Summer Internship at CCS Bard Library and Archives

The CCS Bard Library and Archives is offering one summer internship for current MLS students interested in contemporary art, with a focus on both library and archives work.

The intern will be responsible for creating a collection-level finding aid for the Hessel Museum Artist Files, featuring documentation and ephemera for artists featured in the Hessel Collection. The project will include creating archival description, name authority research, and publishing a collection-level record in the integrated library system and in WorldCat. The intern will work primarily with Archivists’ Toolkit, with some exposure to OCLC Connexion and Innovative’s Millennium ILS. The project may involve some archival rehousing and reformatting of fragile, paper-based materials. The ability to work in both Mac and PC environments is required. Familiarity with basic archival practices and Library of Congress authorities is a plus.

The internship requires a commitment of 100 hours over the summer, with some flexibility in schedule. The CCS Bard Library is open from 10am-5pm Monday through Friday during summer intersession. This is an unpaid internship and no housing is provided.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter, along with contact information for two references. Applications should be submitted to with “CCS Summer Internship” in the subject line. The closing deadline for applications is Monday, May 5th.

The Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS Bard) is an exhibition, education, and research center dedicated to the study of contemporary art and curatorial practices from the 1960s to the present day. The Center for Curatorial Studies is located in the pastoral Hudson Valley on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. It is roughly two hours north of New York City and one hour south of Albany.

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