(Library of Congress)

The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its next Archives, History and Heritage Advanced Internship Program, which will run from Sept. 12 – Nov. 18, 2022. This 10-week paid internship is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate and doctoral students interested in learning and conducting research at the largest library in the world.

The 2022 internship program will be a hybrid format that includes onsite and remote projects, allowing interns from near and far to participate. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 25.

The internship program gives the next generation of diverse archivists and knowledge workers invaluable opportunities to analyze, organize and interpret collections or programs that help share an inclusive story of the American experience. Internships and projects will heighten visibility and promote accessibility for Library resources that more fully represent the rich cultural and creative heritage of the United States.

The program targets Black, Indigenous and communities of color historically underrepresented in the United States and in the Library’s collections, i.e., enrolled students or recent graduates from minority-serving higher education institutions, such as Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions, American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Native American-Serving, Nontribal Institutions, and Predominantly Black Institutions.

The 2022 Archives, History and Heritage Advanced Internship Program is supported by an investment from the Mellon Foundation as part of the multiyear Of the People: Widening the Path initiative to connect more deeply with Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities by expanding collections, using technology to enable storytelling, and offering more internship and fellowship opportunities. Of the People: Widening the Path creates new opportunities for more people to engage with the Library, thus allowing the Library to share a more inclusive American story. The internship program is also funded in part by the Library’s Madison Council members Craig and Diane Welburn.

The Library anticipates hiring approximately 14 interns to complete six onsite and five remote projectsAll onsite projects will be completed entirely within the Library’s Capitol Hill campus; all remote projects will be completed entirely offsite. Each intern will be assigned to work on one project as their primary responsibility, alongside other assignments that will introduce them to a range of Library activity.

Onsite Projects

 1) Uncovering Africa’s Literary Legacy in America (African and Middle East Division)

2) Providing Access to the Records of the NAACP (Manuscript Division)

3) Research, Reference, and Access – NAACP Records (Manuscript Division)

4) The American Archive of Public Broadcasting Online Curation Project (National Audio-Visual Conservation Center)

5) Visual Literacy: Critical Analysis and Enhanced Subject Indexing for Photographs of African Americans and Japanese Americans (Prints and Photographs Division)

6) Youth and Family Program Development (Informal Learning Office)


Remote Projects 

1) Uncovering Africa’s Literary Legacy in America (African and Middle East Division)

2) Theodore Roosevelt and African Americans (Manuscript Division)

3) The American Archive of Public Broadcasting Online Curation Project (National Audio-Visual Conservation Center)

4) Diverse Collection Highlight Inventory (Office of Communications)

5) Supporting Culturally Relevant Pedagogy with Library of Congress Digital Collections (Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives)


Project descriptions and required skills for the onsite projects can be found at: https://www.loc.gov/item/internships/archives-history-and-heritage-advanced-internship-program-onsite-internship-2022/

Project descriptions and required skills for the remote projects can be found at: https://www.loc.gov/item/internships/archives-history-and-heritage-advanced-internship-program-remote-internship-2022/.