Summer 2020 Audiovisual Archiving and Preservation Internship
|Location||Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center|
Applications are now being accepted for a Summer 2020 Audiovisual Archiving and Preservation Intern at the Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS). This internship will support one individual from a traditionally marginalized identity group, and applicants are encouraged to concurrently apply to the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Pilot Program, for which RIHS is pleased to serve as a host site if an applicant is accepted into both programs. The goal of this internship and the AMIA pilot program is to support and mentor the professional journeys of aspiring individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to find their learning objectives and help guide their development as professionals in the field of audiovisual archiving.
In late 2018, NYU MIAP grad Becca Bender became the RIHS’s first staff audiovisual archivist and curator in about 40 years, so there are many strands of work that have been recently developed and launched (and many still to come). Under Becca’s supervision, a summer intern will have the opportunity to participate in any and all daily tasks, as well as to carve out specific projects of their interest. Examples of tasks and projects include:
Really, there’s so much to do here, that whatever you want to get into, you probably can. And there’s a guaranteed field trip to the Museum of Broadcast Technology in Woonsocket, RI, that has no less than five working 2” Quad decks of varying vintages (along with any other type of VTR that you might want to see).
Applicants from historically marginalized groups should submit the following by March 30, 2020, to Becca Bender (Film Archivist & Curator of Recorded Media) via email at email@example.com:
Applications for the AMIA Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship must be submitted separately via this online form. AMIA fellows may complete their internship at RIHS if they are accepted into both programs.
There are no specific academic requirements for the RIHS internship, but the following qualities are expected:
The selected intern will need to undergo a background check per RIHS policy for all employees and volunteers.
The intern will receive a $4000 stipend for the completion of 250 hours within 12 weeks.
Applications are due by March 30, 2020 and an intern will be selected by April 15, 2020. The internship must be completed between June 1, 2020 and August 30, 2020.
|To Apply||Send your resume and cover letter to Becca Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org|