Paid Internship (Metadata Technician) at the Law Library of Congress

Paid Internship (Metadata Technician) at the Law Library of Congress

Be part of providing open digital access and help your national library this summer!

Job Summary:

The Law Library of Congress seeks three interns for an exciting metadata and digital asset management project. The project will provide open access to the opinions of the Supreme Court on the Law Library of Congress’ website with searching and browsing capabilities.  Interns will:

  • create descriptive metadata for digitized materials according to library standards,
  • perform first-level review and quality assurance of metadata created by volunteers and interns, and
  • assist the project manager with tracking and project management tasks.

The Library of Congress is the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library provides Congress, the federal government and the American people with a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire, and engage them and support their intellectual and creative endeavors. Congress established its Law Library in 1832, recognizing its need for ready access to authoritative legal materials. The Law Library has grown over the years to become the world’s largest law library, with a collection of nearly three million volumes spanning the ages and covering virtually every jurisdiction in the world.


Requirements and Qualifications:

Familiarity with library science, information science, US history, metadata standards, and controlled vocabulary is preferred, but all higher education students are welcome to apply.

Interns must be able to work:

  • onsite at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC
  • full-time (40 hours per week)
  • during the summer (10-12 consecutive weeks, between May 16 and August ).

Pay is $16.90/hour. Paid interns accrue sick leave and annual leave, and are eligible to apply for transit benefits.

How to apply:

Please send a résumé and cover letter addressing your experience and availability over the summer to Please include “Paid Internship” in the subject line.

For questions regarding this internship, please contact Jennifer Gonzalez at


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