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Virtual Library Services Intern, National Transportation Library (NTL), Washington, DC


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library and National Transportation Library (NTL), both located in the Washington, D.C. area, are seeking students pursuing degrees in library/information science or history for paid, full-time internships for the period June 5 – August 11, 2023. These internships are being offered as part of the United States Department of Transportation’s Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG). The internships include a stipend and travel (relocation) arrangements and shared housing for participants whose permanent residences are more than 50 miles away from their assignment locations. The current plan is to have an in-person internship. The availability of a virtual internship option has not yet been determined. The deadline for submitting an application is January 31, 2023.

For more information on the program, including requirements and application instructions, please see: If you have further questions about applying, please send an email to [email protected].

Please note that applicants cannot apply for specific positions but can indicate their interest areas. When completing the application, please select “Library Sciences” as an interest area and “Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)” and/or “Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)” as your preferred mode.


  1. Perform basic cataloging for technical publications in a digital repository. Assist with other cataloging, collection
    management and related activities.
  2. Support NTL’s virtual Ask A Librarian service. Learn about Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software
    and how NTL uses it for reference interactions.
  3. Assist Reference Librarian with revision of research guides ( and FAQs
    ( for customers and staff.
  4. Develop a broad knowledge of NTL information resources. Provide literature searching, as needed.
  5. Contribute to furthering NTL’s social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

Desired Qualifications

Coursework and/or experience with cataloging, reference and research services. Candidate should possess strong organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.


Contact: Rosalyn Alleman, [email protected], 202-603-1346
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