8949 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, California, 90211




The Academy Film Archive is seeking a summer intern to assist and support the Awards Collections department. You will view files and possibly videotapes from various backstage interviews, red carpet arrivals, Governors Ball and Scientific and Technical Awards titles to verify their content and improve their cataloging. This will involve adding copy histories, summaries, timecode logs, and notes to our catalog. This is a virtual, limited internship position beginning in June through August 2021 and reports to the Awards Collection Curator. For students interested in moving image archive studies, you will receive cataloging and collection management training. Responsibilities include: Verify and describe content in the Academy's data management system, Axiell Collections, Use online resources such as our press photos to better identify attendees in our event recordings, view and compare videotapes and files using various standard-definition videotape decks as well as Open Text Media Management, work with the Curator to address other cataloging issues as discovered and other duties as assigned. This position will work approximately 20 - 30 hours a week from June to August.


Community college student with coursework in film studies, film history, moving image archive studies or library science preferred. Live in or attend college in Los Angeles County. Availability to fulfill 400 paid hours over the course of twelve weeks between June and August 2021, not including optional and required educational events. Strong computer skills with database experience. Excellent written communication and organizational skills with attention to detail.  Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Self-motivated, dependable, and efficient with good problem-solving skills. Ability to lift/move moderately heavy boxes (20 lbs.) and other objects to and from high and low shelves as well as sit at a computer and enter data for long periods of time.


The Academy Foundation organizes and oversees the educational, cultural, and preservation programs of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This includes the Academy Film Archive, Margaret Herrick Library, and the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, opening in April 2021. The Academy Film Archive is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, documentation, exhibition, and study of motion pictures and is home to one of the most diverse and extensive motion picture collections in the world. 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume or CV through https://www.oscars.org/careers