Photo Archives and Digital Asset Management Internship – Wildlife Conservation Society


Department: Library & Archives
Title: Photo Archives and Digital Asset Management Intern
Supervisor: Library & Archives Director
Start Date: January 19, 2015
End Date: May 15, 2015

Minimum commitment of 104 hours, between Monday and Friday, 9AM-5PM

Application deadline:
November 24, 2014


Under the guidance of the WCS Institutional Archivist and Digital Resources Manager, the Photo Archives and Digital Asset Management will gain experience in the care and management of historical and modern photo collections. 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.


  • Digitize historical prints according to professional standards
  • Assist with the ingest of current photo assets into WCS’s digital asset management system
  • Research and record metadata about current and historical photographic materials
  • Create one or more posts documenting the internship for Wild Things, the WCS Archives Blog


Enrollment in or recent completion of graduate program (within the last 6 months) in library science, museum studies, or a related field

  • Strong interest in the management of photographic collections
  • Experience with archival collections and/or photographic materials is preferred
  • Working knowledge of the ingest, cataloging, storage, retrieval, and distribution of digital assets in a Digital Asset Management system
  • Experience with professional digitization standards and with photo software and scanning software
  • Familiarity with standard metadata schema and vocabularies


  • Bronx Zoo

Application Instructions

For full consideration, 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 cover letter and resume to:; specify “Photo Archives and Digital Asset Management Intern, Spring 2015” in the subject of your email.