2020 Spring Internship-Library & Archives (Washington, D.C.)

Ref#: 35930
CBS Business Unit: Smithsonian Networks
Job Type: Paid Intern
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: Washington, DC, US

The Spring 2020 Intern-Library & Archives will will gain experience with the various tasks of a production-based media library & archives, including cataloging, processing digital media files, and conducting research for original productions and special projects. Interns work closely with Library & Archives staff and obtain hands-on experience with numerous digital media formats and an in-house database. Informational sessions are scheduled with other departments within the company, and there are many opportunities to observe and engage with the process of documentary film production

  • Catalog raw footage, edited programs, and/or other media assets in a Collective Access database using a PBCore-derived metadata schema
  • Arrange and describe camera original digital video files, following Smithsonian Channel's processing guidelines and policies
  • Organize supporting documents (mostly PDF and Microsoft Office tiles} for broadcast programs according to office policies
  • Conduct archival footage research and/or factual research for in-house productions using in-house and external databases
  • Assist in updating department documents, such as the Cataloging Guide and Processing Guide, as needed
  • Attend weekly department meeting, as schedule allows
  • Current undergraduate student (rising junior or above) desire from an intern)
  • Strong Interest in the Cable/Entertainment Industry 
  • 2.50 GPA or above
  • Submission of a cover letter'" required
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work and prioritize work assignments
  • Able to provide administrative support as needed
  • Active participation in extracurricular activities; clubs; and/or associations. Leadership positions while maintaining an above-average GPA, a plus
  • Cable television experience a plus
  • Prior internship experience in a related field, a plus
  • Current graduate student in Library/Information Science or Moving Image Preservation
  • Must be proficient in Mac OS
  • Familiarity with video production a plus
About Us:
Smithsonian Channel™ a ViacomCBS network, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing factual entertainment, available in HD and 4K Ultra HD across multiple platforms. 

Smithsonian Channel, winner of Emmy and Peabody awards for its programming is the home of popular genres such as air and space, travel, history, science, nature and pop culture. Among the network's offerings are hit series including Aerial America, America in Color, America's Hidden Stories, Apollo's Moon Shot, The Pacific War in Color and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include The Green Book: Guide to Freedom, Black Hole Hunters and Princess Diana's Wicked Stepmother. 

Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Channel Plus™, a subscription video streaming service delivering over a thousand hours of the Channel's stunning and diverse library of documentaries and series in HD and 4K Ultra HD. 

Smithsonian Channel is also available internationally in Canada, Singapore, Latin America, the UK and Ireland. 
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