NYC Environmental Protection Summer Internships

NYC Environmental Protection – Summer 2013 — Three Paid Internships Repository Description: The DEP Archives is responsible for historical records documenting the development and operation of New York City’s immense water supply and distribution system. Not only are these records historically important to engineering, science, and New York City, but they are also critical to the continuing operation of the NYC water supply system. This is a great opportunity to work with vitally important archival records and to gain real-world knowledge of managing records in local government. Internship Descriptions: 1. Archives Digitization Intern (Reduced-Size Drawings): The selected candidate will work with the Records and Archives Management team to create an item-level inventory of the Archive’s collection of reduced-size engineering and construction drawings. The selected candidate will also scan and upload the scan to the Bureau of Water Supply’s digital asset management software (providing immediate access to DEP engineers) and managing metadata for the digital objects. Digitization Intern (Reduced-Size) Job Posting 2. Archives Digitization Intern (Wide-Format Drawings): The selected candidate will work with the Records and Archives Management team to conduct a pilot project to digitize a segment of the Archive’s collection of wide-format engineering and construction drawings. Responsibilities will include scanning the wide format drawings, developing new and revising existing protocols, procedures and workflows, uploading documents to the Bureau of Water Supply’s digital asset management software (providing immediate access to DEP engineers) and managing metadata for the digital objects. Digitization Intern (Wide-Format) Job Posting 3. Archival Processing Intern: The selected candidate will work with the Records and Archives Management team to inventory archival reports, publications, and textual records relating to the planning and construction of the New York City water supply. The selected collections have been partially inventoried and are heavily used, making the completion of these inventories a priority. Other responsibilities may include digitizing/copying collections, creating social media items based on historical photos, and conducting research for user requests. Archival Processing Intern Job Posting Qualifications: Student must currently be enrolled at a college/university at the graduate level pursuing a degree in library science, archival studies, history, or a related field. Student must have at least a 2.5GPA (on a 4.0 scale) Preferred Skills: Interest in local history, government or engineering. For digitization projects must be able to stand for long periods of time; previous experience digitizing archival materials a plus. For wide-format digitization internship candidate must have confidence to handle oversize & fragile drawings safely. Records and Archives Management – DEP Archives Selection Criteria: Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent organizational and planning skills; effective interpersonal skills; proficient in full Microsoft Office suite of applications, particularly Excel; leadership skills; self-motivation; and ability to work well with minimal supervision; Compensation: Interns will be paid $14.30 an hour; we are looking for a full-time commitment (Monday – Friday, 9 – 5). Internships are 12 weeks and run from June 3 through August 23; interns must be able to commit for the full duration of the internship. These dates include an orientation and a final presentation to the Commissioner. Location: The Archives is located on the east side of midtown Manhattan. To apply: In order to be eligible you must apply through the New York City website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/job_opportunities/internships.shtml (Go to “search internships” and select “library sciences” as the category, we are internship listings “2013-1244-1246”). Please include cover letter and resume. The deadline for submissions is April 5th at 5pm. IMPORTANT: if you are interested in multiple internships you must apply to each one separately – you will only be considered for the positions for which you have submitted an application. If you have any questions please contact kmurphy@dep.nyc.gov. For more information about NYC Environmental Protection please visit our website at www.nyc.gov/dep or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nycwater.

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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