Archives Intern, World Food Prize Organization

Approximate Date of Posting: March 6, 2017

Position: Archives Intern

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Company/Organization   The World Food Prize Foundation

Schedule/Hours: 12 hr/week

Time Frame:  May 2017 and ending August 2017  Flexible weekdays: Possibility of extension

Compensation Unspecified

Source: Archives Gig


The World Food Prize is seeking a motivated student to develop and implement a strategy in archiving the institution’s document collection. This is a term position starting May 2017 and ending August 2017 (with possibility of extension). The intern will work at minimum 12 hours per week.

• Assess the existing collection and develop a thorough and consistent method in archiving
• Scan or photograph negatives, prints, and other types of material to preservation standards
• Create and maintain electronic record of the collection
• Maintain proper care and maintenance of the collection an
• Survey and process (arrange, organize, and describe) the existing collection
• Produce descriptive information on textual records, photographs, and artifacts (indexes, catalogs, finding aids, etc.)
• Reformat materials (photocopying/scanning)

• Current student, or recent graduate, in the areas of Archives, History, or Library Science
• Research skills and knowledge of archival theory and practice
• Detail-oriented with strong research skills
• Ability to work independently

• World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, Des Moines, IA

Application Instructions:
Please send resume and cover letter to Crystal Harris at

About the World Food Prize:

THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE is the foremost international award recognizing — without regard to race, religion, nationality, or political beliefs — the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

The Prize recognizes contributions in any field involved in the world food supply — food and agriculture science and technology, manufacturing, marketing, nutrition, economics, poverty alleviation, political leadership and the social sciences.

The World Food Prize emphasizes the importance of a nutritious and sustainable food supply for all people. By honoring those who have worked successfully toward this goal, The Prize calls attention to what has been done to improve global food security and to what can be accomplished in the future.


Deadline: March 31, 2017


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