The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation : Archives Intern (Spring 2019)

JOB TITLE: Archives Intern (Spring 2019)
STATUS: Part-time, Temporary
LOCATION: Manhattan, New York
REPORTS TO: Director of Archives and Scholarship


The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is seeking a current or recent MSLIS graduate student for an archives internship. The 12-week internship requires a minimum commitment of 2-3 days a week within one of the time periods listed below. Exact start and finish dates are flexible. Interns will receive an hourly stipend, and academic credit is encouraged and supported. Internships are available in:

  • Spring: January to April
  • Summer: May to August
  • Fall: September to December

Under supervision of the Director of Archives and Scholarship and Assistant Archivist, possible projects include:

  • Arrange, describe, and rehouse archives materials
  • Create finding aids and/or digital object records in ArchivesSpace
  • Assist with digitization of archival materials and metadata entry
  • Assist with research appointments and other duties as assigned


  • Current or recent Master of Science in Library and Information Science student with a specialization in archives
  • Knowledge of basic archival principles
  • Familiarity with ArchivesSpace or similar database desired
  • Knowledge of Rauschenberg and modern art a plus

ADA Specifications

  • Requires ability to sit, stand, speak and hear, sometimes for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to safely lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders

How to Apply
If interested, please submit a resume, cover letter, and two (2) references. No phone calls.

Application deadline for Spring 2019 internship: Wednesday, December 5, 2018Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Qualified applicants may be contacted and interviewed prior to deadline.


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