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Posted: 04/13/2012

Roosevelt Island Historical Society

The purpose of the Society is to recover, maintain and disseminate the record of Roosevelt Islandís heritage from Colonial times to the present. The Society aims to achieve these goals as follows: a. By collecting artifacts, documents, publications, photographs, prints and other media recording the history of the island and its inhabitants, b. By maintaining those collections and making them accessible to the public, c. By conducting educational programs, including tours, lectures, exhibitions and publications,

Summer Intern
Internship Opportunity
New York, NY

Do you enjoy local history? Join us on our unique historical island and learn more than you ever

imagined about our history from the 1600s to the present day.

Our archives contain many architectural histories, institutional records, personal stories and family histories of those who lived, worked, were hospitalized or imprisoned on the island.The reading will not be boring!!!

The RIHS is seeking a summer intern for the months of July and August.

Intern will assist with RIHS collection management and registration.

The responsibilities will include assisting with recording, cataloguing, organizing, and inventorying the society records and permanent collection, performing preventative care of items in storage.

Interns should be enrolled in an Historic Preservation, Art History, Museum Studies, landscape architecture and/or Local History Program.

All level students will be considered.

Work will be on Roosevelt Island.This is a paid position

The island is easily accessible by aerial tramway or F subway train.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please visit our website: www.rihs.us before submitting your cover letter and resume as a Word attachment to Rooseveltislandhistory@usa.com. Resume limit 2 pages please
Judith Berdy
Phone: 2126884836
531 Main St.
New York, NY 10044

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