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R&D Software Development Intern, Science and Technology Council - Summer 2020 (Academy Gold) 



Established in 2003 by the Academy's Board of Governors, the Science and Technology Council provides a forum for the exchange of information, promotes cooperation among diverse technological interests within the industry, sponsors publications, fosters educational activities, and preserves the history of the science and technology of motion pictures. For information on the Council's work, please visit

We are developing architecture and supporting tools for digital motion picture mastering applications, exploring the effects of new motion picture lighting technologies, and the impact of new technologies on the future of the cinematic experience.

The R&D Software Development Intern will support various projects, and in doing so, will:

  • Gain experience with innovative image-processing technologies.
  • Learn about current trends in motion picture production and post-production, and the associated technologies.
  • Learn about the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES).
  • Participate in software prototyping and development.


  • Assist in the maintenance of robust software development and distribution architecture.
  • Assist in the creation of image-processing algorithms and software tools.
  • Assist in prototyping software solutions for motion picture capture, post-production, and display technologies as they relate to enhancing cinematic experience.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • Enrolled in an accredited bachelor’s or master’s university degree program in computer engineering or computer science.
  • A keen interest in motion picture technology and motion picture production workflows.
  • Interest in computer vision, computational photography, computer graphics, image processing, and software development.
  • Deep knowledge of programming methodologies and algorithm development.
  • Experience applying the principles of linear and nonlinear systems, inferential statistics, regression analysis, and matrix algebra.
  • High proficiency in writing platform-independent software using the C++, C, or Java programming languages.
  • Experience using Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming concepts and languages.
  • Experience with the Cmake build system.
  • Experience developing software for mobile platforms including iOS and Android.
  • Proficiency with Linux and Mac OS X terminal environments, Unix shells (bash, zsh, csh, etc), shell scripting, and scripting languages such as AWK, SED, Perl, and Python.
  • Experience with Mathworks Matlab helpful.
  • Experience with GPU programming using Cuda or OpenCL.
  • Experience using Git version control and Github.

This internship is part of the Academy Gold Program, an 8-week internship enhancement program that incorporates learning opportunities including an intensive two-day orientation, weekly panels, exclusive networking events, workshops, screenings, and mentorship opportunities with Academy members. To learn more, please visit the Academy Gold page:

Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Position R&D Software Development Intern - Summer 2020 (Academy Gold)  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 12/16/2019  
Location Hollywood  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium 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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