Film Archive Intern

Approximate Date of Posting 2/9/2017

Position: Academy Film Archive Intern

Location: Los Angelos

Company/Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

 Schedule/Hours Interns are expected to work between 20 and 28 hours per week.

Time Frame  June 12, 2017-August 11, 2017

Compensation: Unspecfied



The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is building the world’s premier movie museum in the heart of Los Angeles.  Located in the historic May Company building at Wilshire and Fairfax, the Academy Museum will explore the history and magic of what happens on screen as well as behind it. The museum is scheduled to open in 2018.

Program Requirements

Academy summer internship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a college student attending an accredited undergraduate or graduate program
  • Have an overall 3.0 grade point average
  • Exhibit an interest in the motion picture industry
  • Have strong written, verbal and problem solving skills

Departments: Library, Programming, Preservation and Foundation Programs, Museum, Film Archive

Program Description

  • The program starts June 12, 2017-August 11, 2017
  • The application deadline is March 23. 2017
  • Internship hours are part-time (up to 28 hours per week and may vary based on project)
  • Work will be project-driven and hands-on while providing you with more knowledge about the motion picture industry
  • The summer internship also includes educational brown bag lunches, studio tours and other growth oriented and fun activities related to film

The Academy Film Archive offers a small number of summer internships to current students enrolled in archiving, film studies, library and information studies, or other conservation-related programs.   Internships at the Archive are project-based and 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.

Duties and Responsibilities may include:

Creating item lists of recently-arrived collections

Collection research

Entry and verification of catalog records in our in-house database

Quality control of video materials

Writing descriptions of film/video content

Inspection and inventory of motion picture film prints and/or elements

General support for department activities related to records management and preservation.

Internships will begin in late June and run through mid to late August, though start and end dates are flexible.  Interns are expected to work between 20 and 28 hours per week.    Students may pursue school credit if the internship, as described and including pay, can meet their school’s requirements.


Enrollment in a moving archiving, film studies, library and information studies, or other conservation-related program.

Minimum of one year of study toward degree in related field

Student must exhibit interest in the film industry and in film history

Strong writing, verbal, and problem-solving skills

Student must possess proficient computer skills


EDUCATION            Please see job description.

POSITION     Academy Film Archive Internship


OPEN DATE 2/9/2017

LOCATION  Los Angeles

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 7,000 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 upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.


Deadline: March 23. 2017


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