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April 10, 2019
GOLD Internship Summer 2020
January 21, 2020
We are looking for interns to assist with a specialized project at the Academy Film Archive, the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Project. For this project we are specifically seeking students who have experience in the study of communities traditionally underrepresented in American cinema culture, and, who are interested in pursuing a career in film related to Library/Information Science, Museum Studies, and/or academia. This position is not limited to those areas however, and we welcome applicants from other departments including but not limited to: African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicana and Chicano Studies, Disability Studies, East Asian Studies, LGBTQIA Studies, and more.
We are currently seeking applicants as part of the Academy’s GOLD program this summer (https://www.oscars.org/learn/academy-gold-program). The deadline for applications to the summer program is March 6, 2020. The Cultural Equity and Inclusion Project internship, however, does occur year-round and students who are unavailable over the summer are encouraged to apply during the Fall, Winter, or Spring quarters.
The Academy Film Archive (AFA) is looking for an intern to assist within the Cataloging and Public Access departments on the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Project. The Cultural Equity and Inclusion Project is part of the Academy Film Archive’s efforts to help identify and uncover the social, gender, ethnic, accessibility, and cultural gaps of more than 100 years of film preservation and collecting, helping to foster a more inclusive American film history from multiple perspectives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The intern’s role within the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Project would include identifying relevant filmmakers and content within specific underrepresented communities and compiling their findings within the AFA’s database. This internship will consist primarily of independent research conducted within secondary sources, including but not limited to books, articles, and internet resources. In addition, the intern will produce short writing compositions, for both internal and external use.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Demonstrated knowledge of and a vested interest in an underrepresented community's role in the history of film production and content
- Pursuing a Masters or Doctorate degree
- Excellent research skills
- Excellent writing skills
- Competency working in Excel and relational databases
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to remain working on a computer for extended periods of time