Call for applications: Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award, 2021-2022

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the ninth VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. 

The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students and recent graduates preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $3,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. It also provides $1,000 for professional development, and a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association

Candidates should apply after developing a project with a specific collection and prospective supervisor. Priority will be given to applicants who submit projects that support art historical or related visual cultural heritage research and scholarship. The VRAF Internship Award Committee favors opportunities in which the intern may integrate skills acquired during the course of his or her academic training to manage a project from beginning to end, with the host institution receiving needed help in making valuable but hidden cultural collections visible. Projects that would not occur without funding for an intern may be given special consideration. A complete description of the internship and application instructions are available at:

In this unpredictable and unfamiliar time of COVID-19, it is clear that remote work and research are dependent upon online collections. VRAF believes that there are many learning opportunities for interns to help provide scholarly and public access to collections by working remotely if needed in the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Applications are due on July 23, 2021.
 The award recipient for 2021-2022 will be announced on August 16, 2021. 


Spring/Summer 2021 Virtual Internships Pt. 2

Hello VREPS! Are you looking for a *paid, virtual* internship for spring or summer 2021? Check out one of the opportunities below to see if there’s something that fits your interest! Please note none of these are ‘sponsored’ by VREPS, so if you’re interested, you should contact the institutions directly. We’ll be keeping an eye out for new postings, so if none of these ‘catch your eye’, be sure to keep a watch on the blog for future opportunities!

Smithsonian Libraries & Archives 50th Anniversary Internships

From the ad: These paid, virtual opportunities will be available for Summer 2021. Internships are eight weeks in length but may be performed part-time of full-time (see specific project details). Exact appointment dates are flexible and dependent on the student and intern supervisor’s schedules. The following project areas are available: Advancement, Born Digital Collections, Cataloging, Communications, and Digital Curation. Stipend levels are $600/week full-time or a rate of $15/hour for part-time. The application deadline is March 1, 2021.

National Foundation on the Arts & Humanities, Pathways Intern – Humanities Programs

From the ad: Pathways Student Interns will perform some and/or all of the following duties in support of the various offices and divisions within the NEH:

  • Assists in day-to-day operations through performing a mixture of routine and sometimes complex tasks.
  • Performs a variety of program support functions, such as inputting, assigning, maintaining, monitoring, or updating work products and records as well as administering and performing other support activities.
  • Assists in developing material for briefings, reports, presentations and conferences for division/office staff and supervisors.
  • Assists in collecting, organizing and maintaining program and/or functional documentation and materials.
  • Prepares a variety of correspondence, memoranda, and information.
  • Participates in support of panel meetings, briefings, and other NEH events.

Interns are paid $12.34 to $15.44 per hour, and applications are due by February 25th, 2021.

Spring/Summer 2021 Virtual Internships Pt. 1

Hello VREPS! Are you looking for a *paid, virtual* internship for spring or summer 2021? Check out one of the opportunities below to see if there’s something that fits your interest! Please note none of these are ‘sponsored’ by VREPS, so if you’re interested, you should contact the institutions directly. We’ll be keeping an eye out for new postings, so if none of these ‘catch your eye’, be sure to keep a watch on the blog for future opportunities!

Virtual Archiving Internship – Rockefeller Brothers Fund

From the ad: “The Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) seeks an Archiving Intern to help build a multimedia library for internal use by RBF staff. Using the RBF’s existing file management platforms and/or open source technology, the intern will develop and design a framework to process and make discoverable 50,000 photo and video files.” Apply by February 12th, 2021, starts ~February 2021, paid but rate unlisted.

Summer Internship – Slavery, History, Memory, and Reconciliation (Jesuits) – Jesuits Central and Southern Province

**Not quite VISUAL RESOURCE related, but any experience is good experience in “these trying times,” am I right? From the ad: “Depending upon previous experience, skills, and interests, the intern will have the opportunity to contribute to SHMR in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to: historical research on the lived experiences of the enslaved people whom the Jesuits owned; genealogical research to identify descendants of people enslaved to the Jesuits; and social media communications. Candidates who have language skills in Latin, French, Spanish, German, and Dutch or Flemish may assist with translating foreign language documents.” Apply by March 15, 2021, starts May 24th, $13/hour.

Paid Internships – National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art, located in Washington, D.C., is offering paid internships for their 2021-2022 internship program. The application deadline is February 28, 2021. These internships are open to all undergrad and graduate students.

For their nine-month graduate internships, interns will work on-site or hybrid from September to May (depending on the COVID situation, the experience may be hybrid). As per their website, “Working closely with professional staff at the Gallery, interns participate in the ongoing work of the museum, complete a project or a discrete portion of a larger project, and attend a weekly seminar that introduces the staff, departments, programs, and functions of the Gallery.” Interns receive a stipend of approximately $26,000.

The National Gallery of Art will also offer 2021 Virtual Summer Internships. As per their site, “Nine-week virtual summer internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head. Biweekly museum seminars introduce interns to the broad spectrum of museum work, and to Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions.” Interns must be available for the entire nine weeks, 40 hours per week, and will receive a stipend of approximately $4,500.

Paid Internship: Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs Art Museum is participating in the Association of Art Museum Directors Paid College Internship Program in 2020.

The Program:
The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) announced that it has selected the 10 art museums, including the Palm Springs Art Museum (PSAM), which will host its class of 2020 interns, the second year of the Association’s paid internship program. Each institution will host an intern for 12 weeks between June – August 2020 and provide a focal point for those interns’ work and career development in different museum departments, as well as create a mentorship opportunity to support the student during their internship.

AAMD’s program is designed to engage college students from underrepresented backgrounds, to encourage and nurture their career opportunities in the art museum field—while providing the financial
support necessary to make participation in an internship possible.
The interns will receive a stipend of $6300 (gross), paid bi-weekly, and will be encouraged to attend two professional development seminars (with costs covered through a paid travel grant).

The Palm Springs Art Museum:
Palm Springs Art Museum (PSAM) creates transformative experiences that expand our understanding of ourselves and the world. Our collections, exhibitions, and programs connect people to the art and culture of our community and time. We foster and inspire reflection and renewal for local, national, and global audiences. An American Alliance of Museums accredited institution, Palm Springs Art Museum, founded in 1938,
presents exhibitions and special installations; acquires or commissions works for the permanent collection; screens films of international origin; hosts live theatre and solo performances; and last year welcomed a quarter million visitors, including over 6,000 schoolchildren who participated in tours and arts education programming.

The main museum facility in Palm Springs opened in 1976. Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert—a LEED-certified structure—opened in 2012. In 2014, the Architecture and Design Center opened, helping to revitalize downtown Palm Springs and preserve the community’s Mid‐Century architectural heritage. Exhibitions range from major special exhibitions to smaller focused presentations, in all media and all of the museum’s areas of emphasis: Architecture and Design, Art of the West in the Americas, Modern & Contemporary Art, and Photography. Public Programs relating to all of our exhibitions feature artists, curators, and scholars in lectures and gallery talks. Gallery talks also highlight unique works in the collection.

The Internship Position:
The Internship main mentor will be Rochelle Steiner, Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs, who leads the newly integrated content departments – curatorial, collections, exhibitions and education – however, the intern will interact with various senior staff members.
The intern will be hosted within either the Curatorial or Education department, depending on the successful applicant’s interests and strengths. This match will be determined during the recruitment process.

The role may include the following:

If focused on Curatorial, working in conjunction with a curatorial staff member to:

  • Understand current guidelines for information dissemination within the galleries; identify works in most need of information; research works in Collection and write interpretive labels. Emphasis will be placed on information about works by artists of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Advance the Museum’s Collection Diversity study—we have begun a study to research and study the backgrounds of artists in our collection so that these backgrounds can be acknowledged and celebrated, as well as expanded upon in future collecting priorities.

If focused on Education, working in conjunction with an education department staff member to:

  • Contribute towards the planning and execution of Teen Docent training, Art Camp training and community programs
  • Assist with the curriculum and ensure that educational standards for students are met.

Professional Development Opportunity:
Each AAMD intern will have the opportunity to participate in two professional development gatherings during their internship with the intern’s mentor from the Palm Springs Art Museum. This will give the interns opportunities to network with each other and with other museum professionals. The first professional development gathering will occur during the American Alliance of Museum’s (AAM) annual conference in San Francisco. The orientation program will take place on May 17, 2020. Interns will also be registered for a one year membership to AAM and for the entirety of the conference. The second professional development gathering will take place TBD on a Friday in August 2020. Exact date and location will be made known as soon as possible.

Who may apply?
The internship is open to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in art history, arts education, museum studies, architectural studies, or other art-related fields. Familiarity with, and interest in modern and contemporary art, art of the West, and/or Native American art is strongly desired. Writing skills are important.

Palm Springs Art Museum welcomes applicants of all backgrounds and expressions, and strongly encourages individuals from historically underrepresented communities to apply for this internship. As PSAM is the largest cultural institution in the Coachella Valley, applicants who are residents of the Coachella Valley and greater Riverside County are encouraged to apply.

Application Process:
The intern will be selected through an application and interview process to work closely with the curators, educators, and other staff members on projects relating to the museum’s collections or education programs.

Please submit the following:

  • Your resume
  • Your academic transcript
  • Names and contact information for two references
  • Brief letter (one page) stating why you are interested in the internship and why it would be of value to you.

Applicants need not be a U.S. citizen, however the successful applicant must make his/her own arrangements to legally enter the U.S. for the period of the internship. A full time commitment of 12 weeks is required.

Please submit application materials by email to

Application deadline: March 15, 2020 and a selection will be made by April 10, 2020 after a Skype interview and reference checks.

The AAMD intern is expected to reside in Palm Springs or greater Coachella Valley for the duration of the summer internship, and will receive an honorarium of $6,300 (gross), paid bi-weekly. Additional funds will be provided for the Professional Development travel opportunity.

2020 Paid Summer Library Internship: Marvel Entertainment

Job ID 747403BR
Location New York, New York, United States
Business Marvel Entertainment
Date posted Feb. 11, 2020

Job Summary:

Marvel is looking for interns to help run its in-house library. Our library contains comics throughout Marvel’s long publishing history, which is the foundation upon which our current comics and even our film and television properties are based. Employees often refer back to older comics to proof collections of comics, provide character references to artists, research story ideas and find images for new publications and web articles. The library interns fulfill requests for comics and collections from members of the office and update the catalog of the library collection, ensuring employees have quick and easy access to the material in our library.


Library interns are responsible for the day-to-day activity of circulating comics and books – pulling comics and collections requested by members of the office and placing those comics and collections back into library after they are returned. Additionally, the library interns catalog newly published comics and collections, adding information about them into our library database and placing the books in the proper locations within the library. Older comics and collections already present in the library collection but not yet in our database also are catalogued as we work to ensure all material in the library is documented and accessible. The library catalog is used to easily search for, retrieve, check in and check out all reference comics. Library interns are involved in every step of the process, helping to mold the most accessible system possible.

Basic Qualifications:

Marvel library interns must have a strong interest in library science with a clear understanding of the cataloging and care of comics. Interns must be able to work independently and solve problems. Marvel prefers students who have had experience working in a library.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Resume must outline other internships, degrees earned, work experience, related clubs and organizations, current major course of study, expected graduation date and extracurricular activities.
  • Cover letter must include a personal introduction, and days/times available during internship period.
  • Preferred Junior or Senior-level standing
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Required Education

  • Enrolled in a Library Science program through College/University byarrival date

Additional Information:

Internship Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.

Program Dates:The internship will start in May – August with flexibility as needed based on academic calendars.

Housing & Transportation:This internship is located in New York, NY. All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.

Apply Here!

Two Paid Internships: Audiovisual Preservation & Data Rescue

George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data is a leading provider of audio, moving image, and data preservation and digitization services. Each month our studio reformats over 15,000 audiovisual media materials housed on decaying and obsolete media to a variety of digital formats. Our clients consist of libraries, museums, archives, and private collectors, both nationally and internationally.

We take great pride in the reputation of our work to provide quality playback and digitization while adhering to current preservation standards. Our staff works together in teams, with each member contributing years of experience and the particular strengths of their field, whether as a professional audio/video engineer, preservation specialist, or service/technical professional. Our company also contributes to research in the field of preservation and serves on standards and technical committees for many organizations.

2020 Summer Internship
With our new, larger facility comes a larger need for the care and preservation of archival collections. We welcome applicants for the summer of 2020 internship to bring your ideas and help us turn theory into practice!

We will offer two paid internships in the areas of audiovisual preservation and data rescue and recovery. During this period, the interns will gain an understanding of the processes of audiovisual and data preservation reformatting, and have the opportunity to contribute to a particular area of preservation work of their choosing. The internships will each result in a professional level project. Past interns have conducted preservation research and documentation, created shipping and storage guidelines, participated in conservation treatments of materials, and more!

We take great care in interviewing prospective interns.  Our goal is to make the internship a valuable experience for both parties, as the interns will work directly with the Project Managers.  Applicants should be prepared to discuss what aspects of audio and moving image preservation they wish to learn more about, and expect some give and take as we explore how those interests can be met within the day-to-day operations of our organization. Please be advised that interns will NOT be allowed to digitize client materials.

AMIA Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship
We are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA). This year, GBAVFD is a host site for AMIA’s Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program. AMIA Fellows may complete their internship at GBAVFD if accepted into both programs.

Eligibility & Requirements
This internship is open to recent graduates and currently enrolled students working towards a graduate degree in archival science, preservation, library and information science, or a similar area of study. Experience with audiovisual materials and a grounding in current digital stewardship practices is preferred.

To be considered as an applicant, individuals must be eligible to work in the United States and be able to commit to six to eight consecutive weeks of full-time work between May 1st and August 30th and complete 250 hours. The intern will receive a $4,000 stipend.

Candidates should submit a résumé, the names and contact information of two references relevant to the area of interest, and a cover letter with a statement describing the applicant’s interest in audiovisual and/or data preservation, their goals for the internship, and a proposed project with a quantifiable result (ex. a report, a presentation, etc.) via email with “Your Name – Summer Internship” in the subject line. Please also indicate if you are applying for the AMIA Fellowship.

Please submit your application no later than March 15, 2020. Selection will be made by April 15, 2020.

Application materials should be sent to:
Biz Maher Gallo, Manager of Audiovisual Preservation
George Blood, L. P.
502 West Office Center Drive,
Fort Washington, PA 19034
(215) 248-2100

Paid Spring & Summer Internships!!

Digital Preservation (Archive Digitization) Internship

Where: Washington, D.C.
Description: National Geographic Society is seeking an archive intern to join and support our Digital Preservation Archive team. The aim of the Digital Preservation Archive Digitization Internship is to provide experience in an archival digitization project. Interns will have the opportunity to learn archival preservation, still image digitization for cultural heritage, and digital asset management practices. Start Date: June 1, 2020 (no exceptions), End Date: August 7, 2020.
Deadline to apply: All applications must be submitted by 3/13/20 – Offers will go out by April 10, 2020.
Apply Here!

Outer Banks History Center’s David Stick Internship

Where: Manteo, North Carolina
Description: The David Stick Internship, sponsored by the Friends of the Outer Banks History Center, is a fully-funded summer position with the Outer Banks History Center (OBHC) in Manteo, N.C. This is a 10-week, full time position performing archival work for the OBHC. The intern will be paid a $4,000 stipend. Additionally, local housing can be arranged for the intern at a low cost. The David Stick Intern will assist the archivists of the OBHC in completing a variety of projects.
Deadline to apply: The application closes Friday, February 28th, at 5pm.
Apply Here!

Emerging Art Leaders Internship, Library Cataloging (Summer 2020, Paid)

Where: Chicago, Illinois
Description: Do you find yourself at the intersections of art history and information?  Does the idea of creating and maintaining meticulously organized systems excite you? If so, then the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries invites you to apply for their Emerging Art Leaders Internship for Summer 2020. As a cataloging intern, you will work in Ex Libris Alma and OCLC Connexion to import, edit, and enhance MARC bibliographic records using Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), the LC/NACO Authority File, and the cataloging instructions found in Resource Description and Access (RDA). You will also create call numbers using Library of Congress Classification (LCC) and work on projects to maintain existing data in the library catalog. During the course of this internship you will work alongside art library professionals and gain hands-on experience with the various functions of technical services including acquisitions, cataloging, serials maintenance, and physical processing.
Deadline to apply: For fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by Monday, March 16 at 5:00 p.m. CST.
Apply Here!

Emerging Art Leaders Internship, Library Reader Services (Summer 2020, Paid)

Where: Chicago, Illinois
Description: Do you find yourself at the intersections of art history and information?  Does the idea of creating and maintaining meticulously organized systems excite you? If so, then the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries invites you to apply for their Emerging Art Leaders Internship for Summer 2020. As the Reader Services intern, your role is two-fold. You will use growing knowledge of the Libraries’ special collections to research and identify museum-quality objects and will provide excellent reference assistance in-person, by phone and email, and remotely through carefully designed digital resources. You will work in collaboration with professionals across library departments and in consultation with the Director of Libraries to earn hands-on training in multiple areas of art librarianship, including reference duties, collection management, electronic resources management, metadata creation, and primary research on library materials.
Deadline to apply: For fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by Monday, March 16 at 5:00 p.m. CST.
Apply Here!

African American Collecting Initiative Internship

Where: Washington, D.C.
Description: The Archives of American Art seeks candidates to assist with an African American collecting initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. A $6,500 stipend, based on a full-time, ten-week schedule, is available for this internship. We encourage minority candidates to apply. Interns will assist the Luce Initiative Archivist with processing new archival acquisitions that broaden and deepen the Archives’ resources for the study of African American art.
Apply Here!

Archives Intern, Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc

Where: New York, NY
Description: The intern will work closely with the Director of Digital Archival Projects on several initiatives, including: Arranging and indexing the digital records of a Phototeque documenting the activities of a gallery in early 20th century France; Indexing the digital records and research material of a catalogue raisonné published in the 1950s; Assisting the WPI’s team on current archival projects; Drafting blog and Instagram posts on the WPI’s archives. We request a commitment of 15 hours a week, which will be compensated at a rate of $20.00/hour. At least half of this time–but ideally all–will take place on Monday afternoons, Tuesdays, and/or Wednesdays, The selected applicant is welcome to begin the internship as early as March 1st. We expect the internship to last approximately three months or 180 hours. Learn more here!
How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to

American Indian / Alaska Native Student Summer Internship

Each summer the Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) in Little Rock, AR, hosts three tribally-affiliated student interns for an eight-week period in June and July. Interns work at least 25 hours per week in the Center doing basic archival and research work under the direction of Center staff.

The goal of the internship program is to provide students an experiential learning environment in which to acquire an understanding of the value of archives and the research potential of the collections of the Center and to engage in academic research and practical archival activities related to tribal culture, society, and issues. Interns are expected to demonstrate the value of their experience through a summary report of work, finding aids for collections, or reports of research or other written work that may be shared with their home institutions.


Students must be affiliated with a federally-recognized tribe, have completed 60 college hours, and be in good standing at their home institutions of higher learning.

Application materials:

  • Personal statement of at least 250 words expressing why the intern experience would be beneficial to the student’s academic or career goals
  • Unofficial copy of the student’s academic transcript
  • Resume or CV
  • Recommendation letter from the head of the student’s major department or from another relevant academic official.

To assist the student in meeting expenses during the two-month tenure of the internship, the Center provides on-campus housing and $2,000 to defray other living expenses. A call for applications will go out early each year with a deadline of March 15. For additional information, contact us at

Dates for 2020 internships:

March 16, 2020: Application due.

April 1, 2020: Applicants will be notified.

June 2, 2020: First day of internship

July 24, 2020: Last day of internship

Apply Here!

Paid Records Management Internship at Guardian Life Insurance Company

Internship Overview 

Our Internship Program is a paid 10-week learning experience, in
Bethlehem, PA, where you will be immersed in the daily environment of a thriving Fortune 250 global financial services company.  

You will gain invaluable industry and organizational knowledge through daily business interactions and job assignments, in addition to engaging in projects that directly affect our business, interact with senior leaders in conversational settings, and network with employees and interns across our regional offices. 

Apply Here!

Position Summary

Join the world of records and data/information management. You will work with a team of Guardian professionals on critical projects that synergize with Iron Mountain, a Fortune 1000 company dedicated to information asset management. From records certification to disposal and information asset reconciliation you will have the opportunity to learn about records management from a variety of interesting vantage points.

  • Assist in the analysis of user access rights
  • Review reports and identify access discrepancies
  • Develop plan to remediate
  • Provide summary report
  • Provide support for the annual destruction project
  • Communicate with records owners and suppliers
  • Reconcile updates and available upon request


  • High level of capability in MS Office
  • High level of capability in the navigation of web-based information systems
  • Focused and detail oriented
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and willingness to take ownership of assigned tasks and projects
  • Finance or STEM major; Humanities majors with one year of college level math and science also encouraged to apply

~Housing is not provided~

Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization. F-1 visa holders with Optional Practical Training (OPT) who will require H-1B status, TNs, or current H-1B visa holders will not be considered.  H1-B and green card sponsorship is not available for this position.

Company Overview

Guardian has been helping people protect their futures and secure their lives for more than 150 years. Every day, we serve approximately 27 million people through a range of insurance and financial products. As one of the largest mutual insurance companies, we know what matters most: putting the needs of our customers first. Because everyone deserves a Guardian. Learn more about Guardian at

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Paid Archives Internships!

Archives Summer Internship
Where: Bucks County Historical Society in Doylestown, PA
Application Deadline: February 7, 2020
Link to Posting:
Link to Application:
Description: The Bucks County Historical Society seeks a graduate-level intern to assist in processing its oversized archival collections, including maps, photographs, and certificates related to Bucks County and beyond. The project will involve a variety of archival processing tasks, including arrangement, foldering, numbering, and cataloging the objects into the organization’s database, CuadraSTAR.

Corporate Archives Internship
Where: Shure (audio products) in Niles, IL
Application Deadline: N/A
Link to Application:
Description: The Corporate Archives Intern will report to the Corporate Librarian/Archivist and will also work with the Corporate Photographer.  The primary projects for this internship include:Ongoing growth and promotion of digital assets for both Corporate Archives and Corporate Photography using Widen Collective; Processing and cataloging collection backlog; Transcription of oral histories; Rehousing and reshelving collection materials; Processing ongoing donations; Assisting with ongoing Corporate Photography projects.

Kathryn Turner Diversity & Technology Internship
Where: National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
Eligibility Criteria: This paid internship program is open to students who are currently enrolled in a bachelor’s level program in a relevant major at a Historically Black College or University, or students who have graduated in the past six months.
Application Deadline: January 17th, 2020
Link to Application:
Description: This full-time, 10-week program allows a student enrolled at a Historically Black College or University with a background in computer science to sharpen his/her skills and gain real world experience in the largest museum library system in the world.

Paid Summer Archives Internship 2020: LucasFilm Post-Production

Job ID: 732071BR Location: San Francisco, California, United States Business: Lucasfilm Date posted: Dec. 18, 2019

Job Summary:

The Lucasfilm Archive is home of over 100,000 moving image items that span the entire existence of Lucasfilm Ltd. In order to preserve the material for future generations an Asset Rehousing and Cataloging Project is currently underway. A summer intern would be responsible for assisting in this project. Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, rehousing film elements into new archival storage, identifying film elements from productions such as “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones”, vinegar testing acetate material, and updating cataloging records. Our intern can expect to gain experience in the everyday workings of a major film archive and develop skills in how to properly handle and inspect film and video material.

Housed on beautiful Skywalker Ranch, the Lucasfilm Archive is home of the audiovisual material for such legendary films as the Star Wars Trilogy and the Indiana Jones Saga. The Archive is responsible for collecting, cataloging, and maintaining the creative endeavors of Lucasfilm, as well as supporting current business needs in a studio post production pipeline.


  • Creating lists of inventoried collections
  • Collection research utilizing in-house dataset and outside sources
  • Inspection, inventory, and cataloging of archival materials
  • General support for department activities related to preservation

Basic Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse personalities.
  • Strong time management skills; Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and in team settings with a positive, pro-active attitude

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience identifying film elements
  • Knowledge of common cataloging standards
  • Basic film handling skills

Required Education

Candidates must currently be pursuing a Bachelors (or similar) degree OR have graduated from such a program within the past 6 months. The Lucasfilm Archive seeks a student intern interested in Film Archives, Library Science or Museum studies. Ideal candidates are hard working with a positive attitude, interested in a studio archive or film preservation profession, and work well as part of a team.

Additional Information:

Program Eligibility

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Unrestricted work authorization
  • Available full-time from May – August
  • Ability to provide own relocation, housing and transportation. Position is located in San Francisco, CA. (Skywalker Ranch -5858 Lucas Valley Road, Nicasio, CA 94956)
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program at a college/university taking at least one class in the semester prior to participation in the internship program, or recently graduated within six months at time of application


There is no guarantee to become full-time or contract employee following the internship.

Apply Now! or Apply Later!

About Lucasfilm:

Lucasfilm is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company’s activities include visual effects, audio post-production and cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Lucasfilm.

Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.