Smithsonian Channel Library & Archives-CBS Corporation

Approximate Date of Posting February 17, 2017

Position: Archives

Location: Washington, D.C.

Company/Organization CBS Corporation

 Schedule/Hours at least 35 hours/week

Time Frame  8 weeks from 6/12-8/4/17

Compensation: Paid (unspecified)

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Smithsonian Channel’s Library & Archives is seeking a summer intern. The intern will have the opportunity to engage with all aspects of a production-based archives, with a focus on processing and cataloging digital audiovisual materials

Smithsonian Channel is seeking a Summer Intern to assist the Library & ArchivesGroup in the Washington DC office. Responsibilities will include:

* Catalog raw footage, edited programs, and/or other media assents in a Collective Access database

* QC master digital files and create access copies

* Conduct footage research and/or archival research for productions, using in-house and external databases * Research and fact check scripts

* Migrate files in legacy or proprietary digital formats to archival formats

**QUALIFICATIONS:**Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program; graduate-level coursework in Library Science or Audiovisual Preservation is preferred.

Required: To qualify, you must be an undergraduate student (rising junior or senior) with the following: * Strong interest in Cable/Entertertainment industry * 2.50 GPA or above * Submission of a cover letter – required * Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint * Superior communication and interpersonal skills * Exceptional attention to detail * Ability to work at least 35 hours/week for 8 weeks from 6/12-8/4 * Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines * Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously * Ability to work and prioritize work assignments * Able to provide administrative support as needed

Preferred: * Cable television experience a plus * Active participation in extracurricular activities; clubs; and/or associations. Leadership positions while maintaining an above-average GPA, a plus * Prior internship experience in a related field, a plus * Prefer graduate-level coursework in Library/Information Sciences * Must be proficient with Mac OS * Familiarity with video production a plus

Contact Karma Foley, Director of Library & Archives with any questions (


Deadline: Deadline extended through April 30, 2017


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