Summer or Fall- Archive Intern –New York

Approximate date of posting May 15, 2017

 Position: The Josephine Herrick Archives:

Location: New York, New York


The Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) uses photography to help individuals facing significant obstacles in life find expression, build self-esteem, and connect in meaningful ways with communities around them.

For the last 75 years, the Josephine Herrick Project (formally known as Rehabilitation Through Photography and as Volunteer ServicePhotographers ) has delivered a broad range of photography training programs and produced hundreds of public photography exhibitions in support of military veterans, people with disabilities, youth at risk and elderly populations.

Its archive consists of 8,000 records reflecting 75 years of photographs of veterans and by veterans in VA hospitals. A significant part of the collection is from WWII and includes the founder Josephine Herrick’s photographs of servicemen going to war and during Navy Day in New York. The collection is an important part of New York and military history and is a significant source for humanities scholarship.

Schedule/Hours Unspecified

Time Frame Could take place over the summer or in the fall 2017.

Compensation: Paid

Source Indeed


The Josephine Herrick Project is looking for an intern to process the photographs and documents. The internship emphasizes establishing physical control for the collection, rehousing particularly the at-risk photographs and documents and archival arrangement and description. This is an excellent opportunity to learn skills used in the field and to put these lessons into practice and to take on and shape your own discrete project .


  • Basic conservation and preservation practice, including rehousing
  • Arrangement and description of the Josephine Herrick materials
  • A collection-level description of the archives to Archives Grid

Experience and Educational Requirements:

  • Must be a currently enrolled student in or a recent graduate of a library/archives or related program
  • Have excellent English language verbal and written communication skills
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office (viz. Word and Excel)
  • Be extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Be able to work independently and ensure work is accomplished in a timely and accurate manner.

The ideal candidate will have completed related coursework or have previous work experience with fine art and/or photography.

This internship may run over summer 2017, or over the Fall as part of your continuing archival/related studies.


Deadline: Unspecified


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