2018 Fall Internship Library & Archives (DC)

Ref#: 31716
CBS Business Unit: Smithsonian Networks
Job Type: Paid Intern
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: Washington, DC, US

Intern will gain experience with various task of a production-based media library & archives, including cataloging, processing digital media files, and conducting research for original productions and special projects. Intern will work closely with Library & Archives staff and obtain hands-on experience with numerous digital media formats and an in-house database. 

Major projects may include:
  • cataloging
  • Processing (arrangement and description) of camera original digital video files
  • Organization of supporting documents
  • Footage or factual research for in-house production
Intern Responsibilities:

  1. Catalog raw footage, edited programs, and/or other media assets in a Collective Access database using a PBCore-derived metadata schema
  2. arrange and describe camera original digital video files, following Smithsonian Channel's processing guidelines and policies
  3. Organize supporting documents (mostly PDF and Microsoft Office files) for broadcast programs according to office policies.
  4. Conduct Archival footage research and/or factual research for in-house productions using in-house and external databases
  5. Assist in updating department documents, such as the Cataloging Guide and Processing Guide, as needed
  6. Attend weekly department meeting, as schedule allows.

To qualify, you must be a current undergraduate  or graduate student (rising junior or senior) with the following:
  • Strong interest in Cable/Entertainment industry
  • 2.50 GPA or above
  • Submission of a cover letter - required
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficient in MacOS
  • Familiarity with video production a plus
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work at least 21 hours/week from August to December 2018
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work and prioritize work assignments
  • Able to provide administrative support as needed
  • Cable television experience a plus
  • Active participation in extracurricular activities; clubs; and/or associations. Leadership positions while maintaining an above-average GPA, a plus
  • Prior internship experience in a related field, a plus
  • Prefer graduate-level coursework in Library/Information Sciences
  • Must be proficient with Mac OS
  • Familiarity with video production a plus
About Us:
Smithsonian Channel™, owned by Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME® with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network’s offerings are series including Aerial America, America in Color, First Ladies Revealed, Polar Bear Town, The Lost Tapes, Amazing Monkeys, America’s Secret Space Heroes, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Titanic’s Fatal Fire, The Obama Years: The Power of Words, Nightmare on Everest, Diana and the Paparazzi, Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye and Flying High with Phil Keoghan. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth™, through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content. To learn more, go to www.smithsonianchannel.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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