Data Rescue & Recovery Intern

Approximate Date of Posting  March 14, 2017

Position: Data Rescue & Recovery Intern

Location: Philadephia, Pennsylvania

Company/Organization  George Blood

George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data is a leading provider of audio and moving image preservation and digitization service. Every month our Philadelphia studio reformats over 10,000 hours of recordings on decaying and obsolete media to a variety of digital formats. Our clients consist of libraries, museums, archives and private collectors, both nationally and internationally.

Most recently, we have added data to our repertoire and our work now includes recovery, conversion and preservation of older, born-digital assets.

We take great pride in the reputation of our work to provide quality playback and digitization while adhering to current preservation standards. Our staff work together in teams, with each member contributing years of experience and the particular strengths of their field, whether as a professional audio/video engineer, preservation specialist or service/technical professional. Our company also contributes to research in the field of preservation and serves on standards and technical committees for many organizations.

 Schedule/Hours Full-Time

Time Frame six to eight consecutive weeks of full-time work between June 1st and August 30th.


Source SAA



Eligibility & Requirements

This internship is open to recent graduates and currently enrolled students working towards a graduate degree in archival science, preservation, library/information science, or a similar area of study. Experience with audiovisual materials and a grounding in current digital stewardship practices is preferred. For the data rescue internship, software development experience with C, C++, C#, and/or VB is strongly preferred.

To be considered as an applicant, individuals must be eligible to work in the United States and be able to commit to six to eight consecutive weeks of full-time work between June 1st and August 30th.

Candidates should submit a résumé, the names and contact information of two references relevant to the area of interest, and a cover letter with a statement describing the applicant’s interest in audiovisual and/or data preservation, their goals for the internship, and a proposed project with a quantifiable result (ex. a report, a presentation, etc) via email with “Your Name – AV Internship” or “Your Name – Data Internship” in the subject line.

Please submit your application no later than April 14th, 2017.

Application materials should be sent to:

Biz Maher Gallo, Manager of Audiovisual Preservation

George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data

21 West Highland Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19118

(215) 248-2100


Deadline: April 14th, 2017.


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