2021 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 29, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world's largest library. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists, fellows increase access to and engagement with collection materials. United States citizens currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school are invited to apply for consideration as a Junior Fellow.

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Responsibilities

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.

2021 Projects:
The project names for 2021 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. Legal Reports Archive - Law Library Digital Resources Division

#2. Sustainability of Digital Formats Research - Digital Collections Management & Services

#3. LC Rights-Restricted Digital Collection - Digital Collections Management & Services

#4. Swinging Cords and Literature Map - Hispanic Division

#5. BEOnline Business Website Collection Review - Science, Technology & Business

#6. Arithmetic, Numeracy, Literacy and Imagination - Science, Technology & Business

#7. The Rise of American Industrialists - Science, Technology & Business

#8. Latin American Food Studies - Science, Technology & Business

#9. The AAPB Online Exhibit Curation Project - National Audio-Visual Conservation Center

#10. Manuscript Division Reference and Resources - Manuscript Division

#11. Franklin Book Program: Identifying Bengali Titles from the- Asian Division

#12. New Ways to See Lighting and Fading Data - Preservation Research & Testing Division

#13. Preservation: Cataloguing & Characterization - Preservation Research & Testing Division

#14. African Section Poster Collection - African and Middle East Division

#15. New Technologies for Ancient Hebrew Texts - Hebraic Section

#16. Carvalho Monteiro Collection - Collections Management Division

#17. Copyright Communication and Data Analytics - Public Information & Education

#18. LC Labs Outreach and Audience Research - Digital Strategy

#19. Constitution Annotated Website: Supreme Court Biographies - American Law Division

#20. Primary Source Teacher Resource - Learning and Innovation Office

#21. Archiving the National Book Festival - National Book Festival

#22. Resources for Intergenerational Learning - Informal Learning

#23. Literary Program Development - Poetry and Literature Center

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
03

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



All projects require basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

MUST be a U.S. citizen.

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, OR who have graduated in the months of December 2020 - June 2021.

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

Program participants from previous years NOT eligible to reapply.

No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

1. Currently enrolled students (Undergraduate, Graduate) OR have graduated in the months of December 2020 - June 2021

2. MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR FULL TEN WEEK PERIOD from May 24 through July 30, 2021. (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. Latest transcript from the current or most recently attended college or university. Unofficial copy acceptable.** - If you are freshman at your institution and do not have an unofficial transcript at your disposal, please submit another document from your institution and/or registrar's office to certify your current enrollment.

6. 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. If you are interested in only a single project, please so state.

7. 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.

8. 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.

Education

Currently enrolled students (Undergraduate, Graduate) or have graduated in the months of December 2020 - June 2021.

A legible copy of your latest college/university transcripts with your online application.** 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. Screenshots, Word or other text documents, and stand-alone course lists are not acceptable . Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification.

** - If you are freshman at your institution and do not have an unofficial transcript at your disposal, 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

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

This will be a 100% telework internship.

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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Please be sure to submit ALL Required Documents.

If any documents are missing, your application will be disqualified.
  • REQUIRED - Resume (either uploaded or created using the Resume Builder).
  • 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. If you are interested in only a single project, please so state.
  • REQUIRED - A legible copy of your latest college/university transcripts with your online application.** 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. Screenshots, Word or other text documents, and stand-alone course lists are not acceptable . Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification.

  • ** - If you are freshman at your institution and do not have an unofficial transcript at your disposal, 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.

    IF APPLICABLE - Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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