The Cultural Sustainability Internship at the Library of Congress


The Library of Congress is pleased to announce a new internship opportunity, which provides a qualified master and doctoral student the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills involving the long-term preservation and accessibility of digital collections.

The Cultural Sustainability Internship will offer hands-on experience with and exposure to 21st-century preservation issues facing cultural heritage institutions with a mission to sustain long-term, durable access to their collections.

The Library is currently recruiting talent for this unique opportunity, and hope you will help spread the word. Applications for this paid internship will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. February 21, 2018. For more information, keep reading.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting master or doctoral program
  • Must be available to work onsite in Washington, D.C. from June 4 to August 10, 2018
  • Must be a U.S. citizen


  • Knowledge and experience implementing digital preservation principles, tools, and technologies
  • Knowledge and experience with analog and digital media preservation
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to different audiences
  • Familiarity with metadata standards such as PREMIS, PBCore, and Dublin Core
  • Familiarity with basic computer science techniques such as batch processing and scripting

Application Procedure

For more information, kindly contact: Barrie Howard, Internship and Fellowship Programs202-707-1830 (Office); 202-253-6126 (Cell);