2023 Junior Fellows Program (Remote Internship)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Wallops Island, Virginia
Posted
Nov 23, 2022
Closes
Nov 29, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The position description number for this position is 404866.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

The Summer 2023 session of the Junior Fellows Program is a hybrid internship with options for both onsite and remote project work. This posting is for the remote project track. Interns will complete all work remotely.

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 display of historically significant Library collections and information discovered through research conducted in the course of their work.

Goal

The 2023 Junior Fellows program is supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation to the Library for a multiyear initiative to connect more deeply with Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and other minority communities by expanding its collections, using technology to enable storytelling, and offering more internship and fellowship opportunities. The initiative, Of the People: Widening the Path, creates new opportunities for more people to engage with the Library, thus weaving a more inclusive American story. This work will expand the Library's efforts to ensure that a diversity of experiences is reflected in our historical record and inform how we use those materials to understand our past. The initiative is part of a larger vision at the Library to connect with all Americans by inviting new generations to participate in creating, preserving and sharing the nation's cultural treasures and building on the Library's commitment to collect and preserve more underrepresented perspectives and experiences. The Junior Fellows portion of the initiative funds paid internships and fellowships to benefit from the wisdom of students, engage the next generation of diverse librarians, and create a range of digital engagements to connect with underserved communities and institutions.

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.

2023 Remote Projects:
The project names for 2023 are listed below. For full project descriptions and list of required skills/knowledge for each project, applicants must review the information at: https://www.loc.gov/item/internships/junior-fellows-program/ prior to applying.

1. Enhancing the Discoverability of Cataloged Event Videos (Remote)
2. Cine Latine: Shaping Latino Representation at the Movies (Remote)
3. Researching the 19th and early 20th Century Black Press (Remote)
4. Adding Diversity to the Business History Record (Remote)
5. Archive of Public Broadcasting Online Exhibit Curation (Remote)
6. Year of Keyboard Accessibility (Remote)
7. Connecting Communities: If We Tweet, Will They Come? (Remote)
8. Effective User Research at the Library of Congress (Remote)
9. Quality Assurance & Testing Using the Scaled Agile Framework (Remote)
10. 9-1-1 Services in Rural and Remote Regions (Remote)
11. The Legacy of Daniel A.P. Murray: Mapping the Stories (Remote)
12. Archiving the National Book Festival (Remote)
13. National Book Festival Literary Programming (Remote)
14. Culturally Relevant Pedagogy with LC Digital Collections (Remote)
15. Copyright Card Catalog Metadata Capture Project (Remote)

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



All projects require basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

MUST be a U.S. citizen. Permanent residents are ineligible for consideration.

MUST be 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, AND/OR graduating in the months of December 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023.

MUST be first time participant in the Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program.

MUST be located in the U.S. or its territories for the entire duration of the internship.

MUST be available to work Monday - Friday during the Junior Fellow Program's core business hours 6:30am - 6:00pm Eastern Standard Time.

Notice: Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.

Qualifications

1. Must be a U.S. citizen. Permanent residents are ineligible for consideration.

2. MUST be 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, AND/OR graduating in the months of December 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023.

3. MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR FULL TEN WEEK PERIOD from May 22 through July 28. (NO EXCEPTIONS)

4. Must be available to work a full-time schedule, Monday - Friday during the Junior Fellow Program's core business hours 6:30am - 6:00pm Eastern Standard Time.

5. MUST be located in the U.S. or its territories for the entire duration of the internship, no exceptions.

6. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of a personnel security/suitability investigation. Note: If selected, you must assist us to expedite processing of your application by responding quickly (within one week) to the Personnel Security Department.

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

8. Latest transcript from the current or most recently attended college or university OR official registrar documentation certifying enrollment in Fall 2022. Unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable at time of application.

If you are freshman at your institution and do not have an unofficial transcript at your disposal OR your unofficial transcript does not display enrollment in the Fall 2022 semester, please submit another document from your institution and/or registrar's office to certify your current enrollment.

NOTE: All transcripts and/or registrar documents must be in PDF file format. Image files, Word documents, etc. are not acceptable.

9. Two (2) references (name, email and phone) that can attest to the applicant's proficiency, skills, work ethic, reliability, quality of work, and capacity to work on teams. PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR REFERENCE NAMES, AND CONTACT INFORMATION AT THE TIME OF YOUR INTERVIEW. DO NOT ATTACH REFERENCE INFORMATION TO YOUR APPLICATION.

Letters of Recommendation are NOT required for the application.

For all documents except professional references, 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. Please refer to the "How You Will be Evaluated" section for more information.

Education

Currently enrolled students 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, AND/OR graduating in the months of December 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023.

NOTE: Your transcripts and/or registrar certification of enrollment documents are required in order to verify your eligibility for consideration. Failure to provide this documentation in your application will result in disqualification.

REQUIRED: A legible copy of your latest college/university transcripts OR official registrar documentation certifying enrollment in Fall 2022.** Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected for the position. Transcripts must be issued by the college or university, and must include your name, the name of the institution, and the courses and course dates. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification. All transcripts and/or registrar documents must be in PDF file format. Image files, Word documents, etc. are not acceptable.

** - If you are freshman at your institution and do not have an unofficial transcript at your disposal OR your unofficial transcript does not display enrollment in the Fall 2022 semester, please submit another document from your institution and/or registrar's office to certify your current enrollment. Failure to provide any proof of enrollment will result in disqualification from consideration.

Additional information

Selections for all 2023 Fellows are projected to be complete by late March. Notices of selection or non-selection will be sent out in the first week of April 2023. If you have any questions regarding this vacancy announcement or the status of your application, please contact jobhelp@loc.gov.

This will be a 100% remote internship.

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 ADA@loc.gov. 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 spp@loc.gov.

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.