For the first time, the General Collections Conservation Section at the Library of Congress is hosting a summer internship!
The General Collections Care Section (GCCS) provides treatment and housing of general and reference collections, which are defined as items created after 1801. Treatment activities focus primarily on general and reference collections, where damage to items has been identified through use. Housing is provided through the use of an automated box-making system and is done for collections both new and old that require special housing and which are held by custodial units throughout the Library. GCCS is dedicated to providing training in the care and conservation of general and reference collections within the library community.
The goal of this internship is to provide Library and Information Science graduate students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in general collections conservation treatments, work on larger preservation issues such as surveying general and reference collections, or work on projects that integrate various aspects of treatment and surrogate workflows.
This internship is for graduate students in Library and Information Science programs who are looking for an internship between the two academic years or the summer following graduation.
This is a 10 week, full time (40 hours) internship.
The internship runs from June through August and concludes with the publication of a project of choice on the Conservation Division website, and a final presentation by the intern to the lab on the year’s accomplishments.
Applicants should complete and submit by email the Preservation Application Form [PDF: 174 KB / 4 pp.] and a résumé.
For more information, please click here to visit the website for the internship.