The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.


The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.


As Librarian of Congress, I oversee the many thousands of dedicated staff who acquire, catalog, preserve, and make available library collections within our three buildings on Capitol Hill and over the Internet. I am pleased that you are visiting our Web site today, and I invite you return to it often.



James H. Billington

Librarian of Congress

Current Opportunities for Library of Congress

2015 Student Diversity Internship Program (SDIP)

Opportunity Type: Internship
Description: The Congressional Research Service (CRS), a service unit of the Library of Congress, is recruiting for its 2015 Student Diversity Internship Program (SDIP) and would like to invite minority Latino students to apply. Our staff is comprised of nationally-recognized experts and professionals in a broad range of subjects and disciplines, including law, economics, foreign affairs, the physical and behavioral sciences, environmental science, public administration, the social sciences, library and information science, information technology and finance.  

The internships are paid opportunities in Washington, D.C. for a period up to 10 weeks during the summer.  Working in one of our research or administrative areas, interns will have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the mission of the agency which is:  To serve the United States Congress throughout the legislative process by providing comprehensive and reliable legislative research and analysis that  are timely, objective, authoritative and confidential, thereby contributing to an informed national legislature.

Research Intern – Domestic Social Policy Division

Opportunity Type: Internship

 The retirement saving landscape has changed quite dramatically from previous generations to the current cohorts of near- retirees due to a shift from defined benefit to defined contribution pensions. The latter places the burden of retirement income security on the individual worker, and has spawned a very large empirical literature on whether Americans have saved enough to finance their retirement. The intern will help gather relevant articles, interpret and summarize the findings, and point out key differences across the body of research that at times leads to conflicting conclusions. The intern will help examine pension reform in a few select countries that are often touted in Congress as examples of how to bring about change. In addition, the intern will evaluate pension plan features and help prepare a summary document. 

Kluge Fellowships

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: July 15, 2023
Description: The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months. Established in 2000 through an endowment of $60 million from John W. Kluge, the Center is located in the splendid Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. The Kluge Center furnishes attractive work and discussion space for Kluge Chair holders, for distinguished visiting scholars, and for post-doctoral Fellows supported by other private foundation gifts. Residents have easy access to the Library's specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington.

The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world's largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints and photographs are also available.

Contact Information

Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue
Washington , DC 20540