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Grade: 01

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Grade: All Grades

1 Have you previously held a position with the Library of Congress? If yes, choose one or more of the following employment relationships.  (Choose all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • No
  • I held a permanent appointment.
  • I held a temporary appointment.
  • I was a Junior Fellow.
  • I was a volunteer.
  • I was a contractor.
2 Please indicate your first choice of project. (Selection does not guarantee placement in this area.) Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • 01 – AIDS Memorial Quilt records: Assist archives staff with processing the AIDS Memorial Quilt records. The collection includes correspondence, administrative records, printed material, photographs, and audiovisual material that document the creation, marketing, and exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Also included are records related directly to persons listed on the quilts, including correspondence, photographs, tributes, epitaphs, news clippings, and artifacts submitted by panel-makers to add context about the lives of the persons in the quilt. The intern may also be asked to assist archivists with a handful of other collections needing rehousing or audio logging.
  • 02 – Reference and Researcher Support: Assist archives reference staff in providing reference services and developing subject guides (LibGuides) related to AFC’s archival collections. Conduct research using primary and secondary resources for a variety of Library users. Assist with displays, group presentations, and other public engagement initiatives.
  • 03 – Web Cultures Web Archive collection engagement: Work with AFC staff to design a strategy for engaging potential researchers with the Web Cultures Web Archive digital collection. Responsibilities will include researching the collection, identifying key constituent groups of researchers, identifying collection gaps, developing engagement opportunities, and contributing to communications campaigns using various channels and platforms used by AFC.
  • 04– Chicago Ethnic Arts Collection and Story Maps: Assist AFC staff on designing and implementing a set of curated digital publications via the LC Story Maps portal (an intuitive web-based platform). Responsibilities will include researching the collection, identifying and gathering digital assets, developing curatorial narratives, and creating Story Maps. Training on the platform will be provided. Source material will come from the online collection: https://www.loc.gov/collections/chicago-ethnic-arts-project/about-this-collection/
3 Please indicate your second choice of project. (Selection does not guarantee placement in this area.) Answer to this question is required.  Answer to this question is required
  • 01 – AIDS Memorial Quilt records: Assist archives staff with processing the AIDS Memorial Quilt records. The collection includes correspondence, administrative records, printed material, photographs, and audiovisual material that document the creation, marketing, and exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Also included are records related directly to persons listed on the quilts, including correspondence, photographs, tributes, epitaphs, news clippings, and artifacts submitted by panel-makers to add context about the lives of the persons in the quilt. The intern may also be asked to assist archivists with a handful of other collections needing rehousing or audio logging.
  • 02 – Reference and Researcher Support: Assist archives reference staff in providing reference services and developing subject guides (LibGuides) related to AFC’s archival collections. Conduct research using primary and secondary resources for a variety of Library users. Assist with displays, group presentations, and other public engagement initiatives.
  • 03 – Web Cultures Web Archive collection engagement: Work with AFC staff to design a strategy for engaging potential researchers with the Web Cultures Web Archive digital collection. Responsibilities will include researching the collection, identifying key constituent groups of researchers, identifying collection gaps, developing engagement opportunities, and contributing to communications campaigns using various channels and platforms used by AFC.
  • 04– Chicago Ethnic Arts Collection and Story Maps: Assist AFC staff on designing and implementing a set of curated digital publications via the LC Story Maps portal (an intuitive web-based platform). Responsibilities will include researching the collection, identifying and gathering digital assets, developing curatorial narratives, and creating Story Maps. Training on the platform will be provided. Source material will come from the online collection: https://www.loc.gov/collections/chicago-ethnic-arts-project/about-this-collection/
4 How did you learn about the Folklife Internship? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
5 Knowledge and experience implementing archives and cultural heritage principles, tools, and technologies. Maximum length of 1000 characters. Answer to this question is required
6 Knowledge and experience multi-format ethnographic collections Maximum length of 1000 characters. Answer to this question is required
7 Strong organizational skills Maximum length of 1000 characters. Answer to this question is required
8 Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to different audiences Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required