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The Academy Oral History Projects Department is seeking an organized, enthusiastic intern to assist the Oral History Projects department with metadata gathering and research and to support the development of cataloging workflows specifically for oral history interviews with notable filmmakers. The internship will focus on preparing audiovisual interviews that have been deposited at the Academy Film Archive for future access by scholars, researchers, curators, and the general public. Community college and undergraduate film students with a strong interest in moving image archival studies or library science with a focus on audiovisual archives are encouraged to apply. This internship also is part of Academy Gold, a summer internship enhancement program that incorporates learning opportunities including an intensive two-day orientation, weekly panels, networking events, workshops, screenings, and mentorship opportunities with Academy Members. To learn more, visit: www.oscars.org/gold.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Knowledge of and interest in international film history
  • Data entry and file management
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in and/or experience with cataloging/ data entry
  • Familiarity with spreadsheets (including Excel and Google Docs)
  • Ability to learn new software
  • Problem solving, multitasking, and project management skills


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, which recently opened in September 2021. The Academy’s Oral History Projects department records, collects, and preserves audio and visual interviews with the professionals who form the rich fabric of filmmaking history – from designers, documentarians, and executives to actors, animators, technicians, and composers.

How to Apply

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