International Center of Photography Internship, Roman Vishniac

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archive of the famed photographer’s entire body of work, which includes negatives, contact sheets, and thousands of unpublished prints, as well as personal correspondences and ephemera.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

Rachel Travis
Curatorial Assistant
International Center of Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas, 14th Fl.
New York, NY 10036

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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