Archival Internships – The Explorers Club

The Explorers Club is currently seeking library school students interested in an archives internship. Interns will have the opportunity to gain experience in processing, arranging, and describing archival materials as well as maintaining and managing library and artifact collections.  Interns will assist in a variety of ongoing projects, including processing a backlog of administrative records and manuscript materials and inventorying collections.  Interns also may assist with reference inquiries and outreach projects. Projects will vary according to an individual’s skill set and interests.
About the Explorers Club Research Collections

The Explorers Club is a 501(c)3, non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of field research and the proposition that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. Founded in 1904, the club now has approximately 3,000 members worldwide. As an historic institution, the Club recognizes its obligation to preserve, conserve, and make available the unique and important records in its custody. These consist of a research library of over 13,000 volumes, 550 linear feet of archives and manuscripts and an object collection. The collections are used by biographers, genealogists, film documentarians, curators, writers, journalists, photo researchers, independent enthusiasts, members, and students.

Requirements

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a masters program for library science or recent graduates. Students with a focus in archival studies are encouraged to apply.  Hours are flexible, approximately 10 hours per week, scheduled 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday.  Internships are unpaid, but may be used for course credit.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a resume and brief letter of interest to Mary French, at researchcollections@explorers.org

Mary French
Curator of Archives, Collections and Books
The Explorers Club
46 E. 70th St.
New York, NY 10021