National Archives Motion Picture Preservation Lab Internship
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Motion Picture Preservation Laboratory provides internship opportunities to aid in instruction and educational opportunities within the field of moving image preservation. The internship program is designed to provide students who are pursuing a career in dynamic media preservation, library science, and museum/archives studies guidance and hands on training in technical aspects of laboratory work over the course of at least 120 hours at NARA. The internship is unpaid, but may be used to fulfill school credit.
NARA serves as the permanent record holder for the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. The Motion Picture Preservation Lab inspects records to determine the state of their preservation, identifies those requiring preservation or reproduction, determines the appropriate treatment, and carries out appropriate measures on site. This includes preservation actions, reformatting, digitization, and conservation services to the agency, other NARA offices and, under special circumstances, to other Federal agencies. The lab also provides technical advice and consultant services on duplication, reformatting, reproduction, and specialized storage requirements to other units of NARA, other Federal agencies, and non-Federal institutions.
The intent of this internship is to provide up to six students during a yearly period an opportunity to obtain applied experience in laboratory preservation processes. The intern will be assisting in routine inspection work of the collections, timing, cleaning, printing, developing, quality control of newly created elements, reformatting for online access, and learning about digitization in the Motion Picture Preservation Lab. By the end of the internship the individual will be able to work independently and work toward completing projects within the lab. Primarily, interns will be trained by the supervisor of the lab, but will also work with staff for additional guidance and instruction. The start/end date of the internship is to be determined by the individual and lab supervisor. Internships will be available to up to two individuals at a time during a three month internship period.
To be eligible the student must be enrolled in a full or part time graduate level or equivalent program in dynamic media preservation, library sciences, archival administration, or museum studies. The student must be currently enrolled. The student must carry a GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) and provide demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in dynamic media preservation. At this time only U.S. citizens may apply. The three internship periods range from March to June, June to September, and September to December.
For more information about application deadlines and required application materials please follow this link:http://www.archives.gov/careers/interns ... hival.html