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    Henry Brown
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    From The LIbrary of Congress:

    December 16, 2013
    Library of Congress to Offer Junior Fellows Summer Internships

    Now in its 10th year, the Library’s Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program once again is offering special 10-week paid fellowships to college students.

    For a stipend of $3,000, the 2014 class of Junior Fellows will work full-time with Library specialists and curators from May 27 through Aug. 1, 2014, to inventory, describe and explore collection holdings and to assist with digital-preservation outreach activities throughout the Library. The focus of the program is on increasing 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 fellows will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright deposits, digital preservation, reference, access standards and information management. From 15th-century German woodcuts and Civil War battlefield maps to Abraham Lincoln’s life mask and a braille copy of the book “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” published in 2003, rare and unique treasures were processed by the 2013 Junior Fellows, who were given access to a wide variety of collections housed in the Library of Congress.

    The program is made possible through the generosity of the late Mrs. Jefferson Patterson and the James Madison Council, the Library’s private-sector advisory group.

    In addition to the stipend (paid in bi-weekly segments), fellows will be eligible to take part in programs offered at the Library.

    Applications will be accepted online only at usajobs.gov, keyword: 357481100, from Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, through midnight, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.

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