The San Francisco Bay Area offers many internship opportunities to get your career started, even before you put on a cap and gown.
Internship: Unpaid for college credit
Canyon Cinema Foundation seeks interns with experience in areas of filmmaking & film handling and/or interested in the histories of avant-garde/experimental/independent filmmaking represented in our collection. A major area for intern involvement with Canyon Cinema is in handling, inspection, and care for the collection of (mostly 16mm) film prints being distributed to educators and exhibitors. This work offers interns an opportunity to gain experience in film handling, film archival and preservation practices, as well as a chance to closely learn more about the films in this collection. If interested, interns are also given the opportunity to support Canyon’s public programming, online promotions and publicity.
Compensation: Unpaid, for college credit
Commitment: 4-5 hr up to 21 hr per week during 9 a.m-5 p.m.business hours; minimum internship length 6 -12 weeks.
Location: Canyon Cinema Foundation, 1777 Yosemite Avenue,Suite 210, SF CA 94124
To Apply: Please send a resume or cv, along with a letter or statement about your interest in Canyon Cinema to email@example.com.
Internship with Experimental Documentary LGBT Filmmaker and Historian
I'm looking for an intern (unpaid) to assist me with cataloguing paper files, scanning archival film reviews and general overall organizing of my personal archive. This internship will involve a commitment of approximately 7-10 hours per week for 8-10 weeks, possibly longer, with work to be done primarily in my Bernal Heights home office ideally on Fridays and/or Saturdays.
I'm terrific at working with interns and giving solid value back to you in return — education, experience, connections and a great item to add to your resume — in exchange for your hard work. This is a unique opportunity for students interested in LGBT film history (part of the internship is related to my vintage LGBT movie poster collection and my decades of research on LGBT cinema). I am also a respected experimental documentary filmmaker (five time Sundance alum).
I need someone smart and reliable who has good organizational skills and can roll up their sleeves to work with a bunch of dusty old paper materials.
To Apply: Please send resume, brief note about areas of professional interest/career goals, with contact details and availability (weekdays, weekends, etc.) to Jenni Olson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Oddball Films is a unique stock footage company specializing in providing offbeat and eclectic footage for feature films, documentaries, broadcast television and other projects. We acquire, archive and supply footage for major creative projects across the globe.
We are searching for exceptionally motivated individuals to train in researching, film and digital image archiving, film and video logging, off-line time code editing, database entry and other technical and related media skills. This is not a production position. This position is unpaid. College credit is required. International students must have J-1 visa.
This is an intensive hands-on internship. You will be trained and leave here with real world skills. Past interns have received scholarships to New York University’s Moving Image Preservation Program, furthered their studies at the L Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at the George Eastman House, received grants from the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and now have positions at Oddball Films, the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, Lucasfilm, Witness, Canyon Cinema, the Stanford Archives of Recorded Sound, Current TV and the National Archives.
What You Will Learn
- Digitizing, archiving and making accessible archival materials
- Cleaning, repairing and archiving 16mm and 35mm film elements
- How to maintain digital databases
- Principles of time code
- Logging and metadata procedures
- How to work with digital files
- Off-line editing
- Researching our analog and digital archive
- Tech and computer savvy
- Basic knowledge of film and video systems
- Basic understanding of migrating analog (tape) and digital files
- Background in archiving, history, library science or moving image studies
- Self directed and the ability to work independently
- Organized and detail-oriented
- Excellent written and communication skills
- Reliable and dependable
Minimum commitment required. You must be currently enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate college or university program and earn credit for your internship.
Compensation: Unpaid, for college credit
To Apply: Email us a brief letter of interest with highlights of your skills and a resume to media@oddballfilms with “Archive Intern” in the subject field.
Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.