The Archives History and Heritage Advanced (AHHA) Internship Program 2023 is Now Open

The Archives, History and Heritage Advanced (AHHA) Internship Program 2023 gives the next generation of diverse archivists and knowledge workers invaluable opportunities to analyze, organize, and interpret collections or programs that help share an inclusive story of the American experience. Internships and projects will heighten visibility and promote accessibility for Library resources that more fully represent the rich cultural and creative heritage of the United States.

Internship Aim

The program targets Black, Hispanic or Latino, Indigenous, and communities of color historically underrepresented in the United States and in the Library’s collections.

About the Internship Program:

AHHA offers undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate and doctoral students’ insights into the Library of Congress collections—the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge. Interns will work under the supervision and guidance of a senior specialist and learn the standards and techniques to properly arrange and provide descriptions for archival collection materials.


Who may apply

  • MUST be a U.S. citizen.
  • MUST be a currently enrolled
    • undergraduate junior,
    • senior,
    • masters or
    • Ph.D. candidate or
    • have graduated between December 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023.
  • MUST be available to report onsite for the entire duration of the internship.

Work schedule

  • Part-time – This position is for 20 hours per week, Monday- Friday and some Saturdays*. Interns must be able to work part of their schedule between 9:30am and 3pm Eastern Time and attend mandatory orientation on September 11, 2023 (9am-12pm Eastern Time).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once selected and hired for the internship, every effort will be made to accommodate project selections. Due to the popularity of some areas of interest, preferred project placement cannot be guaranteed. All project areas may not be available at the time applicants are selected and others may be added. Applicants should be sure to indicate two project areas of interest within their applications.

Additional information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability, or national origin.  All candidates from Black, Indigenous, and other underrepresented communities of color including Hispanic or Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander, etc. are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email [email protected]. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant’s college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library’s Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email [email protected]. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

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