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NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 7:10 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Summer Intern 

(March 14, 2023)

Position Title - Summer Intern

Supervisor Title (All student, intern, and volunteer position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Digital Collections Archivist

Position Type - Paid Internship

Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - Yes

Hourly wage range - $18- $25

NYC Department of Environmental Protection Archives Summer 2023 Internships

Repository Description

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of drinking water daily, managing wastewater and stormwater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. To perform these critical services, DEP employs nearly 6,000 individuals in a variety of field and professional positions.

The Records and Archives Management unit supports DEP in managing the agency’s records and information, and collects, organizes, protects, and provides access to records having long-term business and historical value to DEP and the City of New York. It is a valuable resource for information about DEP including the work of its predecessor agencies dating back to the 19th century. Our digitization and processing projects improve access to information and facilitate the planning of billion-dollar capital construction and rehabilitation projects including the Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel, Kensico-Eastview Connection, and Ashokan Century Program, as well as land use activities, facilities maintenance, and other operations.

Internship Description

Records and Archives Management Interns (3 positions): Selected candidates will work with the Records and Archives Management team to survey, process, and/or digitize records including engineering drawings and photographs related to the New York City water supply system. Projects will focus on improving access to records in high demand for research to support agency activities. Internships will provide experience with digitization, metadata creation, digital asset management, project planning, and quality control. Other responsibilities may include conducting research in support of user requests and creating social media content. This internship is an opportunity to work with vitally important archives and gain real-world knowledge of managing records that support local government.

Preferred Skills

- Interest in New York City history, government records, or civil engineering

- Strong communication skills

- Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills

- Self-motivated and able to work well following a project plan with minimal supervision

- Capable of identifying and communicating project issues as they arise

- Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

Qualifications: Interns must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in information and library science, archival studies, history, or related field at an accredited college or university.

Compensation and Duration: Interns will be paid $17/hour. The positions require a full-time commitment (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) for the duration of the summer internship: 10 weeks from June 5 through August 11, 2023.

Work Location: East side of midtown Manhattan. All employees must work at the archive full-time. There is no teleworking option.

Additional Info: Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 30 lbs. May be required to stand for long periods of time, for example while operating scanning equipment or surveying records.

To Apply: Find Job ID 573307 on https://www1.nyc.gov/jobs/. Include cover letter and resume. Deadline: April 7, 2023.

For more information about NYC Environmental Protection, please visit www.nyc.gov/dep.

DEP Archives on Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nycwater/sets/72157647118511120/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/nycwater

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/nycwater

Twitter - https://twitter.com/nycwater

Urban Archive - https://www.urbanarchive.org/nycwater

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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