Archival Processing Internships

New York City
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Created: November 11, 2012


The Manuscripts and Archives Division is seeking interns interested in gaining professional hands-on experience in archival processing.  This opportunity is designed for an intern to work with an experienced archivist to acquire the core skills essential for establishing a career as an archivist.

External Responsibilities:

Skills Development
As part of a project designed to address a major portion of the Division's processing backlog, interns apply the theories of appraisal, organization, and description to working manuscript collections.  This includes researching people or events covered by a collection, sorting, cleaning, arranging, boxing, and creating a full finding aid complete with appropriate index terms.

Professional Interactions/Development
Interns will be encouraged to attend processing meetings to participate in project discussions as well as programmed events over the course of the semester.  Interns will also be exposed to the public service side of the division by interacting with researchers in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

External Qualifications:

Hours Requirements
Timeframe: 120 hours over 12 weeks
Schedule: 10 hours per week (All interns must commit to schedule at least four hours on one day; otherwise hours are flexible).
Working hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm.

This is an unpaid internship that may be used for credit toward a Master's Degree in a Library Science program.  Internships need not be taken for credit.  All students must be currently enrolled.  Attendance at an orientation session is required.


Published: Sunday, November 11, 2012 20:53 UTC

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