Summer Graduate Intern - Research Archives
(May 10, 2022)
Position Title - Summer Graduate Intern - Research Archives
Supervisor Title (All student, intern, and volunteer position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Archivist
Position Type - Paid Internship
Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - No
Hourly Wage Range - $18-$25
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is the largest municipal preservation agency in the nation. It is responsible for protecting New York City's architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings and sites by granting them landmark or historic district status and regulating them after designation. The agency is comprised of a panel of 11 commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor and supported by a staff of approximately 80 preservationists, researchers, architects, historians, attorneys, archaeologists, and administrative employees. There are more than 37,500 designated buildings and sites in New York City, most of which are located in 152 historic districts across in all five boroughs.
Working at the Landmarks Preservation Commission provides a great opportunity to cultivate intellectual inspiration and professional development.
Research Department Archives
LPC is in the process of the consolidation and reorganization of archival material which requires an intern to move, arrange, and catalog items, label/document files and photographs, maintain and consolidate existing collections, rehouse materials, perform basic preservation activities, and appraise current collection holdings. The intern will also contribute to the development of an offsite storage strategy.
1. Currently matriculated in a college or university graduate program pursuing an MLIS or an accredited Archival Studies Program.
The ideal candidate would have:
Some experience handling ephemera and processing analog and digital collections
Experience developing and writing finding aids
Excellent communication skills and a collaborative approach, detail oriented
Excellent research and data analysis skills
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
The ability to learn quickly and work independently