NYU's MA Program in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Seeks Internship Sites

METRO members and affiliates may be interested in the following announcement from NYU's MA Program in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation
NYU’s MA Program in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) seeks internship sites for  Fall 2011 and Spring 2012.

We are looking for internship opportunities working with audiovisual material (or mixed collections). Our priority for Spring 2011-Fall 2012 is internships in New York City-area libraries, since we have a grant from IMLS that will provide student financial support for this type of internship. We will also be looking for library-based internships outside of NYC but within the U.S. for Summer 2012.
MIAP students are uniquely trained to manage and preserve collections of film, video, new media, and other digital works. This graduate program provides prospective collection managers and archivists with an international, comprehensive education in the theories, methods, and practices of moving image archiving and preservation. While the program is focused primarily on media preservation, it is with an understanding of the importance of ancillary materials that may exist in other forms.

If you are interested in hosting a MIAP student as an intern in your collection either in Spring 2011 or in the future, please contact MIAP coordinator Alicia Kubes at alicia.kubes@nyu.edu or 212-998-1618

The internship project must contribute substantially to the student’s learning, and the sponsor can expect a an intern that will bring dedication and focus to his or her tasks, and who is intensely engaged with issues of moving image preservation.

Examples of internship work will include, but not be limited to, such tasks as:
  • assessing a collection
  • sorting and organization of a collection
  • cataloging media or related materials
  • inspection, cleaning, and/or repair of moving image materials
  • tasks relating to media re-formatting
  • writing treatment plans
Jason Kucsma
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