Archives Processing Internship at the Bronx Zoo

wcsThe Wildlife Conservation Society Archives (located at the Bronx Zoo) is currently accepting applications for an archival processing internship from graduate students preparing for careers in libraries, archives, or related cultural institutions.

Under the guidance of the WCS Processing Archivist, the Archives Processing Intern will gain experience 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.

While WCS Archives internships are unpaid, we are happy to work with academic institutions so that students can get academic credit for their internship.  Interns should be able to commit at least 100 hours to the internship.  Interns must schedule their hours Monday through Friday, 10-5.


  • Responsibilities and experience to be gained include but are not limited to:surveying, arranging, and describing an archival collection
  • entering data into an archival management system
  • creating an EAD finding aids


  • enrollment in or recent completion of graduate program in library science, museum studies, or a related field

How to apply

Interested individuals should submit a resume and a cover letter describing what they hope to bring to the internship and gain from the experience online at:

If you have any questions about the internship or the application procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

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.

Department:  Library & Archives, Bronx Zoo
Title:  Archives Processing Intern, Spring 2014
Number of openings: 2
Reports To:  Director, Library & Archives Department
Duration:  Between January 6, 2014 – May 30, 2014
Schedule:  Hours must be scheduled between Monday – Friday
Hours: 8 hours a week, scheduled between 10:00am – 5:00pm, for a total minimum of 100 hours
Application deadline: November 15, 2013