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Awards Collection Archival Intern, Film Archive - Summer 2021 (Gold Rising) 


The Academy Film Archive is seeking a summer intern to assist and support the Awards Collections department. You will view files and possibly videotapes from various backstage interviews, red carpet arrivals, Governors Ball and Scientific and Technical Awards titles to verify their content and improve their cataloging. This will involve adding copy histories, summaries, timecode logs, and notes to our catalog. This is a virtual, limited internship position beginning in June through August 2021 and reports to the Awards Collection Curator. For students interested in moving image archive studies, you will receive cataloging and collection management training.



  • Verify and describe content in the Academy's data management system, Axiell Collections.
  • Use online resources such as our press photos to better identify attendees in our event recordings.
  • View and compare videotapes and files using various standard-definition videotape decks as well as Open Text Media Management.
  • Work with the Curator to address other cataloging issues as discovered.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • Community college student with coursework in film studies, film history, moving image archive studies or library science preferred.
  • Live in or attend college in Los Angeles County.
  • Availability to fulfill 400 paid hours over the course of twelve weeks between June and August 2021, not including optional and required educational events.
  • Strong computer skills with database experience.
  • Excellent written communication and organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Self-motivated, dependable, and efficient with good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to sit at a computer and enter data for long periods of time.


This internship is part of the LA County Arts Internship Program, which provides undergraduate students with meaningful on-the-job training and experience working in nonprofit arts organizations. In addition to interning at the Academy, you will participate in education events and peer group activities coordinated by the Department of Arts and Culture. To learn more, please visit:


This internship is also part of the Academy’s Gold Rising 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:


Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Position Awards Collection Archival Intern, Film Archive - Summer 2021 (Gold Rising)  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 2/16/2021  
Location Hollywood  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 9,000+ accomplished individuals 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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