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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 7:13 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

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 Agency

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.

Qualification Requirements

1. Currently matriculated in a college or university graduate program pursuing an MLIS or an accredited Archival Studies Program.

Preferred Skills

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


questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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