Capa Archive Collections Intern
Date: May 2014
Department Robert Capa Archive
Schedule: 3–5 days a week, minimum 3 days, 10 am–6 pm. NOTE: In addition to their regular schedule, ICP interns are encouraged to participate in occasional events (will be announced).
Dates Required: Summer 2014
Supervisor's Title: Curator, Robert Capa Archive
This unpaid internship is an extraordinary opportunity to work closely with vintage prints by Robert Capa of 1933–1954. The Archive is currently cataloguing recently acquired vintage Capa prints. The intern's primary responsibility will be to assist in the cataloguing of these prints on the TMS digital database. Some research may be required into the historical period and specifically the subject depicted. The work requires focused concentration and a serious interest in the material. The internship will be a unique experience for anyone wishing to study this period of photojournalism and Capa's contribution or gain knowledge about working closely in an historic archive.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
Mature undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate student.
• Graduate or undergraduate students or recent graduates of Art History, History, and/or Library Science
• Specific knowledge of mid-20th-century European history, Israeli history, and the Second Sino-Japanese War
• Highly motivated and trustworthy
• Detail-oriented, thorough, and organized
• Museum or archival experience is preferred. We will provide training in photo handling.
Besides gaining invaluable experience at a premier cultural/educational institution; interns benefit from school credit (when applicable); are invited to attend ICP seminars and special events; and are offered the opportunity to visit other related organizations. Tuition discounts for ICP courses, workshops and/or labs are provided, subject to internship hours completed and availability.