RealArts@Penn internship with the Library of Congress

As the world’s largest library, the Library of Congress offers inspired learners unprecedented access to its world-class collections and staff; interns work alongside its employees to further the mission of the nation's oldest cultural agency and provide Congress and the American people with a rich, diverse, and enduring source of knowledge for the posterity of all.

The Poetry and Literature Center (PLC) fosters and enhances the public's appreciation of literature. The Center administers the endowed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry position, coordinates an annual season of readings, performances, lectures, conferences, and symposia, and sponsors high-profile prizes and fellowships for literary writers. The Center's Poetry Room in the Thomas Jefferson Building is used by the Poet Laureate at his or her discretion and by the Center to receive visiting writers, publishers, teachers, and guests.

The RealArts@Penn intern will receive valuable training for a career in arts administration and public programming. The intern will assist with the coordination of the Center's public programs with authors, contribute to its special and ongoing projects, and assist in the day-to-day activities of the office. Interns also assist with maintenance of digital projects, including the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (ARPL), Poetry of America, and the Poetry and Literature Center’s pilot podcast series.

The intern will commit 16 to 20 hours per week which may include some evening hours.