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Student Summer Employment


The application period for summer 2018 is closed. Thank you for your interest in working for the Heritage Documentation Programs.


See all of our student summer employment opportunities on our intro jobs page.


Summer Employment Poster

Heritage Documentation Programs seeks applications from qualified students for 2018 summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape, and technological significance throughout the country. Duties may involve on-site field work and preparation of measured and interpretive drawings and written historical reports for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collections at the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Projects last 12 weeks, beginning in late May or early June.

Applications are due March 16, 2018.

Positions are open to currently enrolled students carrying at least a half-time course load at an accredited institution. Students must also be enrolled in courses for autumn 2018 in order to be eligible. (Graduating students who will not be attending college in autumn 2018 are not eligible.) IDP credit is available for qualified students who successfully complete the HDP summer program.

Positions are open only to United States citizens. Foreign citizens seeking summer employment may wish to look for opportunities via the U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS).


Applicants must submit an online application (including resume, transcript, questionnaire, and work sample) using the Office of Personnel Management's USAJobs website. The links to the USAJobs announcements are below.

Please follow the application instructions within USAJobs closely. Incomplete and/or improperly submitted applications will not receive consideration.


Work Sample information:


Download the HDP Summer 2018 Recruitment Poster (pdf)