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Intern, Fallingwater Collections, Mill Run, PA

Fallingwater Collections Internship

Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, seeks applications for its Judy Cheteyan Fallingwater Collections Internship. This year we seek a full-time residency intern to work exclusively with the archives collection.

Job Description: Working under the supervision of the Director of Preservation and Registrar, the Collections Intern will select one or more collections from the archives as a focused summer project. The selection will be based on diversity of content, and will be of a size and scope that can be successfully completed. Duties will include housing, organizing, and preparing a finding aid according to national standards for DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) and EAD (Encoded Archival Description).

Projects Planned:

  • Continued cataloging of all Kaufmann Family correspondence and images, including digitization and PastPerfect database updates
  • Ongoing rehousing of archival materials, including architectural drawings
  • Condition reporting of a selection of collection objects

Qualifications: Recent graduate or current graduate student in Library and/or Information Science with a strong interest and relevant experience in archives with preference given to those with an interest and/or experience with photo archives.

Position Duration: Ten weeks, beginning June 3, 2019, and ending August 9, 2019. Interns will be expected to work during normal business hours (typically Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm), forty hours per week. July 4 is an unpaid holiday.

Location: Fallingwater is located in rural Mill Run, Pennsylvania (zip code 15464), and is approximately ninety miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Having a motor vehicle is strongly recommended as there are no stores or amenities within walking distance.

Pay: This is an hourly paid internship. Coed, shared housing is provided at no charge. Interns are required to provide their own food, linens, laundry supplies, and incidentals.

Application Process: To apply, email the following items to and list Collections Intern in the subject line:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of reference (academic or employer)
  • Essay of 500 words on how participating in our internship program fits your academic and/or career goals

Application deadline: January 31, 2019

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