You are viewing a preview of this job. Log in or register to view more details about this job.

Cataloging Intern at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is seeking a Cataloging Intern who meets the following qualifications:
  • Ability to read and write in Vietnamese and English.
  • Knowledge of library metadata rules, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to use library software applications, integrated library platforms, and other information technology.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Knowledge of history, politics, literature, and culture of Vietnam preferred
  • Able to work onsite at the Library of Congress
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Individuals on temporary visas are not eligible. Additionally, individuals must be authorized or eligible to work in the United States by law.
  • Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program (AA/AS, BA/BS, Masters, JD, MD, or Ph.D.) at an accredited higher education institution, OR recent graduate of an institution described above, who graduated no more than one year prior to the start date of the internship.  
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Be able to work full-time (32-40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship. Negotiation of hours to part-time is not possible. Please only apply if you know that you can handle a full-time work schedule on top of any other responsibilities. 
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students participating in our Funded Federal Diversity programs are considered employees of The Washington Center and are required to be fully vaccinated to participate. Learn more about our COVID-19 policy 
  • Have a confirmed interest in working with the Library of Congress. 

Program Benefits

This is a fully funded program. Sponsorship covers the cost of the program, housing (if needed), and roundtrip travel to and from the internship site city. You will be responsible for living expenses and local transportation. However, a stipend of $3,650-$9,461 will be provided to help alleviate these expenses. The final stipend amount is based on the length of the session and your decision to accept or reject TWC-organized housing. 

In addition, various professional development sessions will be available to enhance students’ knowledge and marketability. The Washington Center organizes multiple hands-on experiences to prepare you for your career including Resume Review & Cover Letter Writing, LinkedIn Review, and Interviewing & Pitching Yourself. TWC also organizes networking opportunities during your internship and has highly active alumni networks of which you will be a part. The Library of Congress also prides itself on providing interns with additional professional development opportunities including Employee Panels and explorative tours of the Library of Congress.

Housing and Living

Fully furnished housing near the internship site is provided by TWC for all participants who need it. Housing accommodations can, and typically do, require shared-living arrangements with other interns. Every effort is made to arrange housing near essential amenities like grocery stores, public transit and medical facilities.  

Academic Credit

You may be eligible to receive academic credit for your participation in this program. However, credits are determined and awarded by each university. You are responsible for arranging any academic credit through your college or university. You should discuss arrangements with your institution, prior to starting the program and let TWC know the specific requirements of your university.

How to Apply

Email to express interest and learn more.