NDSR-DC Deadline Extended to Friday, February 6, 2015

The application deadline for the National Digital Stewardship Residency program in Washington, D.C. has been extended for one week. Applications for the program must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015 through USAJOBS.

The NDSR program was created by the Library of Congress in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The year-long program will start in June 2015 and will provide recent graduates the opportunity to gain hands-on, professional experience in one of five different agencies in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Residents participating in the program will receive a stipend of $40,000 and additional funding for training and/or conference attendance over the course of the year. Agencies hosting residents for the 2015-2016 program include:

The American Institute of Architects
DC Public Library
Government Publishing Office
National Library of Medicine
U.S. Senate Historical Office

Recent graduates with a strong interest in digital stewardship are encouraged to apply.

Complete applications for the program will include:

• A resume created within USAJOBS, demonstrating digital stewardship experience
• Undergraduate and Graduate-level transcripts (uploaded in USAJOBS)
• A one page cover letter that identifies professional objectives and top three projects (uploaded in USAJOBS)
• A web link (provided in USAJOBSA) that points to a two to three minute video creatively showing aptitude for tackling the challenges of favorite host proposals and passion for digital preservation.
• Two letters of recommendation from academic advisors or professors, previous employers, or college/university work-study supervisors. The letters must be sent by the person providing the recommendation to ndsr@loc.gov by the application deadline.

More detailed application instructions, requirements and further information about the program can be found on the NDSR-DC website at www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr.

The link to apply through USAJOBS is https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/389615400.

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