Internship Opportunity

Smithsonian seeks paid intern for Audiovisual program…Deadline soon!

Audiovisual Archives Internship

Application Deadline Extended to March 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM

The Archives Center Film Processing and Digitization Project seeks to arrange, describe, and preserve the Center’s deteriorating film holdings in the face of environmental instability and format degradation. The Archives Center holds 4958 motion picture films in its collections, the majority of which are unprocessed, undigitized, and inaccessible to researchers. In 2016, Smithsonian Institution Archives partnered with the Smithsonian audiovisual archives interest group to produce an extensive survey of audiovisual collections across the Smithsonian. The resulting Pan-Institutional Survey of Audiovisual Collections helped the Archives Center identify how many films are in its holdings, alongside relevant data about film format, estimated footage, and number of reels per motion picture. The survey lacks, however, crucial information central to identifying and tracking the films, such as updated shelf location, Archives Center collection name/number, and item-level description. Building on the foundation set forth by the Pan-Institutional Survey of Audiovisual Collections, the Archives Center seeks an intern to survey the films in our holdings and identify the following: collection the film belongs to, whether the collection has been processed, physical condition of the film, and any preliminary data garnered from the container/housing. This is an essential first step in our process to extend intellectual control over the film assets in our holdings. In the future, the Archives Center will arrange and describe all unprocessed films and outsource the digitization of high-priority films to an external vendor.

Goal: Overall, this internship is a professional learning experience that aims to provide hands-on experience identifying, handling, and inventorying motion picture film; insight into real-world challenges impacting the stewardship and preservation of audiovisual archival collections; and experience working in a professional archival setting.

Anticipated Learning Objectives: By the end of this internship, the intern will:

  • Develop a better understanding of the challenges inherent to collecting, maintaining, and preserving motion picture film.
  • Identify and assess physical condition for 4958 35mm, 16mm, and 8mm film reels.
  • Handle motion picture film according to professional best practices.
  • Complete a survey of film in the Archives Center’s storage rooms to aid in future arrangement, description, and digitization of film assets.

Expected Responsibilities: During the internship, the intern should expect to:

  • Conduct a survey of motion picture film in the Archives Center’s storage rooms, recording shelf location, container details, physical condition, and other contextual information for each reel.
  • Handle motion picture film throughout its life cycle.

Ideal Qualifications / Prerequisites: The ideal intern applicant is/has:  

  • Must be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a graduate program in Film Studies; Moving Image Archiving and Preservation; or Archives and Records Management with a focus on audiovisual preservation.
  • Knowledge of film formats, handling practices, and preservation issues encouraged, but not required.
  • Demonstrated experience using ArchivesSpace to create, edit, or review archival finding aids.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently

Audience: This internship is specialized, for individuals who have experience in this field. This internship is intended for 1 intern. Current and recent graduate students from a graduate program in Film Studies; Moving Image Archiving and Preservation; or Archives and Records Management with a focus on audiovisual preservation are encouraged to apply.

Timeline: This internship will take place during Summer 2020. This internship is expected to be full time.

Eligible for Academic Credit: Yes! Interns may receive program or course credit for this experience if approved by their educational institution. Though NMAH does not itself award credit, the Interns and Fellows Office will help coordinate the requirements for credit with the educational institution.

Optional Enrichment Opportunities: Interns are invited to participate in optional opportunities during the internship that support professional growth and foster understanding about the museum field.

Financial Information: This opportunity has a guaranteed stipend of $7,000. Additionally, selected interns will have the opportunity to apply for a stipend based on financial need; the amount of internship stipends depends on the amount of museum funds available and is at the discretion of NMAH. Internship stipends issued by the Smithsonian are not considered salary or meant as compensation, but are awarded to help defray living expenses for an intern during the term of their appointment. If an intern is awarded a stipend, stipends cannot be distributed before the start of an internship, and we typically recommend that an intern has at least enough external funding to cover the first month’s expenses to accommodate the wait time required in stipend processing. To learn more, please check out our Internship FAQ page.

Paid Internship Opportunity

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts seeks intern…

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

JEAN CUSHWA COLLEGE INTERNSHIP
The Jean Cushwa College Internship at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is offered to one qualified college student who is majoring in Fine Art, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies, or a similar field of study. The intern will become familiar with the day-to-day operations of the WCMFA and contribute to a variety of museum projects and functions, under the supervision of the Museum staff. The work of the intern will support WCMFA art collections, exhibition planning and management, and/or art education program activities. All interns, regardless of prior experience, will receive an overview of the Museum’s operations as well as specific museum training in collections, exhibitions or art education management, and museum best practices. Interns will benefit from an introduction to behind the scenes work of a professional art museum, and
from the opportunity to develop professional skills. The intern must submit to a background check/drug test.

The intern will be chosen by a Selection Committee, comprised of representatives from the WCMFA’s Board of Trustees, Board of Advisors, Director, and Staff. The internship is funded through the Jean Cushwa Art
Internship Fund.

The intern will receive a stipend of up to $1,000.
To apply: Please submit the following required materials by April 3, 2020:
 Résumé
 Current, official transcript
 Letter of interest (cover letter)
 One letter of recommendation from a professor or advisor
Send complete application* to educ.marketing@wcmfa.org. Zip file not necessary.
*Official transcript may be sent by your school separate from your application packet.
Subject line must be Cushwa Internship Application.
After conducting interviews, the Museum will notify the selected applicant no later than April 17, 2020.
Find this online at:

http://wcmfa.org/internship-and-scholarship-opportunities/

Questions may be directed to Jillian MacMaster at 301-739-5727 x 124 or educ.marketing@wcmfa.org.

Maryland’s Public Service Scholars Programs

Students may apply for all three programs using one application

The priority deadline to apply is January 15 (11:59pm)All applications must be submitted by March 1 (11:59pm)

The Governor’s Summer Internship Program (GSIP) introduces Maryland’s best and brightest college students to the challenges and rewards of working within state government.  Fellows are paid a stipend of $3,500 for their participation in the program.

The Sondheim Nonprofit Leadership Program introduces Maryland’s undergraduate and graduate students to the nonprofit sector.  Fellows are paid a stipend of $3,500 for their participation in the program.

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Fellows Program exposes Maryland’s college students to careers in the state sector within Maryland’s integrative transportation system.  Fellows of all majors are placed in full-time assignments in one of MDOT’s units, mentored by senior-level administrators.

With the knowledge gained at their placements, and through seminars, trips, and networking, fellows research and create a proposal to solve a transportation challenge.  The program is administered by the Shriver Center in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of Transportation.

Fellows are paid a stipend of $3,500 for their participation in the program.

https://publicservicescholars.umbc.edu/apply/

Summer photography job

Camp Starlight seeks digital photography specialist for this Summer…

Camp Starlight, a residential summer camp located in Northeast Pennsylvania about 2.5 hours from New York City, is seeking someone for a Summer photography position. This is a traditional 8-week overnight summer camp. The camp is looking to hire a Digital Photography Specialist for the Summer of 2019.

Camp dates are June 18th until August 15th. This is a live-in position where our digital photo specialist will teach the art of digital photo to our campers during the day and bond with their bunk of kids in the evenings. This position is great for anyone considering a future career in photography, teaching, or working with children, or just wants a summer surrounded by beautiful mountains while meeting people from all over the world! Each position includes a competitive salary, travel reimbursement, and we provide all housing and meals for each staff member! Below are a few links about the camp, in addition to the attached job description. This position could also be offered for credits toward your internship. Interviews are available by Skype after applications are reviewed. Links below:

Website-   www.campstarlight.com

Application-  https://starlight.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App

Aerial Tour—  http://www.campstarlight.com/soar/index.php?utm_source=desktop-flash-site&utm_medium=web&utm_content=flash-site-top-nav&utm_campaign=Soar-Over-Starlight

Above image courtesy of Camp Starlight

Internship opportunity

BmoreArt seeks intern for summer 2019…

BmoreArt, a local arts & culture publication, is currently looking for a photo/video intern to learn some marketing skills with me and immediately thought of your department. Positions are paid, or for credit at the student’s choice.

About BmoreArt:

BmoreArt is a community-based art publication that reflects the culture of Baltimore and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia. We provide creative and critical coverage of Baltimore’s cultural landscape and work with a diverse team of local writers, editors, and artists. The award-winning art magazine exists online and in print, and engages through social media and events.

We believe that Baltimore’s culture producers and creative makers deserve to be discussed, critiqued, and informed. BmoreArt covers the arts of the region on a daily basis and presents it to an engaged audience that is both local and global. Our mission is to build awareness, equity, and community through critical dialogue about art and culture.

Link for internship application:

http://www.bmoreart.com/2019/03/were-hiring-editorial-and-photo-marketing-interns.html

Upcoming internship deadline

Art museum internship deadline is approaching…

The deadline for the Cushwa College Internship at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD is fast approaching. The WCMFA must have received all materials from applicants by Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM. The internship provides an in-depth behind-the-scenes art museum learning experience, with potential work in curatorial and educational activities. The intern will receive a $1,000 stipend.

JEAN CUSHWA COLLEGE INTERNSHIP
The Jean Cushwa College Internship at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is offered to one qualified college student who is majoring in Fine Art, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies, or a similar field of
study.

The intern will become familiar with the day-to-day operations of the WCMFA and contribute to a variety of museum projects and functions, under the supervision of the Museum staff. The work of the intern will support WCMFA art collections, exhibition planning and management, and/or art education program activities. All interns, regardless of prior experience, will receive an overview of the Museum’s operations as
well as specific museum training in collections, exhibitions or art education management, and museum best practices.

Interns will benefit from an introduction to behind the scenes work of a professional art museum, and from the opportunity to develop professional skills. The intern must submit to a background check/drug test.

The intern will be chosen by a Selection Committee, comprised of representatives from the WCMFA’s Board of Trustees, Board of Advisors, Director, and Staff. The internship is funded through the Jean Cushwa Art
Internship Fund.

The intern will receive a stipend of up to $1,000.
To apply: Please submit the following required materials by April 5, 2019:
 Résumé
 Current, official transcript
 Letter of interest (cover letter)
 One letter of recommendation from a professor or advisor

Send complete application packet* to:
Jean Cushwa College Internship
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
P.O. Box 423
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21741
*Official transcript may be sent by your school separate from your application packet.
After conducting interviews, the Museum will notify the selected applicant no later than April 19, 2019.
Find this online at http://wcmfa.org/internship-and-scholarship-opportunities/.
Questions may be directed to Jillian MacMaster at 301-739-5727 x 124 or educ.marketing@wcmfa.org.