Internship: Spring 2016 Photo Collection Internship, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, New York NY

Title: Spring 2016 Photo Collection Opportunity
Institution/Organization Name: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Location: New York, NY

Internship Description: The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives’ Photo Collection contains over 100,000 images. These photographs offer a rich historical overview of JDC’s relief activities over the past century in 90 countries. More than 60,000 photographs have already been digitally scanned. We seek students for an experiential education opportunity to assist with image cataloguing and preservation. The broad range of countries and topics in our scope of this collection, which encompasses regions and time periods such as postwar Germany, 1950’s North Africa and 1960s-70s Israel, allows us to tailor projects to different interests.

Special projects:
• Adding to our online database the following photo collections:
o Community life, education and health services provided to Tunisian Jews from the 1950s-70s
o Post-WWII Jewish refugees living in Displaced Persons Camps in Austria and Germany
o Youth and elderly care programs in 1960’s Israel.
o Assorted collections of JDC activities in Jewish communities of Bulgaria, Hungary, India, and many others
• Preparing unprocessed images documenting JDC activities in 20 countries (1940’s-70’s) with emphases on Israel, France, Germany and Iran for digitization and preservation.

Responsibilities include:
• Creating metadata and integrating new photographs into cataloguing system.
• Conducting research and fact-checking to enrich descriptive data for photographs.

Qualifications:
Proficiency in Word and Excel required. Familiarity with database procedures is recommended. Preferred candidates will have completed at least one semester of graduate work in archival, museum, or library studies, or art history. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and have a basic knowledge of photographic history.

All opportunities are unpaid, but may be taken for course credit. The expected schedule is 12-20 hours per week. Options are available in the NY office located in midtown Manhattan and our offsite facility in Long Island City.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to rebecca.weintraub@jdc.org.

Internship Opportunity: Library Collections of the Glenstone Museum, Potomac, MD

This was posted today on the ARLIS-L listserv.

The Glenstone Museum Library is accepting applications for the Fall 2015 Library Collections Internship. Current or recent graduates of MLIS programs are strongly encouraged to apply.

Description
The Library Collections Intern will be responsible for cataloging new books and standardizing legacy library records in the art museum library’s new CMS database, CollectiveAccess. The intern will also be in charge of processing the museum’s collection files, which are comprised of artist- and artwork-specific documents and ephemera.

Compensation
This is a part-time, temporary position of up to 30 hours per week, to be completed during the Fall 2015 semester. The rate of pay is $15 per hour stipend and/or academic credit in line with graduate school requirements.

Application Process
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references electronically through our Glenstone Jobs Portal. The deadline for applications is Monday, September 14, 2015.

Internship Opportunity: Photo Collection, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

(n.b. — this was posted August 10th on Archives Gig, but I wasn’t able to find a link to the original posting. You may wish to write the contact person to ensure this opportunity is still available. –MS)

Title: Fall 2015 Photograph Collection Opportunity at JDC Archives
Institution/Organization Name: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Job Location: New York

The JDC Archives’ Photo Collection contains over 100,000 images. These photographs offer a rich historical overview of JDC’s relief activities over the past century in 90 countries. More than 60,000 photographs have already been digitally scanned. We seek students for an experiential education opportunity to assist with image cataloguing and preservation. The broad range of countries and topics in our scope of this collection, which encompasses regions and time periods such as postwar Germany, 1950’s North Africa and 1960s-70s Israel, allows us to tailor projects to different interests.

Special projects:

• Adding to our online database the following photo collections:
o Community life, education and health services provided to Tunisian Jews from the 1950s-70s
o Post-WWII Jewish refugees living in Displaced Persons Camps in Austria and Germany
o Youth and elderly care programs in 1960’s Israel.
o Assorted collections of JDC activities in Jewish communities of Bulgaria, Hungary, India, and many others

• Preparing unprocessed images documenting JDC activities in 20 countries (1940’s-70’s) with emphases on Israel, France, Germany and Iran for digitization and preservation.

Responsibilities include:
• Creating metadata and integrating new photographs into cataloguing system.
• Conducting research and fact-checking to enrich descriptive data for photographs.

Qualifications:

Proficiency in Word and Excel required. Familiarity with database procedures is recommended. Candidates must have completed at least one semester of graduate work in archival, museum, or library studies, or art history. The ideal candidate will also have an interest in photography and pictorial history.

All opportunities are unpaid, but may be taken for course credit. The expected schedule is 12-20 hours per week. Options are available in the NY office located in midtown Manhattan and our offsite facility in Long Island City.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to rebecca.weintraub(at)jdc.org.

Internship Opportunities in Visual Resources

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) will soon be posting a call for applications for the VRAF Internship Award. This award provides the recipient $3,000 to complete an internship in the field of visual resources or image management.

A list of available internship opportunities in visual resources is available here: 2015 VRA Foundation Internship in Visual Resources and Image Management – host sites list

Keep in mind:

  1. These postings are not limited to VRAF Internship Award applicants. If you see something that interests you, but will not be applying for the VRAF award, go ahead and reach out to the contact listed anyway!
  2. Those intending to apply for the VRAF Internship Award are not limited to the opportunities listed here; they may seek out a different internship as long as it is related to the field.

For more information, stay posted to the VRAF website.

Internship Opportunity: Born-Digital Processing Internship at the Bancroft

https://bancroftdigitalcollectionsunit.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/bancroft-summer-archival-internship-2015/

The Bancroft Library University of California Berkeley

SUMMER ARCHIVAL INTERNSHIP 2015


Who is Eligible to Apply

Graduate students currently attending an ALA accredited library and information science program who have taken coursework in archival administration and/or digital libraries.

Born-Digital Processing Internship Duties

The Born-Digital Processing Intern will be involved with all aspects of digital collections work, including inventory control of digital accessions, collection appraisal, processing, description, preservation, and provisioning for access. Under the supervision of the Digital Archivist, the intern will analyze the status of a born-digital manuscript or photograph collection and propose and carry out a processing plan to arrange and provide access to the collection. The intern will gain experience in appraisal, arrangement, and description of born-digital materials. She/he will use digital forensics software and hardware to work with disk images and execute processes to identify duplicate files and sensitive/confidential material. The intern will create an access copy of the collection and, if necessary, normalize access files to a standard format. The intern will generate an EAD-encoded finding aid in The Bancroft Library’s instance of ArchivesSpace for presentation on the Online Archive of California (OAC). Lastly, the intern will complete a full collection-level MARC catalog record for the collection using the University Library’s Millennium cataloging system. All work will occur in the Bancroft Technical Services Department, and interns will attend relevant staff meetings.

Duration:

6 weeks (minimum 120 hours), June 29 – August 7, 2015 (dates are somewhat flexible)

NOTE: The internship is not funded, however, it may be possible to arrange for course credit for the internship. Interns will be responsible for living expenses related to the internship (housing, transportation, food, etc.).

Application Procedure:

The competitive selection process is based on an evaluation of the following application materials:

Cover letter & Resume
Current graduate school transcript (unofficial)
Photocopy of driver’s license (proof of residency if out-of-state school)
Letter of recommendation from a graduate school faculty member
Sample of the applicant’s academic writing or a completed finding aid

All application materials must be postmarked on or before Friday, April 17, 2015 and either mailed to:

Mary Elings
Head of Digital Collections
The Bancroft Library
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720.

or emailed to melings [at] library.berkeley.edu, with “Born Digital Processing Internship” in the subject line.

Selected candidates will be notified of decisions by May 1, 2015.

Internship opportunity

The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation – Internship

(December 4, 2014)
The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation is accepting applications for a motivated, detail-oriented intern who is eager to learn and can work well individually and as part of a focused team.

Candidates may complete this internship in conjunction with upper-level undergraduate or graduate coursework in programs such as art history, information science, or archival management. Prior experience with the methods of collection management and provenance research would be an asset.

Duties will vary within the daily operations of the Foundation, however this internship is being offered in conjunction with a large archival and records management project scheduled to begin February 2015. Successful candidates should be well suited to fact-checking and information reconciliation using both paper files and information output from a database.

Commitment:
Two days per week, from 10am – 6pm through May 2015, with the possibility extension based upon the needs of the Foundation.

Application Instructions:
Please email cover letter and resume, along with days of the week that you would be available, to:
info@felixgonzalez-torresfoundation.org
Subject line: “Spring 2015 Internship”

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via: http://www.nycarchivists.org/page-1060796?#FelixGonzales