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 required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Sample work includes:
- 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.
- Analyze collections (such as reference or subject specific materials) to determine online equivalents, create an access tool, and make purchasing recommendations.
- Digitize important paper collections, increasing accessibility to DOJ researchers, including those with disabilities.
- Assist in the rollout of a new automated circulation system.
We are looking for motivated, self-starting library school graduate students who are able to work ten to twenty hours a week and are U.S. citizens. We will assist a student in obtaining academic credit when possible.
To apply, please email resume and references to Library.Interns@usdoj.gov.
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 nonmembership 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.
Updated: November 2013