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Academy Library Processing Intern Summer 2023 (Gold Rising) 


Job Summary:

The Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library is seeking an enthusiastic, detail oriented intern to assist the Core Collection Reference Files. Your duties will include assisting with processing, housing, cataloging and filing a collection of ephemera and performing database cleanup. Students enrolled in a graduate library and information studies programs focusing on archiving, with a strong interest or undergraduate degree in film studies are encouraged to apply.

Under the supervision of the Supervisor, Production Files of the Core Collection Reference Files, this paid 8-week internship offers the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience processing ephemera while learning about the library’s databases and collections.

This is a limited term internship position beginning in June 2023 through August 2023. The hourly wage for this role is $16.25.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with processing and cataloging archival advertising materials such as lobby cards and promotional ephemera.
  • Assist with various database cleanup projects.
  • Assist with additional departmental assignments and projects as needed
Position Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Enrolled in an ALA-accredited Master’s degree program in library and information science or moving image studies.
  • Bachelor’s degree in film studies, history, art history or a related field preferred.
  • A minimum of 2.8 GPA
  • Knowledge of and interest in the film industry and film history, with a broad awareness of independent features, foreign language cinema and current releases.
  • Experience or coursework in advanced searching tools, digital preservation and metadata schemas preferred.
  • Knowledge of archival best practices, preservation and current metadata standards.
  • Familiarity with library systems, content management systems and digital asset management systems.
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively.
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated, with strong communication and problem-solving 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 Part-Time  
Position Academy Library Processing Intern - Summer 2023 (Gold Rising)  
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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