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*Please note that not every internship position listed on our web page may currently be available. Our program works on a rolling basis based aligned with start of our internship session and session deadlines, which means that positions are opened and closed periodically throughout the year.

HACU's agency partners may have their own internal deadlines that we must adhere to and can affect when certain positions become available in our program.

Availability and application deadlines are subject to change. We encourage applicants to apply early and to check back regularly for updates on available positions. Applicants who apply early may be considered for multiple positions and may receive multiple offers.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) 

Summer 2024

Summer Office Admin Intern

Job Title:

Summer Office Admin Intern

Agency:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) 

Sub-Agency

N/A 

Session:

Summer 2024 

Format/Location:

Hybrid (Washington, D.C.) 

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

The intern will learn various entry level job tasks. Our intern will report, present, organize and work in a team environment. The intern will learn accountability and how to meet deadlines. The intern will work with excel, SharePoint, OneNote and other office software 

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Business Administration and/or related majors 

The ideal candidate will have experience with: 

- Website reviews 

- Inventories of space/shared folders 

- Organizing processes/procedures for each section 

Summer Banking/Finance Intern

Job Title:

Summer Banking/Finance Intern

Agency:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) 

Sub-Agency

N/A 

Session:

Summer 2024 

Format/Location:

Hybrid (Washington, D.C.) 

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

The intern will be working with the group that publishes open bank data to the public on FDIC.govThey will help the group by performing user testing of new features and will assist the group answer questions about the tools and data that we receive from the public which may include some data analysis.

The intern will become familiar with Agile software practices, testing strategies and user experience concepts.  The intern will also become familiar with open bank data and the tools and APIs which FDIC provides to the public.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have some familiarity with the banking industry and/or finance.  As well as some familiarity with data analysis using Excel, SAS or Python.

Summer Computing Programming Intern

Job Title:

Summer Computer Programing Intern

Agency:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) 

Sub-Agency

N/A 

Session:

Summer 2024 

Format/Location:

Hybrid (Washington, D.C.) 

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

(1) Participate in the development of knowledge-sharing materials. For example, during the internship window, we expect to plan a second DIR Learning Lab on Microsoft Power Platform

(2) Importing external economic data for use in public-facing DIR research

(3) Exposure to DIR Python Package and core DIR datasets for purpose of recommending enhancements to existing documentation

(4) Basic topics in data science for statistical analysis of public climate data

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Business, HR, computer engineering, accounting, technology, marketing, business analytics, or similar field

The ideal candidate will have experience with the following:

  • (1) Exposure to applications in the Microsoft Power Platform suite may benefit an intern, especially if he or she has some experience using Excel, given the ubiquity of Microsoft across enterprise computing environments and the “newness” of the learning curve associated with this software.

  • (2) Incorporating economic data in public DIR research would provide an intern with exposure to high-level government economic statistics and sources; high-profile DIR research (State Profiles, a public-facing product); the use of application programming interfaces (APIs); and certain DIR IT operations. Also, an intern would be working with a mature product for this assignment, which may simplify “jumping in” to contribute in a meaningful way relatively quickly.

  • (3) Many college students with an interest in computer programming, math, economics, finance or accounting have some exposure to Python. Introducing this mature resource, the DIR Python Package, would provide a useful head start on DIR’s use of Python to make Call Report data accessible across the FDIC.

  • (4) Data science is, of course, one of the fastest-growing fields in the job market across various fields, including economics/econometrics, statistics, and computer programming. Exposure to public climate data supporting research that is forecast to occur during the internship window would benefit an intern by providing the opportunity to gain practical, on-the-job experience in this growing field.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Summer 2024

Division of Animal Food Ingredients (DAFI) Research Intern

Job Title:

Division of Animal Food Ingredients (DAFI) Research Intern

Agency:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Sub-Agency

Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

Hybrid (Rockville, MD)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Develop experience and understanding of DAFI database systems (CASPER, STARS, etc.) to compile inventory databases of analytical methods that were included in regulatory submissions to DAFI such as FAP, GRAS notices, and AAFCO FID applications, and in animal drug submissions regarding medicated feed analysis.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors - Chemistry, Biology, Animal Science

Experience in scientific literature reviews

Experience with Microsoft software (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) to develop a database, visuals, and presentations

Excellent oral, written, and communication skills

 

Division of Emerging Technologies Intern

Job Title:

Division of Emerging Technologies Intern

Agency:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Sub-Agency

Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

Hybrid (Laurel, MD)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Perform microbiology and molecular biology procedures in a laboratory involved in the development of detection technologies targeting emerging and re-emerging pathogens affecting food systems and animal health. Techniques will include the use nanotechnology, lateral flow assay, conventional and real-time PCR, materials science, gel electrophoresis, data processing and statistical analysis.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors - Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or Microbiology

Experience with following tasks would be helpful but not required:

1. Prepare bacterial culture medium and Agar plates with antibiotics.

2. Perform microbiological work maintaining aseptic environment.

3. Perform molecular work such as transformation/ conjugation, cloning, DNA extraction and PCR amplification

4. Analysis of PCR product on agarose gel

5. Assist with antibiotic susceptibility test (AST and whole genome Sequencing (WGS)

The Office of the Director Intern

Job Title:

The Office of the Director Intern

Agency:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Sub-Agency

Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

Hybrid (Rockville, MD)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Synthesize currently available recommendations available to veterinarians and pet owners on disposal of leftover companion animal drugs including any on certain drug labels or on public facing webpages.

Synthesize information, if any, on scope of inappropriate disposal of leftover companion animal drugs.

Determine what further authoritative recommendations can be made.

Identify research, collaboration, policy and communications gaps.

Determine best avenues for provision and potentially dissemination of this information to the public addition to current FDA resources or CVM specific.

Produce report suitable for CVM leadership that outlines findings and proposes actions CVM should take in this space.

As time allows, implement recommendations as approved by CVM leadership.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors - Biological sciences, environmental health sciences, social sciences, health communications

Records and Informational Management Intern

Job Title:

Records and Information Management Internship

Agency:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Sub-Agency

Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

Hybrid (Rockville, MD)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

1. Perform data entry, queries, report generation, library management, and quality control of Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) regulatory databases, electronic repository, and records inventory tracking systems.

Deliverables: Accurately completed and quality controlled database records and reports.

2. Prepare paper records for transfer to the National Archives and Records Administration or other storage facilities.

Deliverables: Packed boxes for shipment, box content listings, completed inventory and tracking forms.

3. Assist in the CVM outreach activities by team records coordinators.

Deliverables: Customized work products such as file plans and training materials.

4. Participate with the team in federal records management training to keep up with the changes in technology and best practices.

Deliverables: Application of records and information knowledge learned and applied to the above tasks.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors - biology, animal science, pre-veterinary science, pre-law, pre-medicine, public health, international studies, business, government administration, or information science

Experience with Microsoft Office and database software. Previous office experience is helpful, but not required.

Spanish Translation Program and Animal Health Literacy Intern

Job Title:

Spanish Translation Program and Animal Health Literacy

Agency:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Sub-Agency

Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

Remote

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The applicant will split their time between two projects:

1. CVM’s Spanish Translation Program (STP)—The STP began in 2019 to address the lack of Spanish content on CVM’s website, and since then, we’ve created CVM en español and posted over 160 Spanish webpages. Before any translation can be posted on our website, it must be triaged by a member of the Education & Outreach Staff and then reviewed by a CVM volunteer reviewer. There’s currently a backlog of around 25 translated webpages that need to be triaged and reviewed by CVM. At this time, the center doesn’t have a contract with a translation services company to translate new pages into Spanish.

2. Animal Health Literacy (AHL)—The AHL section of CVM’s website includes animal health-related content that’s easy to read and easy to understand. The articles are for consumers, including pet owners, animal producers, and kids.

If the applicant is not fluent in Spanish, they will triage already-translated webpages and research (and possibly write) a new AHL article in English. If the applicant is fluent in Spanish, they will triage and review already-translated webpages, translate additional webpages into Spanish, and research (and possibly write) a new AHL article in English.

Items of note:

  • A translated webpage is first triaged to ensure basic accuracy and correct formatting. This includes making sure all embedded hyperlinks are correct and that the translation follows CVM’s Spanish Style Guide regarding proper capitalization and consistent translation of CVM-specific terms. Triaging DOES NOT require fluency in Spanish.
  • Then, the translated webpage is reviewed to ensure Spanish accuracy and cultural sensitivity. Reviewing DOES require fluency in Spanish and knowledge of CVM’s work.
  • The topic of the new AHL article in English will be determined closer to the internship start date.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors - biology, animal science, pre-veterinary science, pre-law, pre-medicine, public health, international studies, business, government administration, or information science

Experience with Microsoft Office and database software. Previous office experience is helpful, but not required.

Department of Commerce (DOC) 

Summer 2024

Student Trainee (International Trade Enforcement & Compliance)

Job Title:

Student Trainee (International Trade Enforcement & Compliance)

Agency:

U.S. Department of Commerce

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

In-Person (Washington, D.C.)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Assists higher level employees in carrying out the work of the organization by performing a variety of standards duties, tasks, or assignments and resolving recurring problems.

Work consists of related steps, processes, or methods which require the employee to identify and recognize differences among a variety of recurring situations.

The trainee will receive on the job training,

Performs duties such as: checking reports and other documents for correctness and verifying discrepancies with the appropriate office or individual; assisting higher level employees engaged in trade enforcement and compliance programs; conducting follow-up actions to assure timely receipt of responses; assembling data; and consolidating and preparing reports.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

The qualified candidate should have:

Knowledge of business principles and economics underlying international trade and commerce.

Skill in compiling readily available data from prescribed sources and recognizing and correcting obvious discrepancies.

Knowledge of a limited range of functions and procedures needed to function in an office setting.

Knowledge of standard processing procedures and basic terminology to perform several related steps or tasks in varying sequence.

Export–Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)

Summer 2024 Soon to be Announced

 

Farm Credit Administration (FCA) 

Summer 2024

Office of Chief of Staff Intern

Job Title:

The Office of Chief of Staff Intern

Agency:

Farm Credit Administration (FCA)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

Hybrid (McLean, VA)

Hours Per Week:

20 - 40

Job Description:

Duties include:

    • Prepare memos, emails, briefing materials, and administrative tasks.
    • Coordinates with Administrative Officer on special projects and initiatives.
    • Prepare meeting binders from documents received from the Secretary of the Board
    • Plan and organize Chief of Staff (CoS) sponsored events.
    • Organize and structure the COS SharePoint site.
    • Assist with reviewing, validating, and testing internal control data.
    • Digitize files for electronic filing.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Other miscellaneous administrative tasks

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Organizational Development, English, Business, Business Administration, Human Resources, Management

  

The ideal candidate will:

    • Possess interpersonal skills and able to communicate effectively (oral and written) in a clear, concise, and organized manner.
    • Be proficient in Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Teams, Webex, and ability to copy, edit, store, retrieve, and print documents and reports.
    • Have the ability to search for, locate, and assemble data or information from numerous sources.
    • Have the ability to multitask and prioritize competing priorities.
    • Have the ability to work in a team environment

Library of Congress (LOC) 

Summer 2024

Procurement Technician

Job Title:

Procurement Technician

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

Flexible

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

• Perform complete contract closeout services in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Library of Congress Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (LCFARS) and Contracts and Grants Directorate (CGD) Standard Operating Procedures. Ensure quality of work - ensures sufficient contract closeout staffing to complete the contract closeout effort.

• Prepare correspondence and submit requests to contracting officer representatives (CORs) to confirm final inspection/acceptance and obtain final performance report.

• Review Momentum financial system invoice/payment status to confirm final payment has been made and identify any unliquidated balance.

• Prepare closeout modification in Momentum financial system to include de-obligation of remaining funds (if any) and release of claims.

Submit contract modification to contractor for bi-lateral signature.

• Complete Contract Completion Statement for each contract and submit, with supporting documentation, for contracting officer signature.

• Assemble and package closed contract files for archiving and disposition in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration Records Management Schedule.

• Track incoming, in process, and completed closeout inventory. Submit monthly report to CO of progress including actions received (electronic and paper), in-process, and completed.

• Analyze data and metrics by using collaborative tools such as SharePoint or Confluence and enterprise database applications such as Momentum

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Business, Law, Public Policy, Communication, History, Accounting, Economics, Liberal Arts/Social Sciences/Humanities

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Workload prioritization and management

  • Communication, written and oral

  • Basic mathematics and analysis

  • Computer skills, particularly MS Excel, MS Word

  • Regulatory, policy, and procedural analysis for quality assurance and compliance

  • Experience with collaborative tools and enterprise databases

Program Assistant Intern

Job Title:

Program Assistant

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Interns will:

    • Track progress on gathering the Great Reads for Adults and Great Reads for Kids book lists from 56 Affiliate Centers.
    • Work with NBF managers on coordination of the physical Roadmap to Reading set-up at the Washington Convention Center
    • Work with web services on relevant CFB/NBF website pages
    • Interact with affiliate CFBs on various aspects of the NBF
    • Work with NBF outside contractor
    • Create a spreadsheet that lists past NBF authors from each state with links to their NBF recordings

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Communications skills—ability to communicate/write effectively to a broad and diverse range of CFB constituents

  • Spreadsheet skills—ability to manipulate information as needed

  • Organizational skills – ability to track projects and ensure they are completed on time

Communications Intern

Job Title:

Communications Intern

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Interns will:

    • Research existing Library of Congress resources that can help to better measure impact/performance of ad campaigns
    • Develop and maintain systems that will bring structure to the development of ad campaigns/paid promotion at the Library
    • Contribute to ad and promotional plans for divisions across the Library
    • Engage in grassroots audience outreach and promotion of the National Book Festival
    • General writing assignments for Library media (blogs, Gazette, social media)
    • Other communications-related tasks and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Media Analytics/Reporting; Advertising, Business – Marketing,  Communication – Broadcast Journalism, Communication – Journalism, Communication – Mass Communication & Media Studies,

The ideal candidate will have:

    • Interest in advertising and marketing strategy
    • Writing and editing, including knowledge of Associated Press Style
    • Working knowledge of advertising vehicles and mediums, and best practices
    • Research, including but not limited to: media outlets; media contacts; internal Library resources to help gauge performance of ad campaigns
    • Attention to detail

 

Congressional Relations Intern

Job Title:

Congressional Relations Intern

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

In-Person (Washington, D.C.)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Interns will be responsible with:

    • Interacting with Members of Congress and their staff;
    • Supporting Congressional Relations Office staff with administrative tasks
    • Congressional tours and event planning/management
    • Providing support at Library events
    • Handling phone calls and constituent inquiries from congressional offices
    • Preparing briefing materials in support of office events
    • Assisting with special projects and assignments.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Political Science and Government; Art History, Criticism, and Conservation, Business; Communication and/or related fields

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional written and oral communication skills, is well-organized, and has a high degree of professionalism. The ideal candidate will also have the:

    • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing, and to prepare accurate reports and create communications for program coordination
    • Ability to work independently with minimum supervisory direction and to establish work priorities and meet deadlines
    • Strong research, analysis and organizational skills, and ability to assess and inventory office records accurately and completely
    • Knowledge of basic quantitative and qualitative analysis to review and report on trends in program activities
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Library of Congress employees
    • Experience with Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Ability to learn new collaborative software programs through independent study, online training and with an expert

 

Informal Learning Specialist

Job Title:

Informal Learning Specialist Intern

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

In-Person (Washington, D.C.)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Intern will staff the Young Readers Center & Programs Lab, including greeting children and families and orienting them to the space and facilitating primary source-based experiences with them. Intern will participate in the creation and prototyping of new experiences for families in the Jefferson Building. Intern will also support the Visitor Engagement Office in providing customer service to the Library’s general visitors. This will include greeting visitors, scanning tickets, providing orientation at information desks, and facilitating informal learning experiences on the floor such as interactive carts.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Museum Studies; Education; Communications; Hospitality; Tourism; Travel Services; Marking and Operations; Business

  

The ideal candidate will have:

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Interact with diverse audiences, age groups, and learning styles.

  • Be flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced and changing environment.

  • Maintain a non-partisan position in the presentation of information.

  • Utilize strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.

And:

  • Fluency in English.

  • Experience working with children, especially children ages 9-13, in formal or informal learning settings (K-12 classrooms, camps, museums, etc.).

  • Other language fluency is a plus.

Visitor Engagement Specialist (Visitor Operations)

Job Title:

Visitor Engagement Specialist (Visitor Operations)

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

In-Person (Washington, D.C.)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Intern will support the Visitor Engagement Office in providing customer service to the Library’s general visitors. This will include greeting visitors, scanning tickets, providing orientation at information desks, and facilitating informal learning experiences on the floor such as interactive carts. Intern will also staff the Young Readers Center & Programs Lab, including greeting children and families and orienting them to the space and facilitating primary source-based experiences with them. Intern will participate in the creation and prototyping of new experiences for families in the Jefferson Building.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Museum Studies; Education; Communications; Hospitality; Tourism; Travel Services; Marking and Operations; Business

  

The ideal candidate will have the:

Ability to:

    • Communicate effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds.
    • Interact with diverse audiences, age groups, and learning styles.
    • Be flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced and changing environment.
    • Maintain a non-partisan position in the presentation of information.
    • Utilize strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.

And:

    • Fluency in English.
    • Experience working with children, especially children ages 9-13, in formal or informal learning settings (K-12 classrooms, camps, museums, etc.).
    • Other language fluency is a plus.
Student Intern - IT BCDR Program Assistant

Job Title:

Student Intern – IT BCDR Program Assistant

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The candidate will serve as a Student Intern with duties and responsibilities relating to collaboration with the Program Officer, BCDR to assist with the operation and performance assessment of BCDR service offeringsThis will include:

    • Review, update, and track status for IT DR planning documents to include the OCIO Continuity of Operations Plan, the Library’s IT Disaster Recovery Plan, and IT Contingency Plans for IT systems
    • Assist with note taking and facilitation of IT BCDR Command Center meetings during major IT incident response
    • Assist with updating and tracking root cause analysis, lessons learning, and after-action reporting from major IT incidents
    • Assist with organizing, documenting, and tracking IT DR Test, Training, and Exercise events
    • Assist with collecting and preparing data for weekly program status reports, tracking performance against program performance targets
    • The candidate will also collaborate with other management support services personnel to influence the IT BCDR services and continued process improvement efforts
    • The candidate will need to be proficient in writing and editing and the use of the Microsoft Office Suite.  The candidate will also be proficient with preparing presentation briefings, analyze performance data, and prepare responses to ad-hoc data calls.
    • The candidate will help conduct quality assurance checks on all BCDR documentation and deliverables.
    • The candidate will assist with reviewing the BCDR website, and assist with organizing and cleaning up files to ensure standard naming conventions and to streamline the documentation process.
    • The candidate contributes to a productive and nondiscriminatory work environment through written and oral communications and interpersonal relations.  In addition, the candidate will avoid offensive or discriminatory displays (e.g., posters, pictures, etc.), language, or nonverbal behavior (e.g., hand gestures).

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Computer Programming, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems & Services

  

The ideal candidate will:

    • Have general familiarity with basic IT concepts: servers, client server architecture, data center, operating systems, patching,
    • Have a proactive attitude to learning and acquiring new skills
    • Have the ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally with team members
    • Have a strong work ethic and orientation to detail
    • Adhere to an established work schedule
    • Adhere to the Intern Program requirements
    • Participate in agency training classes or programs
    • Perform, successfully, the assigned duties listed in your position description
    • Observe all workplace rules
    • Have proficiency/Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Familiarity with MS Project, Visio, and/or MS Access a plus
    • Provide customer service
    • Manage documents/files
    • Assist in various daily operations
    • Be productive, reliable, and professional
QA Specialist Intern

Job Title:

QA Specialist Intern

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

What skills and knowledge will the intern gain as a result of this internship?

    • Gain the knowledge of performing a variety of tests – regression, integration and automated tests
    • Report and validate software bugs using programs like JIRA
    • Participate in Agile Scrum / Kanban ceremonies
    • Increase the test case coverage of both manual and automated tests for both Library / Congress.gov projects
  •  

Description of Intern’s Responsibilities and Deliverables:

    • Develop Functional QA tests around REST APIs
    • Develop Functional QA tests around UI using Cypress
    • Develop API automation tests in Postman
    • Develop Manual and Automated test cases in the tools used
    • Create bugs in Jira tracking tool
    • Develop UI automation using Java-Cucumber-Selenium
    • Work with project team members to gain in-depth knowledge of the project

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Computer Programming, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology

  

The ideal candidate will:

    • Have excellent teamwork and Communication skills, to be able to collaborate with the team including QA, Devs, POs to ensure products are free of errors
    • Have 6 Months to a year of Programming experience (or familiarity), with the knowledge of JAVA/Python, Selenium, Cucumber, Cypress for UI testing and POSTMAN for APIs
    • Understand Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process and Agile Methodology
    • Be familiar to perform Software QA Testing using Automation Tools
    • Possess strong Problem-Solving skills
IFP Program Assistant 1

Job Title:

IFP Program Assistant 1

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

In Person (Washington, D.C.)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The intern will have projects intended to document and enhance current business processes through the creation of standard operating procedures, research and document applicable best practices for internships and fellowships, establish and refresh data in our collaborative software workspace (Confluence), support IFP programs and initiatives, and complete short administrative projects as needed:

    • Contribute to writing and compiling informational materials to help with fundraising efforts
    • Plan and support intern-related events hosted by IFP
    • Assist with data analytic projects
    • Create educational enrichment materials and program activities for interns

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Business Management and Operations, Communication – Journalism, English, Library Science, Museum Studies

  

The ideal candidate will have:

    • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing, and to prepare accurate reports and create communications for program coordination
    • Ability to work independently with minimum supervisory direction and to establish work priorities and meet deadlines
    • Knowledge of basic quantitative and qualitative analysis to review and report on trends in program activities
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Library of Congress employees
    • Willingness to learn Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel and Word
    • Ability to learn new collaborative software programs through independent study, online training and with an expert
IFP Program Assistant 2

Job Title:

IFP Program Assistant 2

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

In Person (Washington, D.C.)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The intern will have projects intended to document and enhance current business processes through the creation of standard operating procedures, research and document applicable best practices for internships and fellowships, establish and refresh data in our collaborative software workspace (Confluence), support IFP programs and initiatives, and complete short administrative projects as needed:

    • Coordination of communications, documentation and tracking of IFP programs
    • Planning and organizing of events hosted by IFP on behalf the Library of Congress
    • Creation of educational enrichment materials and program activities for interns
    • Drafting of internship manuals and updates to key databases for program management
    • Development of outreach communication and featured articles for interns and alumni
    • Creation of a report of applicable internship and fellowship best practices
    • Updated program information in Confluence workspace for IFP programs and initiatives
    • Updated/revised standard operating procedures for core IFP programs and initiatives (e.g. LOCI, Junior Fellows)

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Business Management and Operations; Education; English; Law; Management Information Systems & Services

  

The ideal candidate will have:

    • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing, and to prepare accurate reports and create communications for program coordination
    • Ability to work independently with minimum supervisory direction and to establish work priorities and meet deadlines
    • Strong research, analysis and organizational skills, and ability to assess and inventory departmental records accurately and completely
    • Knowledge of basic quantitative and qualitative analysis to review and report on trends in program activities
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Library of Congress employees
    • Experience with Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel and Word
    • Ability to learn new collaborative software programs through independent study, online training and with an expert
    • Experience in event planning such as developing an agenda for an event, facilitating an event and/or creating activities for an event
    • Willingness and/or experience in mentoring peers in a formal setting 
Talent Recruitment (TR) Program Assistant

Job Title:

Talent Recruitment (TR) Program Assistant

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The intern will have projects intended to document and enhance current business processes through the creation of standard operating procedures, research and document applicable best practices for internships and fellowships, establish and refresh data in our collaborative software workspace (Confluence), support IFP programs and initiatives, and complete short administrative projects as needed:

    • Coordination of communications, documentation and tracking of Talent Recruitment Outreach
    • Assist in the planning and organizing of events hosted by Talent Recruitment on behalf the Library of Congress
    • Creation of recruitment and outreach materials for TR
    • Maintain and update key databases for recruitment and outreach
    • Develop a library of content such as featured articles for Social Media
    • Curating content for TR culture post on LinkedIn
    • Development of a recruitment and outreach analysis report
    • Update program information in Confluence workspace for TR programs and initiatives
    • Assist in development and documentation of standard operating procedures for TR

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Human Resources, Psychology, Higher Ed Administration, Business Administration, Ethnic Studies, Management Information Systems & Services

  

The ideal candidate will have:

    • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing, and to prepare accurate reports and create communications
    • Ability to work independently with minimum supervisory direction and to establish work priorities and meet deadlines
    • Strong research, analysis and organizational skills, and ability to assess and inventory departmental records accurately and completely
    • Knowledge of basic quantitative and qualitative analysis to review and report on trends in program activities
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Library of Congress employees
    • Experience with Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel and Word
    • Ability to learn new collaborative software programs through independent study, online training and with an expert
    • Represent the Library of Congress at Job Fairs and Networking Event
Economic Research Analyst Intern

Job Title:

Economic Research Analyst Intern

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Conduct analyses of measures of creative output in information and entertainment industries that rely on copyright protection, such as motion pictures and television, music and the performing arts, literature, and the arts. This will require a survey of existing academic and industry research literature on measuring creative outputs and the curation of existing data sources along with, where possible, the creation of new datasets for the Copyright Office.

  

The intern will be responsible for producing documentation and some analyses of available data, to include things such as data visualizations, blog posts, or other useful communications to the Office.

  

The intern may be assigned to help with other research-related tasks as needed by the Chief Economist.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Economics; Public Policy

  

The ideal candidate will have experience reading, understanding, and synthesizing sophisticated academic research articles in the field of economics.

Library Clerk Intern

Job Title:

Library Clerk

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

In Person (Washington, D.C.)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

• The intern will assist CR staff in conducting inventories and researching deposits.

• The intern will be trained to evaluate library inventory needs and produce a final report with recommendations to Division Head.

• The intern will be trained to access Library databases and research deposit records for quality assurance.

• The intern will work with experienced Copyright Records staff to achieve project objectives.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Business- Human Resources and Services, Organizational Management Science, Management and Operations; Library Science

  

The ideal candidate will have:

    • Computer Skills - database, spreadsheets 
    • Research and memorization skills
    • Attention to detail Must be able to lift 50 pounds

Spring 2024

Research Associate

Job Title:

Research Associate

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

In person Washington D.C.

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The intern will provide research support to analysts in the Defense Policy section; assist with background research and drafting of written products in particular, as well as briefings and responses to congressional inquiries as the arise. The intern will gain research and writing skills, as well as knowledge of Congress, U.S. defense policy, and U.S. foreign policy. The intern will have exposure to writing analytical reports for Congress and an opportunity to observe the public policy making process first hand. The intern will enhance CRS/FDT/DP’s ability to provide Congress with up to date, authoritative, objective analysis by expanding our research capacity.


Qualifications:

Desired Skills: Intern should be a proficient writer, good researcher, and eager and ready to learn. 

Majors: History, International Relations and affairs, Political Science and Government

 

Research Associate

 

Job Title:

Research Associate

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

In person Washington D.C.

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Interns have the opportunity to work on a range of projects, including but not limited to: researching and drafting portions of public-facing CRS products (Reports, In Focuses, etc.), aiding in the written response to congressional requests (memos, emails, etc.), and participating in briefings. Interns are also encouraged to participate in events held on Capitol Hill and around Washington DC, including congressional hearings, CRS seminars, and relevant events related to the issues on which they are working (e.g., those hosted by think tanks, embassies, etc.) to inform their analytic work. Interns will build research, writing, and communication/presentation skills and a greater knowledge of international trade a finance issues as they relate to the U.S. Congress. Interns also have the opportunity to learn about congressional procedure and the lawmaking process. The IT section would benefit from the additional research support an intern would bring. The section has also found in the past that interns may offer a new perspective to the issue areas on which it works, as well as new research methods or familiarity with newer tools (e.g., ChatGPT). The opportunity to bring on an intern may also offer junior analysts mentorship opportunities. More broadly, CRS has seen former interns become permanent employees in the Service, illustrating how its supported internship programs can be a pipeline for new talent.

Qualifications:

Desired Skills: Research, writing, and communication skills. Interest in/familiar with data analysis programs (e.g., basics in excel or more advanced in python, R, or Tableau) as well. 

Majors: Economics, International Finance, International Relations and Affairs

 

CFB Research and Program Assistant

 

Job Title:

CFB Research and Program Assistant

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

Remote

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

1) Conduct research and contribute to a Center for the Book directory that may include information about history, programs, and audiences served by the 56 affiliated Centers for the Book. 
2) Incumbent will also contribute to projects that will be identified during the annual Center for the Book strategic planning meeting (to be held Nov 14-15 and called the “Idea Exchange”).  The internship will increase knowledge of the various affiliated Centers for the Book—particularly their history, the programs they support and the unique audiences they serve and have served.  The internship will pay particular attention to the participation, representation, and/or engagement with Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and communities of color in CFB programming. This information will be used to inform the future of the Center network overall and of individual Affiliate Centers.

The intern will attend the virtual, monthly Center for the Book meetings with its 56 national affiliates. The incumbent will be assigned tasks/programs to act upon or implement based on the fall 2023 planning meeting’s outcomes. 

Qualifications:

Desired Skills:

• Strong people, communication and research skills
• Computer skills, including Excel
• Experience working with external constituencies. Strong research and communication skills are essential. Incumbent must be comfortable meeting and working with many external Center for the Book directors and various Library of Congress staff members who focus on outreach. Incumbent must have demonstrated skills in anticipating needs and acting on them. Must be able to multitask. Knowledge of the Library of Congress (and its Center for the Book network) are desired but not essential. 

Majors: Communication – Journalism, General Studies, History

Congressional Relations Intern

 

Job Title:

Congressional Relations Intern

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

In person Washington D.C.

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Responsibilities include interacting with Members of Congress and their staff; supporting Congressional Relations Office staff with administrative tasks, congressional tours, and event planning/management; providing support at Library events; handling phone calls and constituent inquiries from congressional offices; preparing briefing materials in support of office events; and assisting with special projects and assignments.

Qualifications:

Desired Skills: The ideal candidate will possess exceptional written and oral communication skills, is well-organized, and has a high degree of professionalism. 
• Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing, and to prepare accurate reports and create communications for program coordination
• Ability to work independently with minimum supervisory direction and to establish work priorities and meet deadlines 
• Strong research, analysis and organizational skills, and ability to assess and inventory office records accurately and completely
• Knowledge of basic quantitative and qualitative analysis to review and report on trends in program activities
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Library of Congress employees
• Experience with Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Ability to learn new collaborative software programs through independent study, online training and with an expert

Majors: Political Science and Government majors will generally be the target audience; however, the Congressional Relations Office would advocate for targeting all of the following majors: Art History, Criticism, and Conservation, Business Administration, Marketing, Management & Operations, Communications (Mass, Corporate, Speech and Rhetorical Studies), Education, English, General Studies, History, Law, Legal Studies, Library Science, Museum Studies, Public Admin, Public Policy, Sociology, Tourism and Travel Services 

 

Development Intern

 

Job Title:

Development Intern

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

Remote

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

 Working with grant administration and program teams, the intern will 
- Compile, write, and edit relevant information about projects sponsored under OTP 
- Implement a data indexing system to identify and call out key project attributes
- Visualize and create presentation ready statistics and graphics 
- Coordinate / participate in discussions on how to share information with the public (e.g., OTP web and blog)
The intern may also support other research and communication needs within the Development Office in support of donor relations and cultivation.

- Understanding of the role fundraising, grant management, and donor relations/stewardship to libraries/cultural institutions
- Implications of categorization/metadata schemes to identify and organize information according to racial, ethnic, and cultural identify elements
- Analysis and visualization of complex concepts
-Writing for diverse audiences

Qualifications:

Desired Skills:

- Writing and editing for general audience
- Experience with database and/or spreadsheet development 
- Familiarity with information design and organization, such as indexing, controlled vocabularies, or other taxonomies
- Data presentation and visualization tools
- Attention to detail

Majors: Business Marketing, Communication – Corporate  Communication, Communication – Mass Communication & Media Studies, Ethnic Studies, Library Science

 

Informal Learning Specialist

 

Job Title:

Informal Learning Specialist

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

In person Washington D.C.

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Intern will support the Visitor Engagement Office in providing customer service to the Library’s general visitors. This will include greeting visitors, scanning tickets, providing orientation at information desks, and facilitating informal learning experiences on the floor such as interactive carts. Intern will also staff the Young Readers Center & Programs Lab, including greeting children and families and orienting them to the space and facilitating primary source-based experiences with them. Intern will participate in the creation and prototyping of new experiences for families in the Jefferson Building.

Qualifications:

Desired Skills: Customer service experience, experience working with children in out-of-school settings (camps, libraries, etc.), museum management experience. Ability to: 
Communicate effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds. 
Interact with diverse audiences, age groups, and learning styles. 
Be flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced and changing environment.
Maintain a non-partisan position in the presentation of information.
Utilize strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills. 
And: 
Fluency in English.
Experience working with children, especially children ages 9-13, in formal or informal learning settings (K-12 classrooms, camps, museums, etc.). 
Other language fluency is a plus.

Majors: Open, with an emphasis on museum studies, all communications, hospitality, tourism & travel services marketing and operations, all business (ideally management and operations), Education – Early Childhood Education, Library Sciences

 

Visitor Engagement Specialist (Visitor Operations)

 

Job Title:

Visitor Engagement Specialist (Visitor Operations)

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

In person Washington D.C.

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Intern will support the Visitor Engagement Office in providing customer service to the Library’s general visitors. This will include greeting visitors, scanning tickets, providing orientation at information desks, and facilitating informal learning experiences on the floor such as interactive carts. Intern will also staff the Young Readers Center & Programs Lab, including greeting children and families and orienting them to the space and facilitating primary source-based experiences with them. Intern will participate in the creation and prototyping of new experiences for families in the Jefferson Building.

Qualifications:

Desired Skills: Customer service experience, experience working with children in out-of-school settings (camps, libraries, etc.), museum management experience. Ability to: 
Communicate effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds. 
Interact with diverse audiences, age groups, and learning styles. 
Be flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced and changing environment.
Maintain a non-partisan position in the presentation of information.
Utilize strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills. 
And: 
Fluency in English.
Experience working with children, especially children ages 9-13, in formal or informal learning settings (K-12 classrooms, camps, museums, etc.). 
Other language fluency is a plus.
Majors: Open, with an emphasis on museum studies, all communications, hospitality, tourism & travel services marketing and operations, all business (ideally management and operations), Education – Early Childhood Education, Library Sciences

 

Artificial Intelligence Community Analyst

 

Job Title:

Artificial Intelligence Community Analyst

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

Remote

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Responsibilities will include assisting with research, gathering information, writing and editing reports about our online communities, and providing best practice research and creative methods to iterate on these artifacts. The intern can be of assistance gathering relevant information and shaping that information for our internal and external communities that gather around artificial intelligence. The intern will be helpful in documenting current and new ideas. The interns will learn more about digital outreach communities and digital strategy by participating in active work for the Digital Strategy Directorate.

Qualifications:

Desired Skills: Excellent understanding of the internet and online discussion platforms
Good communications skills
Excellent writing skills
Good research skills
Good information organization skills

Majors: Communication – Mass Communication & Media Studies, Information Technology, Ethnic Studies - Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican- American/Chicano Studies, Management Information Systems & Services

 

Student Intern – IT BCDR Program Assistant

 

Job Title:

Student Intern – IT BCDR Program Assistant

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

Remote

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

• The candidate will serve as a Student Intern with duties and responsibilities relating to collaboration with the Program Officer, BCDR to assist with the operation and performance assessment of BCDR service offerings.  This will include:
• Review, update, and track status for IT DR planning documents to include the OCIO Continuity of Operations Plan, the Library’s IT Disaster Recovery Plan, and IT Contingency Plans for IT systems
• Assist with note taking and facilitation of IT BCDR Command Center meetings during major IT incident response
• Assist with updating and tracking root cause analysis, lessons learning, and after-action reporting from major IT incidents
• Assist with organizing, documenting, and tracking IT DR Test, Training, and Exercise events 
• Assist with collecting and preparing data for weekly program status reports, tracking performance against program performance targets 
• The candidate will also collaborate with other management support services personnel to influence the IT BCDR services and continued process improvement efforts.  
• The candidate will need to be proficient in writing and editing and the use of the Microsoft Office Suite.  The candidate will also be proficient with preparing presentation briefings, analyze performance data, and prepare responses to ad-hoc data calls. 
• The candidate will help conduct quality assurance checks on all BCDR documentation and deliverables. 
• The candidate will assist with reviewing the BCDR website, and assist with organizing and cleaning up files to ensure standard naming conventions and to streamline the documentation process. 
• The candidate contributes to a productive and nondiscriminatory work environment through written and oral communications and interpersonal relations.  In addition, the candidate will avoid offensive or discriminatory displays (e.g., posters, pictures, etc.), language, or nonverbal behavior (e.g., hand gestures).

The candidate will learn about the Library of Congress and all of the components that make it the nation’s oldest library, and that is serves as and preserves a vast repository of knowledge.  The candidate may gain the following skills:  Multitasking ability, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, good technical, interpersonal, and communication skills, teamwork and collaboration skills.  The Student Intern will receive hands-on training with IT Disaster Recovery best practices and frameworks, and will also be exposed to IT operations within a large organization.  

Qualifications:

Desired Skills:

- General familiarity with basic IT concepts: servers, client server architecture, data center, operating systems, patching, 

- A proactive attitude to learning and acquiring new skills
- Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally with team members
- Strong work ethic and orientation to detail
- Adhere to an established work schedule
- Adhere to the Intern Program requirements
- Participate in agency training classes or programs 
- Perform, successfully, the assigned duties listed in your position description
- Observe all workplace rules
- Proficiency/Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Familiarity with MS Project, Visio, and/or MS Access a plus
- Provide customer service
- Manage documents/files
- Assist in various daily operations
- Be productive, reliable, and professional
- Speak the preferred office language, English

Majors: Computer Programming, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems & Services

 

Enterprise Architect Intern

 

Job Title:

Enterprise Architect Intern

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

Remote

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Responsibilities:
Review licensing agreements, observe lifecycle updates required by vendors. Engage maintainers across OCIO as required for details.  Contact existing vendors to clarify and validate any questions to ensure accuracy of support models and licensing.
Deliverables:
1. Master application/ support model view
2. Risk radar for vendors changing/ ending support or license modification
3. Recommendations for further engagement with incumbent vendors to ensure continuity of service. -Understanding of vendor support models
-Government reporting and Presentation
-System capability analysis
-Holistic enterprise platform reconciliation

Qualifications:

Desired Skills:

• Ability to engage new and varied support resources across vendors and internal staff
• Platform/ capability analysis and ability for high level architectural understanding
• Coordinate across stakeholders to validate and understand new and existing business needs
• Serving as a team point of contact/coordinator
Majors: 

 

Student Intern – ITPE Information Technology Assistant

 

Job Title:

Student Intern – ITPE Information Technology Assistant

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

Remote

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The candidate will serve as a Student Intern with duties and responsibilities relating to collaboration with the IT Section Chief, CRS Liaison Congress, to assist with the operation and performance assessment of the Customer Liaison Services offerings. This will include:
Customer Service & Communication
• Demonstrate ability to provide customer service in a professional manner to Congressional Research Services (CRS) customers pertaining to project statuses, schedules, and plans in a timely manner. 
• Task 1: The intern will apply knowledge and experience of customer service for all customer projects.
• Task 2:  The intern will demonstrate ability track ServiceNow tickets (incidents, requests, etc.,) to assist CRS staff. 
Project Management 
• The intern will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and skills gained from training on the ITPE project management framework and processes. 
• Task 1:  The intern will expand knowledge of project management by providing oversight and monitoring for their assigned projects in a timely manner following established OCIO project management framework and processes. 
• Task 2: The intern will expand knowledge of project management where applicable, using OCIO tools (Ex: ServiceNow Demand module, Confluence, etc.,) track, monitor, and report project statuses.    IT Design & Development 
• The intern will demonstrate the ability to perform website updates, research solutions to identified technical problems/issues and general IT processes and procedures. 
• Task 1:The intern will expand knowledge of how to plan and execute assigned IT projects.
• Task 2: The intern will expand knowledge of how to track, monitor, and provide reporting on assigned IT projects.
• Task 3: The intern will expand knowledge of business analysis including documenting user business requirements.
• Task 4: The intern will expand knowledge of researching IT technical problems/issues and providing solutions to resolve such technical problems.
• Task 5: The intern will expand knowledge of maintenance of data systems and cloud environments (assign project from IT Service Operations). 
• The candidate will also collaborate with other management support services personnel to influence the ITPE services. 
• The candidate will need to be proficient in writing and editing using Microsoft Office Suite and OneDrive.  The candidate will also be proficient with preparing presentation briefings, analyze performance data, and prepare responses to ad-hoc data calls. 
• The candidate will help conduct quality assurance checks on all ITPE documentation and deliverables. 
• The candidate contributes to a productive and nondiscriminatory work environment through written and oral communications and interpersonal relations.  In addition, the candidate will avoid offensive or discriminatory displays (e.g., posters, pictures, etc.), language, or nonverbal behavior (e.g., hand gestures).

Qualifications:

Desired Skills:

- General familiarity with basic IT concepts: servers, client server architecture, data center, operating systems, patching. 
- A proactive attitude to learning and acquiring new skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally with colleagues.
- Strong work ethic and orientation to detail.
- Adhere to an established work schedule.
- Adhere to the Intern Program requirements.
- Participate in agency training classes or programs. 
- Perform successfully at the assigned duties listed in your position description.
- Observe all workplace rules.
- Proficiency/Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Familiarity with OneDrive, MS Project, Visio, etc.,
- Provide customer service.
- Manage documents/files.
- Assist in various daily operations.
- Be productive, reliable, and professional.
- Speak the preferred office language, English.

Majors: Computer Programming, Computer Science, Management Information Systems & Services, Information Technology

 

QA Specialist Intern

 

Job Title:

QA Specialist Intern

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

Remote

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

- Develop Functional QA tests around APIs
- Develop Functional QA tests around UI
- Develop API automation tests in Postman
- Develop Manual and Automated test cases in the tools used
- Create bugs in Jira tracking tool
- Develop UI automation using Cypress, Java/Selenium
- Work with project team members to gain in-depth knowledge of the project

Qualifications:

Desired Skills:

- Teamwork and Communication, to be able to collaborate with the team including QA, Devs, POs to ensure products are free of errors
- 6 Months to a year of Programming experience (or familiarity), with the knowledge of JAVA/Python, Selenium, Cucumber for UI testing and POSTMAN for APIs
- Must understand Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process and Agile Methodology
- Must be familiar to perform Software QA Testing using Automation Tools
- Must possess strong Problem-Solving skills

Majors: Computer Programming, Computer Science, Information Technology

 

QA Specialist Intern

 

Job Title:

QA Specialist Intern

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

Remote

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

- Develop Functional QA tests around APIs
- Develop Functional QA tests around UI
- Develop API automation tests in Postman
- Develop Manual and Automated test cases in the tools used
- Create bugs in Jira tracking tool
- Develop UI automation using Cypress, Java/Selenium
- Work with project team members to gain in-depth knowledge of the project

Qualifications:

Desired Skills:

- Teamwork and Communication, to be able to collaborate with the team including QA, Devs, POs to ensure products are free of errors
- 6 Months to a year of Programming experience (or familiarity), with the knowledge of JAVA/Python, Selenium, Cucumber for UI testing and POSTMAN for APIs
- Must understand Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process and Agile Methodology
- Must be familiar to perform Software QA Testing using Automation Tools
- Must possess strong Problem-Solving skills

Majors: Computer Programming, Computer Science, Information Technology

 

User Experience Researcher

 

Job Title:

User Experience Researcher

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

Remote

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

User experience (UX) research comprises methods and activities that UX practitioners and digital designers undertake to better understand the users of the Library’s digital products and services. The intern will work with UX designers, IT specialists and collections colleagues to help identify UX research questions, plan UX research studies, and conduct UX research activities that benefit digital tools in development. These digital tools support the transfer of files from outside the Library into our systems, as well as how staff interact with those incoming materials. The intern will learn how to apply UX research methods, how to draw UX research insights, and how to create user-centered, actionable recommendations to teams developing the Library’s digital tools. The intern will create a written report, a slide presentation, and potentially a design deliverable such as user stories, a user journey map or UX wireframes. The User Experience Research intern will be actively involved in user experience research activities for digital products and tools. Working with the UX Design and Digital Library Services teams within the IT Design & Development directorate, the intern will learn to:
• Identify and form user research questions.
• Write user research plans and choose appropriate research methods.
• Apply user research methods to conduct a study.
• Turn study findings into insights and recommendations.
• Create research deliverables, such as reports, presentations, user journey maps, user stories, or wireframes.
• Present research deliverables to stakeholders and colleagues.

Qualifications:

Desired Skills:

• Show a curiosity for human behavior and how that impacts humans’ uses of digital tools. 
• Speak and write in English with clarity. 
• Familiarity or experience with user experience (UX) research practices and concepts.
• Familiarity or experience with user experience (UX) practices and concepts.
• Listen and take notes thoughtfully.
• Engage with colleagues in a remote setting.
• Learn new digital tools.
• Demonstrate patience in learning complex digital concepts.
• Demonstrate good time management and organizational practices.
• Demonstrate an engaged and motivated attitude.

Majors: Art History, Criticism, and Conservation, Business – Marketing, Communication – Corporate Communication, Communication – Mass Communication & Media Studies, Computer Programming,  Computer Science, English, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, History, Information Science, Information Technology, Library Science,  Management Information Systems & Services, Museum Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, Statistics Visual and Performing Arts, Women’s Studies, Psychology, Anthropology, Human Factors, User Research, User Experience, UX Design, Human Computer Interaction, Graphic Design

 

User Experience (UX) Research and Design Intern

 

Job Title:

User Experience (UX) Research and Design Intern

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

Remote

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

• Moderate usability tests of BARD mobile and BARD web applications, and report on findings
• Interview staff members who use Stacks (and potentially other products/services) and/or refer patrons to use Stacks, and report on findings
• Conduct cognitive walkthrough of Stacks, and report on findings
• Work with project teams to develop design change recommendations

•Recruiting research study participants
• Administering moderated, remote usability tests
• Communicating research results in writing and in interactive presentations
• Developing data-backed design recommendations

Qualifications:

Desired Skills:

• Background in UX design, user-centered design, user research, human computer interface (HCI), sociology, psychology, behavioral science, anthropology, technical communication, and/or humanities
• Must be able to speak and write in English; additional languages (including ASL) are a bonus
• Comfortable using general office productivity software
• Comfortable talking with strangers
• Comfortable working collaboratively on research projects

Majors: Communication – Speech and Rhetorical  Studies, Library Science, Sociology

 

TR Program Assistant

 

Job Title:

TR Program Assistant 

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

Remote

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The intern will have projects intended to document and enhance current business processes through the creation of standard operating procedures, research and document applicable best practices for recruitment and outreach, establish and refresh data in our collaborative software workspace (Confluence), support TR programs and initiatives, and complete short administrative projects as needed:

• Coordination of communications, documentation and tracking of Talent Recruitment Outreach
• Assist in the planning and organizing of events hosted by Talent Recruitment on behalf the Library of Congress
• Creation of recruitment and outreach materials for TR
• Maintain and update key databases for recruitment and outreach and best practices 
• Develop a library of content such as featured articles for Social Media
• Curating content for TR culture posts on LinkedIn
• Development of a recruitment and outreach analysis report 
• Update program information in Confluence workspace for TR programs and initiatives
• Assist in development and documentation of standard operating procedures for TR 
• Support the Hiring Modernization Recruitment team’s initiatives

Qualifications:

Desired Skills:

• Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing, and to prepare accurate reports and create communications 
• Ability to work independently with minimum supervisory direction and to establish work priorities and meet deadlines 
• Strong research, analysis and organizational skills, and ability to assess and inventory departmental records accurately and completely
• Knowledge of basic quantitative and qualitative analysis to review and report on trends in program activities
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Library of Congress employees
• Experience with Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel and Word
• Ability to learn new collaborative software programs through independent study, online training and with an expert
• Represent the Library of Congress at Job Fairs and Networking Event

Majors: Human Resources, Psychology, Higher Education Administration, Business Management and Operations

 

TRO Program Assistant

 

Job Title:

TRO Program Assistant

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

Remote

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The intern will have projects intended to document and enhance current business processes through the creation of standard operating procedures, research and document applicable best practices for internships and fellowships, establish and refresh data in our collaborative software workspace (Confluence), support TRO programs and initiatives, and complete short administrative projects as needed:

• Monitoring and tracking progress of specific internship programs 
• Reviewing and revising content for Internships and Fellowships Portal (public website) 
• Planning and organizing of events hosted by TRO on behalf the Library of Congress
• Planning of educational enrichment and special programs for interns
• Drafting of internship manuals and updates to key databases for program management
• Development of outreach communication and featured articles for interns and alumni
• Drafting and proofreading reports in support of specific internship programs
• Updating program information about TRO programs and initiatives in Confluence workspace
• Updating/revising standard operating procedures for core TRO programs and initiatives (e.g. AHHA, JFP, LIR, and UBP) The intern will gain program management skills related to key internship programs that include the Archives, History and Heritage Advanced (AHHA) Internship Program, Junior Fellows Program (JFP); Librarians-in-Residence (LIR) Program; and Upward Bound Program (UBP). 

The intern will also gain knowledge of the following:
• Mission of the Library and how the Talent Recruitment and Outreach (TRO) Division’s activities support that mission, including administration of the Internships and Fellowships Portal and Professional Development Series (PDS) Program.
• Employment in the Federal service
• Leadership skills

Qualifications:

Desired Skills:

• Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing, and to prepare accurate reports and create communications for program coordination
• Ability to work independently with minimum supervisory direction and to establish work priorities and meet deadlines 
• Strong research, analysis and organizational skills, and ability to assess and inventory departmental records accurately and completely
• Knowledge of basic quantitative and qualitative analysis to review and report on trends in program activities
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Library of Congress employees
• Experience with Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel and Word
• Ability to learn new collaborative software programs through independent study, online training and with an expert

Majors: Business Management and Operations; Education; English; Law; Management Information Systems & Services, Communication – Journalism, 

 

IFP Program Assistant

 

Job Title:

IFP Program Assistant

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

In person Washington D.C.

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The intern will have projects intended to document and enhance current business processes through the creation of standard operating procedures, research and document applicable best practices for internships and fellowships, establish and refresh data in our collaborative software workspace (Confluence), support IFP programs and initiatives, and complete short administrative projects as needed:

• Coordination of communications, documentation and tracking of IFP programs 
• Planning and organizing of events hosted by IFP on behalf the Library of Congress
• Creation of educational enrichment materials and program activities for interns
• Drafting of internship manuals and updates to key databases for program management
• Development of outreach communication and featured articles for interns and alumni
• Creation of a report of applicable internship and fellowship best practices
• Updated program information in Confluence workspace for IFP programs and initiatives
• Updated/revised standard operating procedures for core IFP programs and initiatives (e.g. LOCI, Junior Fellows)

Qualifications:

Desired Skills:

• Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing, and to prepare accurate reports and create communications for program coordination
• Ability to work independently with minimum supervisory direction and to establish work priorities and meet deadlines 
• Strong research, analysis and organizational skills, and ability to assess and inventory departmental records accurately and completely
• Knowledge of basic quantitative and qualitative analysis to review and report on trends in program activities
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Library of Congress employees
• Experience with Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel and Word
• Ability to learn new collaborative software programs through independent study, online training and with an expert
• Experience in event planning such as developing an agenda for an event, facilitating an event and/or creating activities for an event
• Willingness and/or experience in mentoring peers in a formal setting 

Majors: Business Management and Operations; Education; English; Law; Management Information Systems & Services

 

Economic Research Analyst Intern

 

Job Title:

Economic Research Analyst Intern

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

Onsite (onsite 2-3 days, and remote 2-3 days) 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Conduct a geographic study of copyright industries. The study will measure the amount of industrial activity by geographic area over the past 30 years (using standard Census and BLS datasets). Two deliverables would be expected: 1) a dataset that lists for each year and each zip code (or other appropriate geographical unit) the level of employment in each copyright reliant industry, along with other relevant demographics; and 2) a dynamic visualization tool (e.g., a time-variant heat map) that depicts the data.
 
Conduct copyright/creative industry demographics literature review. The review will cover, 1) the literature that directly deals with demographic measures within copyright-reliant industries; 2) literature that indirectly speaks to relevant demographic issues (e.g., demographic breakdowns of the labor force participation rate); and 3) literature that deals with historical and societal theories for why the copyright system or copyright industries may serve some demographic groups better than others. This will result in a narrative report that summarizes and synthesizes the relevant information.
 
Conduct review of the economic literature on, 1) nonpecuniary incentives to create works; 2) the relationship between copyright term length, creation, and distribution of works; and 3) public domain works. This will result in a report that summarizes all relevant literature. 

Qualifications:

Desired Skills:

• Experience collecting, cleaning, and processing large and complex public data sets, such as those produced by the US Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
• Experience validating and quality checking data.
• Experience reading, understanding, and synthesizing sophisticated academic research articles in the field of economics. 
• Preferably, the candidate will hold a BA in economics or related field and be currently enrolled in, or recently completed a graduate program in economics or public policy.

Majors: Economics, Public Policy 

Graduate level preferred, but will consider strong undergraduate candidates 

 

Library Technician 1 & 2

 

Job Title:

Library Technician 1 & 2

Agency:

Library of Congress 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

In person Washington D.C.

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

• Convert paper-manual documents to computer versions.
• Prepare documents for image preservation and reproduction.
• Managing and storing files on a computer.
• Inspecting the quality of output regularly.
• Indexing and storing images according to organization guidelines.
• Interpret guidelines and make a concise decision.
• Scanning all documents in chronological order, naming, and saving in PDF.
• Troubleshooting and adjusting equipment when necessary.

Qualifications:

Desired Skills:

• Ability to review and apply established guidelines for processes. 
• Ability to analyze and organize documents.
• Inspect documents while handling and notify the supervisor of any attention needed.
• Repairs minor damages to printed documents.
• Identifies and prepares documents for scanning.

Majors: Legal Studies, Library Science, Information Science, Information Technology

Seeking two Interns for this position

 

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Summer 2024

Language Interpreters Program

Job Title:

 Language Interpreters Program

Agency:

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format (Location):

In Person Bethesda, MD 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Native Spanish speaker with a 100% English fluency. Formal bilingual education preferably with medical interpretation or translation training. Aptitude to work with diverse ethnicities, excellent communication and customer service skills. Interest in medicine, science or medical research career. Able to bridge cultural and linguistic gap between hospital staff and patients with Limited English Proficiency

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Language Interpretation and Translation Spanish/English Emphasis, Medicine (MD), Public Health MPH, DPH

Financial Analyst

Job Title:

Financial Analyst Intern

Agency:

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The incumbent’s responsibilities may include:

 (a) clerical responsibilities that include receiving and filing incoming correspondence, and generating correspondence for mailing;

(b) performing reconciliation and analysis of accounts to ensure that accounting data contained in computerized and manual reports are accurate;

(c) examining files of hard copy documents to confirm that information on each has been accepted in computerized systems;

(d) maintaining a record of each loan repayment account which lists balances and adjustment actions taken;

(e) assisting with the preparation of periodic internal audits;

(f) preparing reviews for obligated and de-obligated funds, and monitoring re-obligations to avoid lapse of allocated funds;

(g) assisting with the maintenance of the loan repayment portfolios in support of contractual obligations;

(h) and conducting financial vetting of loan documents for new and renewal applicants.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Accounting, Financial Analysis, and Business/Managerial Skills

Spring 2024

Language Interpreters Program

Job Title:

 Language Interpreters Program

Agency:

National Institutes of Health

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

In Person Bethesda, MD 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Native Spanish speaker with a 100% English fluency. Formal bilingual education preferably with medical interpretation or translation training. Aptitude to work with diverse ethnicities, excellent communication and customer service skills. Interest in medicine, science or medical research career. Able to bridge cultural and linguistic gap between hospital staff and patients with Limited English Proficiency

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Language Interpretation and Translation Spanish/English Emphasis, Medicine (MD), Public Health MPH, DPH

 

Language Interpreters Program

Job Title:

 Language Interpreters Program

Agency:

National Institutes of Health

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Spring 2024

Format (Location):

In Person Bethesda, MD 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Native Spanish speaker with a 100% English fluency. Formal bilingual education preferably with medical interpretation or translation training. Aptitude to work with diverse ethnicities, excellent communication and customer service skills. Interest in medicine, science or medical research career. Able to bridge cultural and linguistic gap between hospital staff and patients with Limited English Proficiency

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Language Interpretation and Translation Spanish/English Emphasis, Medicine (MD), Public Health MPH, DPH

 

 

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Summer 2024

Communications Intern

Job Title:

Communications Intern

Agency:

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

Remote

Hours Per Week:

20-40

Job Description:

Drafting and editing remarks for high level U.S. government officials. High quality writing on a deadline, quickly problem solve, and conduct in-depth research.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors - Business Administration/Communications, Journalism, Marketing

Policy, Planning, and Learning Intern

Job Title:

Policy, Planning, and Learning Intern

Agency:

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

Remote

Hours Per Week:

20-40

Job Description:

-Work with LER colleagues to review, update, or develop USAID evaluation
guidance and tools.
-Provide virtual support in developing, managing, and coordinating impact and performance evaluations, Mission Performance Management Plans and other M&E products.
-Support PPL/LER in developing and rolling out field-based workshops on performance monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
-Support Missions in incorporating evaluation throughout the program cycle, with a particular emphasis on integrating evaluation into activity designs.
-Contribute to and organize outreach events to disseminate knowledge and information regarding M&E practices that may be of importance and use to USAID staff as well as its stakeholders.
-Develop training modules, fact sheets, or technical notes as requested that may be shared with Missions and/or posted on internal and external web sites.
-Perform or manage research and evaluation activities on key agency issues.
-Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors - Public Policy, International Studies, Political Science

Marketing Intern

Job Title:

Marketing Intern

Agency:

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

Remote

Hours Per Week:

20-40

Job Description:

Work with team to design, develop and implement marketing materials to include product/service menus; experience in ensuring content is factually correct and appropriately referenced, experience in line editing, experience collaborating and coordinating with internal contributors, subject matter experts and external partners to ensure the draft content is complete, accurate, and fully reflects the agreed upon services and/or products.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors - Marketing, Graphic Design, Social Media

Database Creation Intern

Job Title:

Database Creation Intern

Agency:

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2024

Format/Location:

Remote

Hours Per Week:

20-40