Internship Opportunity at the International Center of Photography, Roman Vishniac Collection
We are seeking interns to work on the Roman Vishniac Collection at the International Center of Photography. We are currently building a comprehensive archive of the famed photographer’s entire body of work, which includes negatives, contact sheets, and thousands of unpublished prints, as well as personal correspondences and ephemera. The second stage of this project is a large-scale, traveling retrospective, including a catalogue, symposia, and educational programming, scheduled to open at ICP in 2012. This project affords a unique opportunity to participate on various levels in the nascent stages of building an archive. Tasks include: research projects, assisting in the creation of a comprehensive database, audio digitizing, translation of letters and documents from German, Russian, Yiddish, and Hebrew into English, and various other tasks as required for the creation and management of the archive.
We are seeking students in Art History and/or Jewish Studies departments. Students currently enrolled in BA or MA programs or recent graduates are eligible. We are particularly interested in interns with a working knowledge of German, Yiddish, or Russian who could assist in translating documents and correspondences. Photo handling or archive experience is helpful but not required, as we will be training interns to work with photographic materials and Jewish visual culture.
We are happy to work with academic departments to provide school credit for internships. Interns are also invited to attend ICP seminars and special events and are eligible for tuition discounts for ICP courses and workshops. We ask for at least a one semester commitment and 1-2 full days a week. Applications are rolling and dates of internships are flexible. Please email a resume and letter of interest to Rachel Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Center of Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas, 14th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017