FALL 2010/SPRING 2011*

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, located in Washington, D.C.,
is a premier institution of Harvard University, supporting research in
Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies. (
The Image Collections & Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) in Dumbarton Oaks houses
one of the most important Byzantine photography collections and fieldwork
archives in the world (

*DESCRIPTION: *The interns will join the curators for one or more semesters
in Fall 2010/Spring 2011 to assist with three archival projects:

Update existing inventories and assess collections’ physical condition for
preservation purposes

·         Process and update existing finding aid for the Byzantine
Institute of America Papers

·         Process and arrange small photographic collections based on
archival standards

The internship program provides hands-on experience with archival processing
of manuscripts and photographic collections.  The interns will also be
engaged in the discussion of archival issues and practices.


   - Experience working in archives and/or coursework in archives from an
   accredited MLIS program
   - Previous experience processing archives collections and knowledge of
   archival practices and standards (preferred but not required)
   - Experienced with cataloging and proficiency with spreadsheets and
   - Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
   - Excellent oral and written communication, organizational,
   interpersonal, planning, analytical, and conceptual skills
   - Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines
   - Sustained focus and patience for repetitive tasks
   - Strong interest and/or a concentration in archives management and
   preservation, History, Art History and Byzantine Studies

*COMPENSATION*:  Unpaid. Transportation benefits or parking space. Work for
credit or practicum can be arranged with the approval of the interns’
advisors. The hours are flexible.

*HOW TO APPLY*: Please send a cover letter, resume or CV, the contact
information of two references, and sample finding aids (if available) to
Rona Razon, part-time Archivist, at [log in to unmask] or Günder
Varinlioğlu, Byzantine Assistant Curator at [log in to unmask]

*FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:* Rona Razon, part-time Archivist, at
[log in to unmask] or Günder Varinlioğlu, Byzantine Assistant Curator. *
Phone:* 202-339-6448. *Email*: [log in to unmask]