Intern at the Library of Congress this summer

In collaboration with College faculty and staff of Swem Library, the Library of Congress in Washington, DC will accept well-qualified William & Mary sophomores, juniors or graduating seniors as interns during the summer of 2014.

Applicants must demonstrate a professional demeanor, an ability to work well with others, and commit­ment to the full range of activities, both research and public service, to which the Library of Congress is committed. Successful applicants will be matched as closely as possible with their personal fields of study and research interests as detailed in your cover letter. Command of foreign languages, even at an intermediate level, is a plus and should be mentioned in the cover letter. Internships normally last a minimum of eight weeks with precise schedule determined by supervising staff. Dress is typi­cally business casual. More information can be found on the Library of Congress’s internship webpage.

Interns will undertake tasks which may include preparation of documents, the creation of databases, archi­val and on‑line research, handling phone inquiries and gener­al office assistance. Successful applicants for internships at the Library of Congress will have the endorse­ment of the faculty of William & Mary and prior training by senior staff of Swem Library.

While these are mostly unpaid intern­ships, William & Mary participants can count on the assistance of our Washington Office to locate housing and to build com­mun­ity with fellow interns from the College serving throughout the District.

Applications should include a one-page personal statement detailing qualifications and interests, a current academic transcript (Banner printout is sufficient) and a current résumé. Selection will be made by College faculty in consultation with staff of Swem Library.

Application deadline is Thursday, December 19, 2013. Submit an application (as a PDF) to Jay Gaidmore, director of the Special Collections Research Center at Swem Library at

If you have questions, contact Prof. George Greenia in Modern Languages and Literatures at or Jay Gaidmore at