• Internship
  • Part Time
  • Newark, NJ

Ironbound Community Corporation

Newark-based community organization

Archives Intern


Ironbound Community Corporation · Newark, NJ


About the job

The Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC) is a 52-year old nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage and empower individuals, families, and groups in realizing their aspirations and, together, work to create a just, vibrant, and sustainable community. ICC strives to address the needs of our diverse, multi-lingual, multi-cultural community. Today, ICC serves more than 1,000 children and families every day with a wide range of programs and services. ICC also strengthens communities through advocacy, neighborhood organizing, community development initiatives and family services.

The Newark-based Ironbound Community Corporation seeks to contract with a part-time intern for a temporary project to process ICC archival materials.

Founded in 1969, Ironbound Community Corporation’s (ICC’s) mission is to engage and empower individuals, families, and groups in realizing their aspirations and, together, work to create a just, vibrant and sustainable community

In its work, ICC impacts the lives of Ironbound residents both at the individual and community levels. Whether it’s preparing children for Kindergarten and life-long success with high quality early childhood education, or negotiating land use with industry and government, ICC’s priority is to support the people of the Ironbound with the services, resources, and opportunities they need, want and deserve. With four program locations throughout the Ironbound, families have access to a full range of ICC services and initiatives.

Mission of the ICC Archives

To preserve and provide access to Ironbound Community Corporation’s historical records and to connect multiple audiences to ICC’s history of engaging and empowering individuals, families, and groups in order to inspire efforts to create a just, vibrant and sustainable community.

Vision of the ICC Archives

Using digital and physical documents and materials, the ICC Archives will engage a wide range of users interested in learning about, researching and advancing the 50-plus years of ICC’s work. Guided by its advisory board of professional organizers, archivists and historians, the archive is responsive to the needs of the ICC and the communities it serves. It collects, preserves, and organizes relevant material and develops robust public programming to help guide and inspire communities, near and far, to develop their individual and collective power to create meaningful social change.

The internship will be primarily to assist the Project Archivist in arranging and describing the 50 years of ICC history represented in the collections. The inaugural collection comprises hundreds of boxes of materials, in addition to photographs, films and videotapes and other ephemera. The intern will also help process the digitized component of the collection, including file-renaming and arranging as a born-digital component. The outcome of this internship project is to gain experience as a processing archivist and utilize a suite of open source tools to help bring the collection alive. At least one blog post to share experiences is required as part of the project, but not limited to one. Based upon interest, the Intern can also gain experience in disaster recovery, website creation, digital curation and preservation, and records management for creating a corporate archive. The ideal candidate will be a current library student or recent graduate with a focus in archives and/or digital curation. Days/hours are flexible through the Summer 2022 with a mix of virtual and on-site work. Extension possible through Fall based upon interest and availability.




● Current student or recent graduate in library science, archives management, or history

● Familiarity with Newark and/or the Ironbound Section of Newark a plus

● Interest in community development organizations and organizing—the subject matter of the Archives

● Possess strong oral and written communications skills

● Able to work autonomously and to prioritize daily tasks and responsibilities effectively

● Strong attention to detail

● Working knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese a plus

● Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds


Core Values

ICC is animated by a core group of values, including mutual respect, empathy, fairness and transparency, commitment to excellence, and accountability.

Mutual Respect: We accept the importance of each person’s rights, customs and wishes. We are courteous and supportive in all of our interactions with clients and colleagues.

Empathy: We strive to understand what others are experiencing and feeling by trying to see things from their perspectives. We are willing to give our time and energy to the community and are constantly searching for ways to improve the lives of those we serve.

Fairness and Transparency: We are committed to authentic, two-way communication, willing to listen without judgment and, with respect, express our point of view. We cherish diversity and inclusiveness, embracing the community with its input and feedback.

Commitment to Excellence: We provide the highest quality service possible, earning trust and exceeding expectations. We continuously learn from experience. We approach challenges with creativity and flexibility.

Accountability: We are responsible for the quality and outcomes of the programs we provide, for explaining why deviations from reasonable expectations may have occurred, and for responding responsibly at all times, especially when errors in behavior or judgment have happened.


ICC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to further building and maintaining a staff that reflects the full range and diversity of our community. Not only do we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our community members, but we also strive for the same in our employees. ICC is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law. We are looking for a diverse applicant pool and strongly encourage women of color, persons with disabilities, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ community, and people from low-income and working-class backgrounds to apply.


Salary range/Hourly for this position is $20/ hour; up to 10 hours per week commensurate with experience. Candidates must undergo and pass background checks which include criminal fingerprinting and a CARI (Child Abuse Records Information) check in order to work on site.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter with expression of interest to: archivist@ironboundcc.org



To apply for this job please visit ironboundcc.org.