Oral History Collections Intern Library

Approximate Date of Posting 2/9/2017

Location: Los Angeles,  California

Company/Organization Picford Center  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: Unspecified

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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.

The Archive is located in the heart of Hollywood at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study.

he Academy Oral History Projects Department (http://www.oscars.org/oral-history/about) invites moving image archive studies or library science graduate students to apply for the Oral History Collections summer internship.


We are seeking an organized, enthusiastic intern to assist the Oral History Projects department in the development of a large preservation and access initiative specifically for oral histories with filmmakers. The focus will be in preparing audiovisual interviews that have been deposited at the Academy Film Archive for future access.  For more information on these collections, please go to http://www.oscars.org/oral-history/collections.

Supervised by the Manager of Oral History Projects and working in collaboration with the OHP Archivist/Coordinator & temporary Project Archivist, the intern will focus on projects that include: collection processing, interview logging and metadata capture, and organization of related material such as transcripts, images, clips, and interview summaries. The intern will also have the opportunity to provide input into project development, specifically, the Motion Picture Oral History Digital Archive (MPOHDA), and the creation of a controlled vocabulary specific to film industry-related interviews. This position offers the opportunity to learn the functional and operational aspects of an archival oral history initiative.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assisting Project Archivist with assessing and processing collections

Inventory of access copies of audiovisual materials

Gathering images and highlight clips

Photo cataloging and curation

Drafting interview summaries, abstracts and bios

Interview logging and indexing

Assisting with organization of controlled vocabulary terms

Testing oral history metadata/indexing tools for future use

Writing collection profiles and Academy Collection blogs

About OHP:

The Academy Oral History Projects (OHP) department records, collects and preserves personal spoken accounts that provide insight into the art, science and craft of motion picture creation. The department is actively bringing together more than 900 dispersed oral history interviews (totaling over 4,135 hours) about filmmaking craft by providing storage, cataloging, and preservation through the Academy Film Archive. To make these collections more accessible to researchers and the general public, materials are being prepared for inclusion in a Motion Picture Oral History Digital Archive (MPOHDA), where they will be indexed and accessed through a web-based portal.

This internship is based at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood, so the intern will need access to transportation to Hollywood. The intern will be expected to commit 28 hrs. per week from approximately June 12 – August 18, 2017.


Enrollment in a moving image archive studies or library science program

3.0 grade point average


EDUCATION            Please see job description

POSITION     Oral History Collections Intern


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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