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Home Movie Collection Intern, Film Archive – Summer 2023 (Gold Rising) 


Job Summary:

The Academy Film Archive (AFA) is seeking applications for this paid internship position from current full or part-time students enrolled in archiving, film studies, library and information studies, moving image studies, or other conservation-related programs. The AFA considers home movies of southern California to be primary source documentation of our region's rich history, and this project-based position will entail the processing of largely anonymous home movie collections-from inspection, research and identification, to the creation of archival records. 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.

This is a limited term internship position beginning in June 2023 through August 2023. The hourly wage for this role is $16.25. The intern will be working at the Academy's Pickford Center in Hollywood a full four days (approx. 32 hours) per week. Students may pursue school credit if the internship meets their school's requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Film handling, inspection and cataloging of small gauge film.
  • Additional research and identification of archival content as needed.
  • Assist in the creation and content review of newly digitized home movie files.
  • General support to other archive projects as they come up.

Position Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Community college, trade school, and university undergraduate or graduate studies from the class of 2022 and 2023 in good academic standing.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.8
  • A minimum of one year of study toward a degree in a related field (libraries and archives).
  • Exhibit an interest in moving image conservation and preservation
  • Exhibit a strong interest in the motion picture industry.
  • Strong writing, verbal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to engage in other department activities related to records management, preservation, and collection services.

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 Part-Time  
Position Home Movie Collection Intern, Film Archive - Summer 2023 (Gold Rising)  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 1/20/2023  
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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