Ruth Bass Archives Internship
(August 24, 2021)
Position Title - Ruth Bass Archives Internship
Supervisor Title (All student, intern, and volunteer position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Head of Archives
Position Type - Unpaid Internship
Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - Yes
Hourly wage range - This is an unpaid internship or volunteer position
Internship at Bronx Community College Archives
The Bronx Community College Archives seeks applications for a part-time, unpaid intern to work with the Archives beginning in Fall 2021. The collection consists of 10 linear feet containing papers and objects, (medallions, plaques, busts, newsprint, etc.) bequeathed by the family of Dr. Ruth Bass, former Chair of Bronx Community College’s Department of Art and Music. Materials found include memoranda and personal correspondence, art publications, research files, publicity materials, and more.
The intern will report to the Archivist of the BCC Archives & Special Collections, a unit of Library. Assisted by a student worker from college, the Intern will work on processing prioritized record groups and series, and assist in producing a finding aid that will be made available to researchers and the general public.
The intern’s duties will include:
Processing collection utilizing MPLP approach and rehousing material in new archival folders and boxes.
Address basic physical preservation needs and make recommendations for
materials requiring further conservation work.
Provide description and enter into CMS for finding aid, in accordance with DACS and other professional standards.
Prepare materials for potential exhibit, time permitting.
Prospective interns should be currently enrolled in or have recently completed a graduate program focusing on archival practice and be familiar with the basic tenets of archival processing and digitization, as well as being able to provide research services. Technical requirements include MS Office; CMS and other non-proprietary database knowledge are encouraged.
Spring internships require a minimum commitment of 2 days per week. Can provide academic credit.
Prospective applicants please email a cover letter, resume, list of relevant coursework, and names of three professional/academic references to: Cynthia.Tobar [at]bcc.cuny.edu (with “Bass Archives Internship” in the subject line) no later than September 29, 2021.