The Law Library of Congress seeks several remote interns to assist with the crowdsourcing transcription campaign, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents. Herencia is the Library’s first entirely non-English crowdsourcing campaign, consisting of legal documents in the languages of Spanish, Catalan, and Latin from 15th – 19th Century Spain. Interns will work remotely and independently on a series of tasks that will help promote this rare and unique collection and make it more accessible to researchers. Such tasks may include: transcribing documents and reviewing the submitted transcriptions of other volunteers, assisting Law Library staff with the preparation of the next release (Phase 3), and identifying and inviting potential volunteers, as well as other related duties as assigned.
Finally, interns will propose a blog post for the Law Library of Congress blog to discuss interesting discoveries that they have found in the collection.
Interns will be unpaid, but may use this position for volunteer hours or course credit, if applicable to their school’s requirements and prearranged with their sponsoring academic institution. Volunteers with Spanish language skills and/or an interest in Spanish history are encouraged to apply.