Medical Center Archives Intern
(May 24, 2023)
Position Title - Medical Center Archives Intern
Supervisor Title (All student, intern, and volunteer position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Digital Archivist
Position Type - Paid Internship
Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - No
Hourly wage range - $18- $25
The Medical Center Archives of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine is hiring one paid intern to help preserve, arrange, describe, and digitize unique historical collections documenting the history of a premiere medical center and the second oldest hospital in the United States.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine:
The NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center originated from an affiliation agreement between The Society of the New York Hospital (chartered in 1771) and Cornell University Medical College (founded in 1898). The medical center first opened its doors in the fall of 1932.
Established in 1972, the Medical Center Archives preserves the records of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, as well as affiliated and predecessor institutions, and makes these materials available for use by students, faculty, staff, and the public. In addition to institutional records, the Archives holds approximately 300 collections of papers and manuscripts from noted associates. In total, the Archives contains more than 10,000 linear feet of papers, records, multimedia, and photographs, which represent a continuous chronicle of health care, scientific research, and medical education dating to 1771.
The primary responsibility of the Medical Center Archives Intern will be to preserve, arrange, describe, and digitize hybrid historical collections according to archival standards and under the guidance of the Digital Archivist. The candidate will gain experience in processing, digitization workflows and file management, preservation rehousing, technical services database work, and metadata creation.
Schedule and Salary:
The internship is paid $20/hr. Flexible part-time hours (20 hours per week) available Monday-Friday from 9:30-4:30 for 35 weeks between September 2023 and May 2024.
The candidate must be currently enrolled in or have successfully completed an introduction to archives course. The candidate must be familiar with working with historical materials and have knowledge of archival preservation, arrangement, and descriptive standards. Additionally, the candidate must have experience with the Microsoft Office suite, be organized and able to work independently on tasks, be flexible in changing situations, and be reliable and responsible.
How to apply:
E-mail resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for two references to
firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject line “Medical Center Archives Internship.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 12, 2023. Upon acceptance, the intern will undergo a health examination (paid for by the department) and complete online programs related to HIPAA and other HR topics, in compliance with institutional policies. COVID-19 vaccination is required for all employees of Weill Cornell Medicine prior to their start date. Employees can request religious and medical exemptions to vaccination, as needed.