CLAGS Archives Intern

FALL 2021


CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies welcomes applications for an Archives Intern for Fall 2021. Founded in 1991, CLAGS was the first university-based research center in the United States dedicated to the study of historical, cultural, and political issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and communities. It currently functions as a robust hub of queer events, conversations, and scholarship – from within and beyond CUNY.

This internship offers an excellent opportunity to connect with LGBTQ community and programs, as well as to develop skills in the area of archival management. Please submit a current CV or resume, as well as a short cover letter noting any areas of interest or experience. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Elvis Bakaitis (, Interim Head of Reference and CLAGS Board. We look forward to hearing from you!

Archives Intern

CLAGS seeks an intern with an interest in archival work, to help with assessment, description, and processing. Tasks may include creating a Finding Aid, digitizing VHS and cassette tapes, and working to produce a historically attentive summary of individual collections. The CLAGS Archive includes the following formats and content:

  • 1200 hours of video and 200 audiotapes from conferences, events
  • Over 100 posters and event flyers
  • Conference programs & proceedings
  • Personal correspondence & photographs
  • Board meeting minutes

The intern will get a hands-on view of rare material relating to LGBTQ Studies, and we encourage applicants with an interest in public history, activism, and community-based engagement.

This internship will consist of approximately 150 hours of work over the course of the Fall 2021 semester. It will be compensated with 3 units of academic credit through IDS 81620: Scholarly Praxis at Work in the World.

Interested students should apply through GC Connect, where it is Job #17959. The deadline is 19 July 2021. You can also search using the tag “scholarly praxis.” If you have questions about the course, please contact instructor Dr. Stacy Hartman at