Archive Intern, Democracy Now! Archive, New York NY

Position Title: Archive Intern The Democracy Now! Archive is looking for interns for summer 2013. The internship program is structured for students and individuals interested in gaining hands on experience in the field of audiovisual archiving and preservation. Interns build skills and become familiar with practical applications of those skills in the workplace. The position requires a ten week commitment and approximately fifteen hours per week.

Composed of over 70,000 media items, the archive contains books, photographs, artifacts and audiovisual materialssuch as field recordings, oral histories, interviews, and news footage from the 1980s to today. An integral partof daily operations and production of Democracy Now!, the archive is also used as a resource by researchers, filmmakers, artists and educators. Interns are responsible for cataloging incoming video created by Democracy Now! producers and other independent media and news organizations. Interns also process collections and library books, re-house items, digitize 1/4" audio reels and VHS tape, and are encouraged to work on special projects of their choice. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in pursuing a career in media archives in a busy newsroom environment. Knowledge of current events is helpful.

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume via emailtobrendan@democracynow.org with subject header INTERN. Please tell us you would be a good match for this internship. Interviews and positions will be filled on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. Start and end dates for the internships are flexible.

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