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2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, Library of Congress!

Applications are being accepted for the 2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, Library of Congress, starting yesterday, December 12, until Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, 11:59 p.m. ETApplications will be accepted online only at .  Keywords: Junior Fellows.

The Junior Fellows program takes place over 10 weeks, beginning Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (the day after the Memorial Day holiday) and ending on Friday, August 4, 2017. 

For a stipend of $4,500 (that is, $450 each week of the 10-week program), the 2017 class of Junior Fellows will work full-time with Library specialists and curators from May 30 through August 4, 2017, to inventory, describe and explore collection holdings and to assist with digital-preservation outreach activities throughout the Library. The program aims to increase access to collections and awareness of the Library’s digital-preservation programs by making them better-known and available to Members of Congress, scholars, researchers, students, teachers and the general public.

The candidate selected to be the European Division’s Junior Fellow (just one Fellow for the European Division) will assist with cataloging Russian items from the original Gennadii Yudin Collection acquired by the Library in 1906 from Mr. Yudin’s library in Krasnoiarsk, Russia.  For information about the Yudin Collection, see .

The European Division’s remaining uncataloged Yudin items number about 200, and are mostly slender Russian-language monographs, pamphlets, and offprints published primarily between 1860 and 1905.  The ideal Junior Fellow candidate for the European Division will:  1) have a good reading knowledge of Russian; 2) be enrolled in a graduate program for Library Science studies; and 3) be interested in learning (or already know something about) basic cataloging, working with a rare book cataloger. 

U.S. citizenship is required.  Unfortunately, a green card is not sufficient.  The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.  Fellows may receive course credit - at the full discretion of the student’s university.

A common question is, “Do I have to be there for the entire 10 weeks?”   In a word, yes.  Fellows must certainly be present during the first week when all 40 Fellows will receive group orientations before they disperse to work in various divisions of the Library.  It is possible to miss a very few days during the 10 weeks, but not during the first or last weeks.

For more details about the program and information on how to apply, visit  .

Grant G. Harris

Head, European Reading Room

Library of Congress

101 Independence Avenue, S.E.

Washington, D.C. 20540-4830

Tel. 202 707 5859


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