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Cataloging Intern (Vietnamese Materials), Library of Congress

Job Description

The Library of Congress is seeking an intern who meets the following qualifications:

  • Ability to read and write in Vietnamese and English.
  • Knowledge of library metadata rules, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to use library software applications, integrated library platforms, and other information technology.
  • Cataloging experience.
  • Knowledge of history, politics, literature, and culture of Vietnam preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position Description

The intern will gain experience in the science of librarianship and in the craft of cataloging of Vietnamese materials. The intern's responsibilities and deliverables will include: 

  • Catalog a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment.
  • Search entries in automated and manual catalogs
  • Assign headings to catalog entries
  • Select and assign classification numbers
  • Establish personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.
  • Analyze and organize standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections.
  • Work to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information.


Program Benefits

This is a fully funded program. Sponsorship covers the cost of the program, housing (if needed), and roundtrip travel to and from the internship site city. You will be responsible for living expenses and local transportation, but will receive a stipend. The final stipend amount is based on the length of the session and your decision to accept or reject TWC-organized housing.

In addition, various professional development sessions will be available to enhance students’ knowledge and marketability. The Washington Center organizes multiple hands-on experiences to prepare you for your career including Resume Review & Cover Letter Writing, LinkedIn Review, and Interviewing & Pitching Yourself. TWC also organizes networking opportunities during your internship and has highly active alumni networks of which you will be a part. The Library of Congress also prides itself on providing interns with additional professional development opportunities including Employee Panels and explorative tours of the Library of Congress.

Housing and Living

Fully furnished housing near the internship site is provided by TWC for all participants who need it. Housing accommodations can, and typically do, require shared-living arrangements with other interns. Every effort is made to arrange housing near essential amenities like grocery stores, public transit and medical facilities.

How to Apply

Learn more and apply by Monday, June 10, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET

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