Internship: Democracy Now!
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 materials such as field recordings,
oral histories, interviews, and news footage from the 1980s to today. An
integral part of daily operations and production of Democracy Now!, the
archive is also used as a resource by researchers, filmmakers, artists and
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.
Send a cover letter and resume via email to email@example.com with
subject header INTERN. Please tell us why you would be a good match for this
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