Job Opening Title: Archival Intern (paid)
Employer Name: Space Food Systems Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center
Job Location: Houston, TX
Application Deadline: applications considered until position is filled
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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: NASA’s Space Food Systems Laboratory (SFSL) at Johnson Space Center is seeking an intern to undertake a collection assessment and migration planning project during Summer 2020.
SFSL provides the food consumed by astronauts while in space. Its responsibilities include developing recipes and food preparation processes, preparing and packing the food, working with astronauts to ensure they have supplies of palatable and nutritious food, and ensuring the quality and safety of all space food. Its archival collections include documents, photographs and slides, and artifacts, including historic space food samples.
This position will be responsible for creating a project plan for inventory, description, and digitization or disposal of collection objects, and may also begin processing of collections in one or more formats. The intern will be able to consult with a similar, established archival migration project in the Life Sciences Data Archive at JSC regarding resources, methods and tools. In addition to project responsibilities, the intern will be part of JSC’s internship program, which includes facility and lab tours, lectures, and other activities.
These are paid, full-time, twelve-week positions. Candidates should be enrolled in an archives or information science program. Start and end dates have some flexibility, typically late May to early August. Interns are responsible for providing housing (some information is available) and transportation (you’ll need a car).
To apply , submit your resume to Kimberly Glaus Late, Space Food Systems Lab Manager, at Kimberly.email@example.com . Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Questions about SFSL or the position can be directed to Kimberly Glaus Late. Questions about collection assessment and migration work at JSC can be directed to Sara Jorgensen, LSDA Media Migration Project Research Archivist (firstname.lastname@example.org).