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Special Collections Archival Manuscript Intern, Summer 2024 (Gold Rising)

🚀 Summer Internship

Los Angeles

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  • You must be a junior/senior undergrad or community college student with 2.8 GPA in LA, majoring in film studies/history or library science. Strong writing, computer, organization skills needed. Must have reliable transportation for dual-location work.
  • You will assess, organize, relocate, and process archival manuscripts, research historical context, verify content, and assist archivists with cataloging issues. Other duties as assigned.

Summer Internship

Creative Arts & FashionLos Angeles


  • The Margaret Herrick Library is seeking an intern to assist and support the Special Collections department in the processing of collections to make them accessible for research use. The Special Collections Archival Manuscript Intern will assist in projects that will involve physically organizing, refoldering and cataloging film-related paper materials. The goal is to gear the project to the intern's film interest.
  • The intern will work under the supervising archivist of collections and collaboratively with library collection managers and archivists. They will gain experience in all aspects of collections encountered in a library setting, including activities related to processing, inventories, location management, data entry, and research access. The intern also will take part in activities across the Academy Foundation’s collecting organizations (Margaret Herrick Library, Academy Film Archive, Academy Museum). This will allow the intern to develop a deeper understanding of the workflow of a library archive that closely collaborates with a film archive and a museum. The intern will work at the Academy's Pickford Center in Hollywood and at the Margaret Herrick Library in Beverly Hills


  • Undergraduate (junior or senior) or community college student in good academic standing
  • A minimum of 2.8 GPA
  • Live in or attend college in Los Angeles County
  • Coursework in film studies, film history, moving image archive studies, or library science preferred
  • Strong computer skills with database experience
  • Strong written communication and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Self-motivated, dependable, and efficient with good problem-solving skill
  • Will be working at two locations (Hollywood and Beverly Hills); must have reliable transportation.

Area of Responsibilities

Creative Arts & Fashion


  • Assess a collection to gauge its unique needs, including organizing collections, analyzing documents researching historical context of collections
  • Assist with relocation of archival materials
  • Conduct final processing of collections, which includes labelling, rehousing, and reboxing
  • Verify and describe content in the Academy’s collections management database
  • Work with archivists to address other cataloging issues as discovered
  • Other duties as assigned


Work type

Full time

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Los Angeles