Oskar Diethelm Library Fall Internship
(September 5, 2021)
Position Title - Oskar Diethelm Library Fall Internship
Supervisor Title (All student, intern, and volunteer position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Special Collections Librarian and Archivist
Position Type - Unpaid Internship
Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - Yes
Hourly wage range - This is an unpaid internship or volunteer position
Oskar Diethelm Library Internship
The Oskar Diethelm Library at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City is seeking an intern for the Fall 2021 semester.
Founded in 1936, the Diethelm Library houses, preserves, and provides access to printed books and serials, archives and manuscripts, photographs, prints, sound and video recordings, and other ephemera and is part of Weill Cornell Medical College's DeWitt Wallace Institute of Psychiatry: History, Policy, & the Arts. The library’s rare book collection contains approximately 35,000 titles dating back to the 15th century dealing with psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, mesmerism, spiritualism, phrenology, witchcraft, and related topics. World-renowned individuals and organizations are represented in the approximately 1500 linear feet of archives, including Donald W. Winnicott, Thomas Salmon, and the American Psychoanalytic Association. See https://psychiatry.weill.cornell.edu/research-institutes/dewitt-wallace-institute-psychiatry/oskar-diethelm-library to learn more about the library.
A variety of projects are currently available at the library, depending on the interests of the intern; these include:
-creating an EAD finding aid through the Empire ADC system for an unprocessed collection (https://www.empireadc.org/search/repositories/nnod?name1=Archives+and+Manuscripts&type1=2Active)
-cataloging rare books and journals in WorldCat and the Surpass book catalog (https://oskardiethelm.library.site/)
-cataloging and digitizing asylum reports
Prospective interns should be enrolled in an advanced degree program in Library and Information Science or Archival Administration. Previous experience in libraries or archives is preferred, but not required. Reliability, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently are essential. The internship will be on weekdays between 9am to 5pm, at least 6 hours per week preferred, and COVID-19 vaccination is required. A travel stipend will be provided, and the internship can be done for course credit.
Please email a statement of interest and resume to:
Special Collections Librarian and Archivist
Oskar Diethelm Library
Weill Cornell Medical College
525 E. 68th Street
New York, NY 10065