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Digital Motion Picture Preservation Research, Summer 2024 (Gold Rising)

🚀 Summer Internship

Los Angeles

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  • You: Enrolled film studies student with 2.8+ GPA and passion for motion picture technology and preservation. Strong organizational, communication, and teamwork skills essential for this summer research opportunity.
  • You will research and summarize potential additions to the timeline, utilize library resources, collaborate with industry experts, and assist in developing content for the site.

Summer Internship

Creative Arts & Fashion, Media & JournalismLos Angeles


  • The intern will work with Academy and studio experts in motion picture archiving to expand a timeline of historical milestones and bibliographic citations related to the digital preservation of motion pictures and significant restorations, which will ultimately reside on the ADPF. In addition, the intern will research and update the website with appropriate content as it relates to digital preservation,


  • Enrolled in an accredited bachelor’s or master’s university degree program in film studies, archiving and preservation, library science, or related field, with an interest in working in the entertainment industry.
  • A minimum of 2.8 GPA
  • A keen interest in motion picture technology, workflows, and preservation.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as with others and to perform as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with a methodical, academic approach.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in English.

Area of Responsibilities

Creative Arts & Fashion
Media & Journalism


  • Research potential additions to the timeline (such as restorations and technical developments) based on direction and suggestions from ADPF Curatorial Working Group members and other contributors, drafting bibliographic citations and summaries.
  • Make use of Academy library resources to find appropriate references, in the general press as well as specialized periodicals such as American Cinematographer, SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, Variety, and The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Work with other Science and Technology Council and Academy members and staff, and with outside allied organizations such as universities and film archives.
  • Meet with and interview experts in the field of preservation and archiving, for the purpose of developing content for the site.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



Los Angeles