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Academy Film Archive Intern 


The Academy Film Archive offers a small number of summer internships to current students enrolled in archiving, film studies, library and information studies, or other conservation-related programs.   Internships at the Archive are project-based and interns can expect to gain experience in the everyday workings of a film archive, be introduced to our cataloging and collection management systems, and develop skills in how to properly handle and inspect film and video material.

Duties and Responsibilities may include:

  • Creating item lists of recently-arrived collections
  • Collection research
  • Entry and verification of catalog records in our in-house database
  • Quality control of video materials
  • Writing descriptions of film/video content
  • Inspection and inventory of motion picture film prints and/or elements
  • General support for department activities related to records management and preservation.

Internships will begin in late June and run through mid to late August, though start and end dates are flexible.  Interns are expected to work between 20 and 28 hours per week.    Students may pursue school credit if the internship, as described and including pay, can meet their school’s requirements.

Position Requirements
  • Enrollment in a moving archiving, film studies, library and information studies, or other conservation-related program.
  • Minimum of one year of study toward degree in related field
  • Student must exhibit interest in the film industry and in film history
  • Strong writing, verbal, and problem-solving skills
  • Student must possess proficient computer skills
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Academy Film Archive Internship  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 2/9/2017  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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