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Unpaid Internship Opportunity at the International Center of Photography, NYC

Internship Opportunity at the International Center of Photography, NYC

Spend a semester interning at the country’s premier photography museum!

We are seeking spring and summer interns to work at the International Center of Photography (ICP) on the Roman Vishniac Archive, a recent and groundbreaking gift to the museum’s permanent collection. Roman Vishniac’s photographs of Central and East European Jewish life, captured from 1935-38, are considered the last photographic documentation of these now vanished Jewish communities. The majority of his work has never been published or seen by the public, and the collection includes tens of thousands of prints and negatives, contact sheets, personal correspondence, audio material, and ephemera. We are currently working to build a comprehensive archive of the famed photographer’s entire body of work. The archive project will culminate in a large-scale retrospective, including a catalogue and symposia, scheduled to open at ICP in 2013.

We are seeking highly motivated graduate or undergraduate students or recent graduates of Art History, History, Jewish Studies, and/or Library Science. Museum or archival experience is preferred. We will provide training in photo handling and Jewish visual culture. We are also seeking interns with knowledge of German, Russian, Yiddish, or Hebrew to assist in archiving a lifetime of correspondences and documents.

Internships are unpaid, but offer other perks. We are happy to work with academic departments to provide school credit for internships. Interns also earn free use of one of NYC’s best darkrooms and digital printing facilities at the ICP School. Interns are eligible for a 50% discount off of ICP courses and workshops at the ICP School and are invited to attend ICP openings and special events. We are currently accepting applications for spring and summer internships and ask for at least a two day a week commitment. To apply please email a resume, letter of interest, and the contact information (including phone numbers) for three references to Rachel Travis at rtravis@icp.org.

For more information on the project please see:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/04/magazine/04shtetl-t.html
http://www.tabletmag.com/arts-and-culture/29901/out-of-focus/2/

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