Library of Congress PAID Internship – Social Media and Planning Assistant

The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) in partnership with the Library of Congress is looking for a Social Media and Planning student or recent graduate to intern with them this upcoming spring. The mission of the Library of Congress is to provide access to a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage intellectual and creative endeavors.

This is a 15 week paid internship. The stipend is based on the student’s class level. The internship is scheduled to start January 9, 2019 and end on April 26, 2019. All selected participants travel to Washington, D.C. for a two day orientation prior to the start of their internship. Travel arrangements are paid and arranged by the program. Housing can be arranged on behalf of participant! Pay rates per week: Undergraduate: $580 Graduate: $650.

If you are interested in this position, visit to make sure you meet the eligibility criteria and email: your resume and transcripts to Noel Guerrero at Feel free to give us a call should you have any questions at (202) 467- 0893 ext. 2103. The application and detailed program information can be accessed at

POSITION TITLE: Social Media and Planning Assistant                                                INTERNSHIP LOCATION: Washington D. C                                                                      DESIRED MAJORS: Business Management, Public Administration, Communication and Marketing

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The internship supports the Library’s strategic goals to invest in talent for the future, transform in-person experiences, and promote a culture of continuous improvement. Specifically, the internship will help the Internship and Fellowship Programs (IFP) division expand access to experiential learning at the Library, enhance user experiences online and onsite through broader outreach, and identify how to better promote the Library’s many fellowship, internship, residency, and volunteer opportunities to target communities.


  • support the department manager in IFP to address high priority initiatives
  • explore methods to develop an entry-level and efficient social media strategy for IFP that can be sustained
  • research effective and no-cost options to market the IFP Portal and signature internship and fellowship programs to both general and target markets to expand diversity
  • create visual and informative outreach materials for key audiences
  • analyze current web metrics
  • evaluate and identify best practices (both internal and external) that can be implemented by the Library of Congress for expanding diversity of internships and fellowships through research, interviews/visits, and focus groups to inform an environmental scan
  • create and share knowledge using collaborative tools like Confluence


  • A draft communications plan for social media
  • Draft outreach materials (e.g. blogposts and tweets) with messages that educate and inspire the key audiences of IFP, highlighting opportunities and providing guidance on how to effectively prepare and apply
  • Draft environmental scan report that includes a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT) Analysis
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