Internship Opportunity: Archives Intern, Kaish Family Art Project, NYC

The Kaish Family Art Project seeks an intern enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program who wishes to gain professional experience in archival science, information management, or art history.

Internship Focus:
The intern will assist with archiving the papers of Luise Clayborn Kaish, including articles and exhibition materials. The intern will take an active role in preserving, researching, scanning, reformatting, arranging and describing Kaish’s papers. The intern will also be encouraged to research standards and best practices, prepare documentation, and–given time and interest–s/he might assist in the creation of an online platform for accessing highlights from the archive. Students with experience in digitization are welcome.

This internship will provide career-relevant, hands-on experience with archival materials and processes.


  • Current or recent undergraduate or graduate student in a Library Science, Information Management, or Art History program
  • Experience or coursework in archiving
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Willingness to ask questions
  • Ability to work on a Mac
  • Ability to commit to 15-20 hours/week for 6-8 weeks

This internship, though unpaid, will provide you with valuable work experience in a unique setting. We are happy to work with your university to arrange for course credit when possible, and we can offer flexibility regarding start date and hours.

About Luise Clayborn Kaish (1925-2013): Kaish was an NYC based sculptor of soaring ambition and achievement and a painter of gem-like abstractions. She was among the first women to receive the American Academy in Rome Prize. Her work is included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Smithsonian Institution. She is one of a handful of women sculptors of her generation who pioneered working in metal at a monumental scale. To learn more, please visit

Application Deadline: June 6, 2016

Application Instructions: Please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Sarah McCollum at

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