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Photograph Archive Processing Intern, Summer 2023 (Gold Rising)  


Job Summary:

The Processing Intern for the Photograph Archive will gain hands-on experience working on an archival photograph collection that consists of production and publicity photographs focusing on actors and actresses from the mid- to late-20th century. The intern will arrange, describe, and create database records for the selected collection. The intern will be supervised and mentored by a department Archivist. The intern may participate in other department activities.

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:

  • Process an archival photograph collection from beginning to end, including the organization, arrangement, description, and rehousing.
  • Conduct biographical and historical research related to the collection using the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library resources, other authoritative resources, and outside resources.
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.
  • Minimum one year of study toward degree in related field. Coursework in library and information science, film studies, American studies, or a related field preferred.
  • A minimum of 2.8 GPA
  • Previous work or internship in a library or archive environment a plus.
  • Knowledge of American film history, with broad awareness of major film artists.
  • Ability to work on-site in Beverly Hills required.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to lift and move moderately heavy boxes.

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 Photograph Archive Processing Intern, Summer 2023 (Gold Rising)  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 2/8/2023  
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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