Archives Intern (Paid Position)
(February 24, 2019)
New-York Historical Society has a paid archives internship available for this upcoming summer. The Archives Intern will work under the supervision of the Head of Archival Processing to process one or more manuscript collections held in the Library of the New-York Historical Society. The internship emphasizes archival description, including writing historical, scope, arrangement, and other notes for the collection; identifying significant content in the archival material; establishing name and subject access terms with controlled vocabularies; documenting the records in the collection management system; generating a DACS-compliant, on-line finding aid using that system; and writing a blog post about some aspect of the collection. The internship will also involve physical processing, including arrangement of the materials and basic conservation practices, such as rehousing.
To be eligible for the internship, the candidate must be currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, an MLIS or equivalent program with a concentration in archives; must have completed at least an introductory archival course; and have a general familiarity with and interest in U.S. history. The stipend for the position is $3000.
Deadline for applications is March 25, 2019. For more information about the program and application instructions, please go to https://www.nyhistory.org/careers/college-and-graduate-internships