Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo Archives

Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo Archives

Internship Opportunity

The Library at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is offering an internship opportunity to interested candidates. The selected candidate will continue the ongoing creation of a preliminary inventory of the WCS Archives.

The WCS Archives holds more than 3,000 boxes of material in various stages of organization. The intern will be responsible for listing box contents and updating the Excel spreadsheet containing the inventory.

Interested candidates should be interested in archival processing, be detail-oriented, have advanced Excel skills, have good interpersonal communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.

This internship is unpaid and for academic credit only.

Additional projects may be available.

To apply, send:

Cover letter
Current resume
List of library and information science or archive program coursework to date

By email to:

Kerry Prendergast

Director, Conservation Resource Library


Or by mail to:

Kerry Prendergast

Director, Conservation Resource Library

Wildlife Conservation Society

2300 Southern Blvd.

Bronx, NY 10460

(no phone calls please)

About the Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

About the WCS Conservation Resource Library

The Library is responsible for providing research support and information access to WCS staff worldwide, including 200 scientists in over 60 countries as well as our New York based living institutions, Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and the New York Aquarium. It houses a small collection of books and journals on wildlife management, conservation and animal health and provides online access to over 800 ejournals. The Library is also responsible for maintaining the WCS Archives which contains the history of the Wildlife Conservation Society back to its founding in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society.

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
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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