Philadelphia, PA: Summer Internship, George Blood Audio/Video/Film

George Blood Audio/Video/Film is offering a paid internship for summer 2014.  Please see the announcement below and the enclosed flyer.

George Blood Audio and Video is a leading provider of audiovisual and moving image preservation and digitization services. Every month our Philadelphia studio reformats over 10,000 hours of recordings 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 work 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.

For the summer of 2014, we will offer a six to eight week paid internship to a graduate student currently working towards a degree in archival science, preservation, library/information science, or a similar area of study. The intern will gain an understanding of the processes of audiovisual preservation reformatting, and have the opportunity to contribute to a particular area of preservation work of their choosing. The internship will 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.

Candidates should submit a résumé, the names and contact information of two references, and a cover letter with a statement describing the applicant’s interest in audiovisual preservation, their goals for the internship, and a proposed project with a quantifiable result (ex. a report, a presentation, etc). The applicant should also include a preferred starting date and any possible scheduling conflicts. Interns typically work Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm (40 hrs/week).

We take great care in interviewing prospective interns. Our goal is to make the internship a valuable experience for both parties. The intern will work directly with the Registrar/Preservation Administrator. Applicants should be prepared to discuss what aspects of audio and video 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.

Please submit your application no later than April 18th, 2014.
Application materials should be sent to:

Martha Horan
Registrar
George Blood Audio/Video/Film
21 West Highland Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 248-2100
martha.horan(at)georgeblood.com