ARChive of Contemporary Music Internship -New York, NY

Established in 1985, the not-for-profit ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has grown to more than 3 million recordings, making it the largest popular music collection in the United States. In addition to recorded music, ARC collect books, magazines, music memorabilia – anything and everything music related.  Our mission is to preserve popular music from around the world for future generations. Interns are an important part of all that we do here.

We currently have opportunities for • record cataloging • book cataloging • scanning • web maintenance and social media development • a music history timeline • history of Punk 45s

Our digitization projects are done with the help of the Internet Archive.  With them ARC has digitized more audio than any other institution in the world.  Sound recording catalogers will be trained with our in-house cataloging rules and Filemaker Pro database. Interns can also be trained to catalog and create metadata for digitize books.

All internships are unpaid, but we are certainly willing to help students meet any requirements to receive course credit. Time requirements are flexible.  We prefer that interns are available for at least one full day (11:00-6:00) per work week. Four hour blocks at least two days a week are also acceptable.

We would love the help and the opportunity to offer students hands-on experience at an active research facility.  Please contact with your resume and a few words about your general interest in working at the archive and what project(s) you are interested in contributing to. We have opportunities available both immediately and in the future.

For more information about the archive, visit  This week you can also see a post on the front page written by one of our summer interns.