June 2019 Historical Society Internship -Fire Island, NY

Internship June 3 – 14, 2019

Historical Society in a private community on Fire Island, New York is looking to hire 1 or 2 interns, ideally a graduate student in an archival program, to continue the digital conversion of the community’s social history archive. 

The archive contains print material, photos, films, and videos from the late 1800’s to the present, covering all aspects of community life and governance.  The archive also contains a collection of primary material central to the formation of the Fire Island National Seashore.

The intern will work side by side with the community archivist, as well as independently, to prepare the collection for digitization.  The material will be reviewed for content, inventoried and a directory will be created.  A final presentation about the work accomplished will be given to members of the community at the end of the project.

Skills:  Working familiarity with Excel.  Experience with Omeka is desired. Detail oriented.  Ability to work independently.

Stipend: Offered.

Dates:  Monday through Friday, June 3 – 14, 2019

Housing and board are provided; it is possible to commute by ferry from Long Island. 

If interested please send a cover letter and resume by email to Lisa Bedell at lisabedell@gmail.com