Archives Processing Intern – Wildlife Conservation Society – Bronx Zoo

wcs logoJob Description:Number of openings: 2
Reports To: Library & Archives Director
Duration: Minimum of 13 weeks between September 8th and December 19th, 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 104 hours Application deadline: Review of applications starts August 18, 2014, with a final deadline of September 1, 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. 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 104 hours to the internship.


Experience to be gained includes but is not limited to:

-survey, arrange, and describe an archival collection
-import data into an archival management system
-create an EAD finding aid
-document 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
-experience with archival collections and/or photographic materials is preferred


Bronx Zoo

Application Instructions

For full consideration of your application, interested individuals should submit a resume and a statement of interest describing what you hope to bring to the internship and gain from the experience.

Please email your statement of interest and resume to:, specify “Archives Processing Intern” 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.