Audio/Visual Preservation Research Intern-

Approximate Date of Posting  March 16, 2017

 Position: Preservation Research Intern

Location: Rochester, New York

Company/Organization  Image Permanence Institute

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI), in cooperation with the Association of Moving Image Archivists, has established the Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research. The Image Permanence Institute is a university-based, nonprofit research laboratory devoted to scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information. IPI was founded in 1985 through the combined efforts and sponsorship of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RTI) and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T).

Schedule/Hours Full-Time

Time Frame  3month  may occur at any time during the calendar year but months must run consecutively.

Compensation:$ 5000 stipend

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AMIA is now accepting applications for 2017. The student selected as the IPI Intern will receive: · A $5000 stipend to be used for living expenses during the three-month internship. The three-month period of the internship may occur at any time during the calendar year but months must run consecutively.

The purpose of the IPI Internship is to give a student of merit who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research. The IPI intern will gain knowledge of IPI activities, which include research on media stability, condition evaluation of collections, environmental assessment, and the development of management tools for various media.

Intern activities at IPI might include designing and conducting research, developing preservation strategies for collections, or assisting with ongoing IPI research projects.  Eligibility. To be considered for the IPI Internship, an applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1. Applicant must be enrolled (full time or part time) in a moving image preservation/archival educational program; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year.

2. Students must have completed at least half of their program’s course load before the time of the internship.

3. The applicant must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his/her academic program.

4. The applicant must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in moving image preservation.

5. The applicant must submit the following documents:

a. An Internship application form (typed preferred). Association of Moving Image Archivists Internship Application

b. An official sealed transcript from the applicant’s most recent academic program (including the institution’s grading scale and/or GPA calculator) sent directly from the academic institution to the AMIA office.

c. An essay of no more than 1,000 words describing the applicant’s current academic program, interest in moving image archiving, relevant experience, career goals, and interest in an internship at IPI.

d. Two letters of recommendation (submitted separately to the AMIA office). Do not submit more than two. e. A current resume or CV.

Selection Criteria. Factors to be considered in awarding the IPI Internship include: · An applicant’s commitment to pursuing a career in moving image archiving · The quality of an applicant’s academic record; · The strength of an applicant’s program of study as it applies to moving image archiving.

Students from any country may apply. Should an international student be awarded the internship, the student is responsible for obtaining necessary employment authorization documents to permit participation in the internship. Students who are eligible for AMIA Scholarships and IPI internship must submit a complete application packet for consideration for each type of award; however, no applicant will receive more than one award.


Deadline: May 15, 2017


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