Historical Archives Intern (Unpaid)

Program Summary:

FCA is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to providing help and hope to Long Island's most vulnerable children, families, seniors and communities. At FCA, we envision a Long Island where a legacy of optimal health, educational success and economic security passes from one generation to the next.

Primary Responsibilities include:

FCA's Development Coordinator seeks a student intern to assist with a project on Archive Management and Historical Preservation. The intern will gain practical work experience in the field of Archives and Records Management; Archives and Museums; and Historical Preservation and develop analytical, research and writing skills. The intern will be working with our collection dating back to 1884 to research and understand issues in a larger context. Interns should be knowledgeable in research methods and sources; conducting historical research using archives, historical societies and libraries; and be able to write historical texts. FCA's Archives include original and compiled material on the origin, history and development of one of Long Island's oldest non-profit organizations founded in 1884. The internship will entail:

  1. Reviewing the contents of the repository with the end of creating a timeline and identifying prominent Long Island and NYC family names;
  2. Researching institutes and collections that may have relevant material to our collection, such as family portraits, correspondence and meeting minutes;
  3. Communicating with various Long Island Historical Societies;
  4. Writing historical copy;
  5. Curating exhibits for events throughout the year. 

Qualifications and Requirements include:

  • Junior/Senior level Undergraduate student or Graduate Student majoring in Archives & Records Management, Archives and Museums, Historic Preservation, or History

Schedule:

  • Opportunity available during the upcoming academic year (Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Semesters)
  • 7-14 Hours Weekly between the hours of 9am - 5pm; Days Flexible
  • Blended Work (Both On-Site & Remote)

Supervisor Credentials:

  • Development Coordinator, JD - Juris Doctorate, Executive Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership