[Alis] Library of Congress To Offer Junior Fellows Summer
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Sun Feb 22 09:35:23 EST 2009
>From the Library of Congress Press release at
February 18, 2009
Library of Congress To Offer Junior Fellows Summer Internships
"Rare comic books, wax-cylinder recordings, novelty postcards,
hand-colored films and a tale told on a hooked rug were among the
treasures uncovered by the 2008 class of Junior Fellows Summer Interns,
who located them among the copyright deposits and gifts that have come
into the nation's library."
"This summer the Library of Congress, home of the U.S. Copyright Office,
is once again offering special 10-week, paid internships to college
students. For a stipend of $3,000, the 2009 class of Junior Fellows
Summer Interns will work full-time between June 1 and Aug. 7 with staff
specialists to inventory, describe, and explore copyright and gift
collection holdings throughout the Library. The focus of the program is
on increasing access to collections by making them better known and
accessible to researchers including scholars, students, teachers,
creators, and the general public. In past years, summer interns have
worked with both American and international materials related to a
diversity of subjects, and in multiple formats including books,
manuscripts, music, film, pictures, and maps."
"The application deadline is midnight, Wednesday, March 11. Applications
will be accepted only online and should be sent to the 2009 Summer
Intern Program Coordinating Committee at interns09 at loc.gov. Questions
about the program may be sent to questions09 at loc.gov, and for
information on how to apply, visit www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/
"The interns will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work:
preservation, reference, access standards, information management and
the U.S. copyright system. The program is made possible through the
generosity of the late Mrs. Jefferson Patterson."
"In addition to the stipend (paid in bi-weekly segments), interns will
be eligible to take part in programs offered at the Library. Interns are
temporary employees of the Library, and as such are not eligible for
federal employee benefits and privileges."
"The Library of Congress is an equal-opportunity employer. Women,
minorities and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility
requirements are strongly encouraged to apply."
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