Recent Marymount undergraduate Caitlin Rizzo completed her degree by participating in the Library of Congress’s Junior Fellow Internship Program.
Caitlin worked in the Library of Congress’s Poetry and Literature Center, which houses the office of the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. Caitlin spent her time with the Library preparing the audio archives of the Center for digitization, and she also assisted with event planning and research. While completing her internship, Caitlin gained valuable experience through corresponding with publishers, visiting authors, and the general public on behalf of the Center.
As part of the Poetry and Literature Center, Caitlin participated in work that engaged the greater public and supported the voices of contemporary poets and scholars. Her internship led to a series of informational interviews with executive directors of non-profit arts organizations in New York City. Caitlin is now working in the Rare Books and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress, compiling desiderata lists. As an English major at Marymount University, Caitlin learned to value literature not only as an art of ideals, but also more practically as it relates to and deepens the experiences of everyday life.