Join Texas Archive in 2024
Applications are accepted year-round for internships at the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. TAMI's unpaid internships are conducted on-site at TAMI's offices in Austin, Texas.
Description of Project Opportunities:
- Digitization Intern (In-person) - Intern will assist with all phases of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image's film and videotape digitization process, from preparation to digitization to file transfers under the supervision of TAMI's technical director. Training on specific procedures, equipment, and software will be provided, but prior film-handling experience is an asset.
- Cataloging Intern (In-person) - Intern will catalog and assist in curating selected videos for inclusion in the Texas Archive of the Moving Image collection at www.texasarchive.org. The intern will be assigned video collections from the archive, which include industrial and corporate productions, home movies, advertisements, local television, and amateur films under the supervision of TAMI's curator. The intern will conduct significant research and cataloging of a specific video collection and then create and implement a curatorial plan for the collection.
- Inventory and Assessment Intern (In-person) - Intern will inventory materials into the TAMI database, transcribe item metadata from original objects, evaluate collections to determine their suitability for inclusion in the archive, and aid in prioritizing collections for preservation under the supervision of TAMI's operations manager.
- Communications/Digital Engagement Intern (In-person) - Intern will create content for TAMI’s social media channels and email communications and assist with other communication tasks to engage TAMI’s contributors and audiences under the supervision of TAMI's communications manager. Basic video editing skills and knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud are helpful.
- Fundraising Intern (In-person) - Intern will assist in TAMI's fundraising activities including creating donor communications, tracking interactions with donors via Salesforce, and working with our fundraiser and communication specialist to create and implement fundraising campaigns.
- Education Intern (In-person) - Intern will assist TAMI's managing director and communications manager in creating and promoting educator materials, including lesson plans, activities, worksheets, and other resources addressing state and national K-12 standards. Intern will also create emails and social media posts to promote materials and engage educators with TAMI content. Capstone projects are available for Information and Library Science students seeking a professional project. Potential topics include website usability, online exhibit development and design, and collections assessment.
Capstone projects are available for Information and Library Science students seeking a professional project. Potential topics include website usability, online exhibit development and design, and collections assessment.
- Intern must commit to full semester internship; Digitization interns must commit to a total of 300 hours or two semesters
- Interest and/or background in archives/libraries/museums, history, education, and/or media
- All positions benefit from candidates who are responsible, detail-oriented, and self-directed
- Knowledge of Texas history is helpful
Applicants should submit the following via our application form:
- Cover letter detailing your experiences and goals concerning audiovisual archiving and preservation as well as your specific project interest.
- Cover letter detailing your experiences and goals concerning audiovisual archiving and preservation and your specific project interest. For capstone proposals, please include a proposed project idea or academic area of interest you would like to explore in a capstone at TAMI.
- Contact information for two references
About the Texas Archive of the Moving Image: Founded in 2002, Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to discover, preserve, provide access to, and educate the community about Texas’ film heritage. TAMI partners with the Office of the Governor’s Texas Film Commission to administer the Texas Film Round-Up program, which provides free digitization for Texas-related films and videotapes, online access to a selection of the contributed materials, and statewide public programming, as well as creates educator resources using these newly digitized Texas media in the classroom.