Summer 2019 Archives and Library Internships -New York, NY

Note: DLIS does not award academic credit for paid internships. Interested students are advised to view these positions as temporary jobs.


The Research Resources Department at the Whitney Museum of American Art seeks accomplished graduate students (or recent graduates) interested in completing a full-time, paid, nine-week internship during the summer of 2019 at the Frances Mulhall Achilles Library and Archives.

The 2019 summer internship runs from Monday, June 3 through Friday, August 2, and includes a $5,000 stipend for full participation. Participants are expected to be available Monday through Friday for nine consecutive weeks during regular work hours. Internships include training, direct work experience, professional development, and a mentorship program that connects interns with key Whitney staff. Interns are invited to attend Museum openings, a weekly speaker series featuring curators and other museum professionals, and field trips to other cultural institutions. Interns receive free admission to most New York City museums, regular employee discounts at the Museum restaurants and retail store as well as invitations to exhibition openings for the run of the internship.

The deadline to apply is February 22, 2019.

Research Resources internships are available in two divisions, described below.  Please review each description for further details and information on how to apply.


Under the supervision of the professional Archives Manager, the intern will gain first-hand experience and training in multiple areas related to the management of archives in a museum setting. 

Responsibilities may include:

·                 Monitoring the reading room and assisting on-site archival researchers

·                 Assisting with reference inquiries from staff and external researchers

·                 Keeping statistical records for measurement of reference services

·                 Paging items for researcher appointments

·                 Digitizing and preparing digital surrogates of select archival material

·                 Editing online finding aids using ArchivesSpace

·                 Labeling and numbering analog archival folders

The ability to work independently with sharp attention to detail is required. Knowledge of ArchivesSpace, Archivist’s toolkit, Microsoft Excel, DACs, and Adobe Photoshop is a plus. The ability to lift cartons (up to 40lbs) is required.

To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume to 

To learn more about Archives at the Whitney Museum of American Art, visit


Under the supervision of professional library staff, the intern will gain first-hand experience in multiple areas related the management of a library in a museum setting. 

Responsibilities may include:

·     Metadata creation for ephemera.

·     Collections assessment and library space planning.

·     Preservation rehousing for special collections.

·     Reference and circulation duties.

The ability to work independently with attention to detail is required. Some heavy lifting is involved. Knowledge of MARC, LCC and LCSH, and Voyager ILS is a plus.

If interested, please send a cover letter and current resume to

To learn more about our Library, visit


The Research Resources department at the Whitney Museum of American Art oversees and provides access to a rich collection focused on modern contemporary art and artists.  Comprised of the Archives, the Permanent Collection Documentation Office, Special Collections, and the Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, the department supports the research needs of Museum staff and a diverse range of researchers from across the globe.