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Department of Justice Fall Internships. The application deadline for Fall 2016 is Friday, July 15th, 2016

From the FEBLIB listserv:

The Department of Justice Libraries offer ongoing unpaid internships in Washington, D.C. to library science graduate students interested in gaining work experience in a federal law library setting.  Practicum opportunities are available for those with an interest in reference, research and web design as well as digitization and technical services.   No law degree or legal experience necessary.
Sample activities include:
  • Gain research skills working on real-world questions.
  • Help develop and maintain intranet pages and research guides for the DOJ Virtual Library.
  • Create intranet finding aids for un-cataloged library collections such as Attorney General Memoranda or Legislative files.  Create e-legislative histories of statutes enforced by DOJ.
  • Assist in implementing an electronic discovery service, integrating it with DOJ databases.
  • Digitize important paper collections, increasing accessibility to DOJ researchers, including those with disabilities.
We are looking for motivated, self-starting library school graduate students able to work at least eight hours a week.  Successful applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and matriculated in a degree program. We will assist a student in obtaining academic credit.
To apply, please email resume and references to and The application deadline for Fall 2016 is, Friday, July 15th, 2016.  No phone calls please.  Thank you.
The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Roxie Daneshvar
Antitrust Library
U.S. Department of Justice
450 5th Street NW, LL300
Washington, DC  20530

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MLTW2015: Internships in Federal Libraries — some student projects

At the 2015 Military Libraries Training Workshop, there was a session on virtual interns presented by Nancy Faget. These resources are available for your use.

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MLTW2015: Internships in Federal Libraries 7 December 2:15 PM

Panel: Nancy Faget, Army Research Laboratory Library, and former interns Aryn Dagirmanjian, Amanda Thompson, Brian Moody, Cory Laurence, and Diana Sotolongo, “Internships in Federal Libraries”


Federal libraries commonly face hiring freezes, resource cuts, and security restrictions that impact their ability to bring new talent into their libraries. Despite these limitations, sponsoring student projects can bring new perspectives and unexpected skills into your environment to benefit the organization. Learn about the various ways to sponsor student projects through internships, field experiences, practicums, or independent studies. Find out how you can sponsor virtual internships through library schools and through the State Department’s Virtual Student Foreign Service program. Discover how some libraries are leveraging the visiting researchers program to sponsor Library Fellows.

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MLTW2015: Internships in Federal Libraries — some student projects

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