Museum Archives, Personal Papers & Manuscripts, Special Collections
The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library at the George Eastman Museum, located in Rochester, New York, offers opportunities for students currently enrolled in library or archival studies programs to gain professional experience in a world-renowned research library. Internships are unpaid and may be used toward course credit for a practicum or special project with faculty approval.
It is our goal to supplement students’ understanding of archival theory with hands-on projects that may be tailored to fit the needs of both the student and the library’s IMLS-funded project “Making More Available” activities, including but not limited to: arranging and describing collections; creating finding aids in ArchivesSpace; identifying museum record series and co-locating materials; inventorying undocumented materials; rehousing materials and identifying items with special preservation needs.
Please note that the duties of this position may require lifting/carrying (40lbs), pushing/pulling (40lbs), balancing, stooping, kneeling, and crouching.
Applicants should provide a brief summary of your academic background including relevant coursework, what you hope to achieve with an internship, and whether your internship would be taken toward course credit. Attn: Cheri Crist, Project Archivist.
The George Eastman Museum is located in Rochester, New York, on the estate of George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. Founded in 1947 as an independent nonprofit institution, it is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The museum holds unparalleled collections—encompassing several million objects—in the fields of photography,... cinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology, and photographically illustrated books. The institution is also a longtime leader in film preservation and photographic conservation.