Thursday, December 6, 2012

Internships - NY Public Radio Archives

NY Public Radio Archives spring 2013 internships The NYPR Radio Archives maintains a collection of more than 55,000 cataloged broadcast recordings dating from June 1927 to the present. These recordings cover the range of WNYC and WQXR's activities as two of the nation's earliest public broadcasters. They include live concerts from venues around the metropolitan area; public events; and speeches covering the full breadth of political, cultural, and civic activities in and around New York City. Also included in the NYPR Archives are paper records, photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, program guides, and scripts (copies and originals) dating from 1924 to the present. The collection also features vintage microphones and WPA commissioned artwork. Since 1924, NYPR Radio has provided public radio listeners with award-winning educational, cultural, news and public affairs programming to the greater New York area and across the country. With more than one million weekly listeners tuning in to NYPR, our core audience comes from all five boroughs of New York City and beyond to at least 55 counties in three states. This internship will provide a unique opportunity for a qualified student to work with the Archives’ staff on several ongoing digitization and access projects. Over the course of the spring, the intern will learn the analog-to-digital transfer process, work within the Archives’ PBCore database, and help create content for the Archives’ website. For more information and to apply, please click on the link below.