Robert Rauschenberg Foundation: Archives Intern (Summer 2020)

STATUS: Part-time, Temporary    
LOCATION: Manhattan, New York
REPORTS TO: Director of Archives

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 between May and August 2020. Exact start and finish dates are flexible. Interns will receive $18/hour and academic credit is encouraged and supported.

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

  • Assist with digitization of archival materials and metadata entry
  • Create and/or update records in ArchivesSpace
  • Create and expand research guides
  • 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 email a resume, cover letter, and two (2) references to Include the position title in the subject line. No phone calls.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Qualified applicants may be contacted, interviewed, and selected prior to deadline.



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