Archives Processing Intern, Summer 2014 – Wildlife Conservation Society Archives ( at the Bronx Zoo)

wwcNumber of openings: 2

Reports To:  Director, Library & Archives Department

Duration:  Between May 19, 2014 – August 29, 2014

Schedule:  Hours must be scheduled between Monday – Friday

Hours: 8 hours a week, scheduled between 9:00am – 5:00pm, for a total minimum of 100 hours Application deadline: April 18, 2014

The 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, 9-5.


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 EAD finding aids
  • documenting their work with one or more posts for Wild Things, the WCS Archives Blog


  • 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. Please email your resume and cover letter to Please indicate “Archives Processing Intern, Summer 2014” in the subject of your email.

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.