Fall 2012 Internships – Wildlife Conservation Society Archives – Bronx Zoo

The Wildlife Conservation Society Archives (headquartered at the Bronx Zoo) is currently accepting applications for internships from graduate students preparing for careers in libraries, archives, or related cultural institutions.

WCS Archives internships are intended to provide opportunities to participate in various components of archival processing and description.  Projects include surveying, arranging, and describing archival collections; entering data into an archival management system; and creating EAD finding aids.

Interns must schedule their work Monday through Friday, 10-5.  WCS Archives internships are unpaid.  The application deadline for Fall 2012 internships is July 15, 2012.

About the organization:

Founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society, the Wildlife Conservation Society is committed to saving wildlife and wild places worldwide.  This initiative is carried out through science, global conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo.  Documenting the history of this work, the WCS Archives includes records related to the histories of the Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium, international field work projects, and other WCS institutions and activities.

How to apply:

Interested individuals should send a resume (including contact information and email address) and a one-page letter describing what they hope to bring to the internship and gain from the experience.  Materials should be sent to: library@wcs.org