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Collections Intern, Academy Oral History Projects - Summer 2023 (Gold Rising) 


Job Summary:

he Academy Oral History Projects Department invites undergraduate, graduate, and community college film students with a strong interest in moving image archive studies or library science students with a focus on audiovisual archives to apply with a large preservation and access initiative focused on oral history interviews with notable filmmakers. The internship will focus on preparing audiovisual interviews that have been deposited at the Academy Film Archive for future access by scholars, researchers, curators, and the general public.

Supervised by the Sr. Archivist of Oral History Projects, the intern will focus on: collections research and processing; data entry and inventorying; and generating reports regarding the content and scope of archival collections. The intern will also conduct research focused on the lives and careers of the filmmakers documented in the collections and provide input on development of an Oral History Digital Archive project.

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:

  • Assisting Sr. Archivist with assessing and processing collections
  • Inventorying and processing legacy records (paper & electronic)
  • Writing interview summaries, abstracts and bios, and collection profiles
  • Gathering data and reporting statistics about archival collections and content


Position Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Community college, trade school, and university undergraduate or graduate students from the class of 2023 and 2024 in good academic standing
  • A minimum of 2.8 GPA
  • Knowledge of and interest in international film history
  • Data entry and file management
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in and/or experience with cataloging/ data entry
  • Familiarity with spreadsheets (including Excel and Google Docs)
  • Ability to learn new software
  • Problem solving, multitasking, and project management 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 Collections Intern, Academy Oral History Projects - Summer 2023 (Gold Rising)  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 2/24/2023  
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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