Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation Internship
Joyce Menschel Internship

The Photography Collections Preservation Project (PCPP) is proud to announce a program of internships meant to address a lack of diversity in the staffs of 21st-century cultural institutions. These internships will provide young people from under-represented populations with the chance to learn about the management of important works of photography and gain useful professional skills.

Starting in September, two nine-month internships will be available for undergraduate students interested in art, photography, and the creation and management of archives. We welcome applicants with all levels of interest and experience!

PCPP is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving significant collections of photography. We work directly with photographers and their archives, and so will you.

You will learn about photography, archival organization and preservation, and the management of cultural and non-profit organizations. With our guidance and training, you will be responsible for processing, evaluating, arranging, and describing photographs, as well as maintaining records. You will also communicate with photographers, museums, libraries, and donors; work on database building and upkeep; and help with PCPP’s social media channels and website.

Job requirements

  • Interest in archiving
  • Experience with Excel and Word
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interest in social media
  • Willingness to get your hands dirty & sometimes move heavy boxes on site visits
  • Self-motivated, while also a team player
  • Experience with Squarespace preferred, but not required 


  • $17/hr | 15 hrs/week


  • 35 weeks, beginning in September 2018

How to apply 


PCPP is grateful to the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation and Joyce Menschel for their leadership and the support that makes these unique opportunities possible.