Tuesday, February 25, 2014

NYC Environmental Protection - Summer 2014 -- Paid Internships

NYC Environmental Protection - Summer 2014 -- 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: Job ID 2014-1349: The selected candidate will support the implementation of a new digital asset management system. Projects potentially include digitizing records (photos and oversized drawings), metadata creation and supplementation, migrating digital files and uploading files and metadata to the system. Other responsibilities may include assisting with group processing projects, creating social media items based on historical photos, and conducting research for user requests. 2. Archival Processing Intern: Job ID 2014-1348. The selected candidate will inventory archival collections (drawings, photography, publications, and/or textural records) relating to the planning and construction of the New York City water supply. Many of these collections have been partially inventoried and are a high priority for research. Other responsibilities may include digitizing/copying collections, assisting with projects to support digital collections, creating social media items based on historical photos, and conducting research for user requests. 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). Projects may entail standing for long periods of time and lifting and moving boxes of records. Preferred Skills: Interest in local history, government or engineering. Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent organizational and planning skills, detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to work well following a written project plan with minimal supervision. Proficient in full Microsoft Office suite of applications, particularly Excel. For digitization projects previous experience working with a digital asset management system, Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat, applying metadata, or digitizing collections a plus. Compensation: Interns will be paid $14.30 an hour; we are looking for a full-time commitment (Monday - Friday, 9 - 5). Internships are 10 weeks and run from June 2 through August 8; 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/icims_internships.shtml (We are internship listings "2014-1348 and 2014-1349"). Please include cover letter and resume - applicants who do not include cover letter clearly stating their qualifications and why they are interested in position will not be considered. The deadline for submissions is April 4th at 5pm. If you have any questions please contact kmurphy@dep.nyc.gov.