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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

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 email to brendan@democracynow.org with

subject header INTERN. Please tell us why 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.