Archive Internship Opportunity – Triple Canopy

Triple Canopy is an online magazine, workspace, and platform for editorial and curatorial activities. Working collaboratively with writers, artists, and researchers, Triple Canopy facilitates projects that engage the Internet’s specific characteristics as a public forum and as a medium, one with its own evolving practices of reading and viewing, economies of attention, and modes of interaction. In doing so, Triple Canopy is charting an expanded field of publication, drawing on the history of print culture while acting as a hub for the exploration of emerging forms and the public spaces constituted around them. Triple Canopy is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

Recent contributors
Erica Baum, Mel Bochner, Daniel Bozhkov, Roberto Bolaño, Joshua Cohen, Teddy Cruz, Keren Cytter, Rivka Galchen, Rachel Harrison, Wayne Koestenbaum, Tan Lin, Tom McCarthy, Matt Mullican, Ed Park, Erin Shirreff, Bob Stein, Eve Sussman, and Leslie Thornton, among others

Internship duties
Triple Canopy is seeking an Archive Intern to assist in creating and maintaining its digital archive, comprised of the various audio, video, image, and text-based media published in the magazine, as well as our administrative and institutional records. The Archive Intern will have the unique opportunity to participate in the development of a digital archive for a digital-born publication. S/he will work closely with one or two editors to establish workflow guidelines for archiving digital assets as new issues of the magazine are published, and to attend to the backlog of materials produced and/or acquired since the magazine’s inception. The Archive Intern will then begin collecting and organizing digital assets according to established guidelines. Furthermore, s/he will have the opportunity to work with editors on collecting, preparing, and reimagining digital-born materials for the magazine’s third annual print anthology. Depending on time and interest, the intern may also contribute to the development of the magazine’s physical archive as well. The internship will begin in late September, 2012.

Most participants contribute between 8 and 12 hours per week, for the duration of a school semester or summer. All positions are unpaid, however students may earn university credit through participating institutions. Background in library sciences, information studies, and/or digital archiving preferred.

How to apply
To apply, please send a brief cover letter, resumé, and two references to:
Please include “Archive Internship” in the subject line.