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Academy Digital Preservation Research Intern - Summer 2022 (Gold Rising) 


Working with Academy and studio leaders in motion picture archiving, the Digital Preservation Research Intern will undertake bibliographic and related research and write a summary report and list of publications relevant to the digital preservation of motion pictures, supporting the content-development work of the Academy Digital Preservation Forum (ADPF):


This is a paid, limited term internship position in Hollywood, California beginning June 2022 through August 2022.



  • Review existing entries on the ADPF “Research & Publications” page, recommend additions and deletions.
  • Research important works to be included in the bibliography, based on technical importance or historical context to the digital preservation of motion pictures, as well as related developments such as digital postproduction, projection, and cinematography.
  • Scan various periodicals for relevant articles, such as American Cinematographer, SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, et cetera.
  • Consider and make recommendations on the value and effort of compiling a historical timeline of progress in the field as a basis for the bibliography.
  • Work with other Science and Technology Council and Academy members and staff.
  • Compile a list of educational resources to be referenced on ADPF.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • Enrolled in an accredited bachelor’s or master’s university degree program in film studies, archiving and preservation, or library science, with an interest in working in the entertainment industry.
  • A keen interest in motion picture technology, workflows, and preservation.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as with others to perform as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with a methodical, academic approach.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.


If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis.


This internship is 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 Academy Digital Preservation Research Intern - Summer 2022 (Gold Rising)  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 3/7/2022  
Location Hollywood  
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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