You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking on "My Applications". You will receive final notification via e-mail when this vacancy has been filled.