New York, NY: Recording & Archive Internship, StoryCorps

Job Opening Title: Recording and Archive Internship

Institution/Organization Name: StoryCorps

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Brooklyn, NY, United States


Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Most people know StoryCorps from the 3-minute clips heard on NPR every Friday morning, or perhaps the animations seen on POV and PBS. Few realize that StoryCorps has a robust archival collection that is carefully maintained by the Recording and Archive Department.

The StoryCorps Recording & Archive Department maintains the in-house archive, coordinates transfers of materials to the Library of Congress, and manages the upkeep of recording venues and equipment. The Recording & Archive team is looking for interns to assist with the management of its archive, database, and audio recording equipment.

This internship provides an opportunity to gain experience with the archive and recording operations of a large-scale oral history project. R&A interns are fully immersed in the department and participate in a wide range of tasks related to maintaining the accessibility and integrity of the StoryCorps Archive.


Projects may include, but will not be limited to the following:
• Manage digital and physical assets
• Manage digital and physical assets
• Ingest and transfer digital assets to internal storage systems
• Verify data integrity by generating MD5 reports
• Process and review physical paperwork in preparation for digitization and permanent storage
• Provide feedback to catalogers related to: metadata standards, file naming conventions and the quality of audio and photos
• Respond to internal and external requests for archival materials
• Assist with research requests
• Prepare subsets of the collection for universities, libraries and repositories nationwide using BagIt and ChronoSync
• Equipment inspection and testing
• Special projects based on the department’s needs and intern’s interests


• Strong attention to detail and organizational abilities
• Experience working with audio, digital materials and recording equipment
• Solid communication and interpersonal skills
• Proficiency with computers and basic level of proficiency in working with new
technical equipment is required; Mac OSX experience is preferred
• Experience working with audio recording equipment
• Experience in libraries or archives or with oral history projects is a plus; students
pursuing studies in Museum Studies or Library & Information Science are highly
encouraged to apply.

Send resume, cover letter, and any questions to Tamara Thompson, Manager, Archive (