Thursday, November 8, 2007

New! Film Preservation Lab Internship Offering

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Motion Picture
Preservation Laboratory is proud to announce the establishment of an
internship program to provide instruction and educational opportunities
within the field of moving image preservation. The internship program
is designed to provide students who are pursuing a career in film
preservation with guidance and hands on training in technical aspects of
laboratory work during a three-month period at NARA's College Park, MD

The intent of this internship is to provide up to three students during
a yearly period an opportunity to obtain applied experience in
laboratory preservation processes. The intern will be assisting in
routine inspection work of collections, timing, cleaning, printing,
developing, and quality control of newly created elements in the Motion
Picture Preservation Lab. By the end of the internship the individual
will be able to work independently and complete projects within the lab.

Primarily, interns will be trained by the lab supervisor, but will also
work with staff for additional guidance and instruction. The start
date, end date, and number of hours to be completed for the internship
is to be determined by the individual, their academic institutional
requirements, and the lab supervisor. Internships will only be
available to one person at a time over a three month period during the
Fall, Spring, and Summer. The first internship will be for this coming
Spring. The application deadlines are January 15th for Spring, April
15th for Summer, and July 15th for Fall.

To be eligible the student must be enrolled in a full or part time
bachelor seeking, graduate level, or equivalent program geared toward
dynamic media preservation, archival administration, or museum studies.
The student must carry a GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) and provide
demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in film preservation. At
this time, due to security restrictions, only U.S. citizens may apply.

A complete application package must include a cover letter stating the
area of interest, a resume, official transcripts and a letter of
recommendation from an educational faculty member.

Applications may be sent directly to Criss Kovac at:
8601 Adelphi Rd.
College Park, MD 20740
Fax (301) 837-3703

For more information please visit NARA's internship site at: or contact Criss Kovac directly
via phone ((301) 837-0496) or email ( )

Criss Kovac
Supervisory Motion Picture Preservation Specialist
National Archives and Records Administration
(301) 837-0496

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