MLS Internships – Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library – Columbia University

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Columbia University Libraries
Fall 2013 Internship Opportunities

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library is accepting applications for two unpaid internships in its Art Properties Department.  The Art Properties Department oversees Columbia University’s art collection, which includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, watercolors, prints, photographs, and decorative objects installed throughout the campuses.  These internships will provide MLS students with a unique opportunity to process and organize text- and image-based archival collections associated with the University’s art collection.  Interns will learn by working with Avery’s expert staff of curators, librarians, and archivists, and will also be guided by Columbia University Libraries’ conservation, cataloging, and metadata teams.  Prospective applicants with an interest and background/experience in art or art history are preferred.

Internship 1. Special Exhibition Files: create an finding aid for the archival files associated with special exhibitions held in the Rotunda of Low Library from ca. 1960 to the present; create a master timeline of all exhibitions.
Internship 2. Photographic Reproductions: organize, process, and catalog collections of photographic reproductions in analog (prints, 35mm slides, negatives) and digital formats associated with art objects from the collection.

Terms of internship:

Availability:         Fall 2013

Work hours:       Minimum of 10-15 hours per week for full semester

Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location:              Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library on Columbia’s Morningside Campus

Application:        Please send a cover letter and resume to Roberto C. Ferrari, Curator of Art Properties,