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Archives Internship

Democracy Now! Internships are paid, 20 hour per week, temporary work placements to help students, people early in their careers and career changers to gain entry-level skills and experience in the fields of outreach, social media, education, fundraising, translation and archiving in a non-profit setting. Find out more about the Internship Program.

The Democracy Now! Archive internship program is structured for students and individuals interested in gaining hands on experience in the field of audio-visual archiving and preservation. Composed of over 70,000 media items, the archive contains books, photographs, artifacts and audio-visual materials such as field recordings, oral histories, interviews, and news footage from the 1980s to today.

An integral part of daily operations and production of Democracy Now!, the archive is also used as a resource by researchers, filmmakers, artists and educators. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in pursuing a career in media archives in a busy newsroom environment.

Upcoming Session Dates

January–June 2021

Activities

  • Catalog incoming video created by Democracy Now! producers and other independent media and news organizations
  • Process paper, magnetic tape and book collections
  • Digitize analog media
  • Process incoming news feeds
  • Other duties as needed

Educational Opportunities

  • Learn about access, storage, distribution and preservation issues in the field of audio-visual archives
  • Become familiar with archiving in an independent media and broadcast environment
  • Work with a rich collection of historical and cultural content
  • Learn strategies of facilitating the use of archival content in daily broadcast production.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Democracy Now! and commitment to its mission
  • Demonstrated interest in archiving or library science
  • Experience with basics of video and audio editing and compression
  • Proficiency with Mac OS X and Office suite or equivalent
  • Knowledge of relational database platforms
  • Familiarity with video codecs and open source audio-visual tools preferred
  • Knowledge of current events is helpful
  • Authorization to work in the US
  • High school diploma or equivalent

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