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MIAP Internship Program - Resources for Supervisors
In 2008–2010, MIAP has limited funding for students in the form of internship stipends from sources such as the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Students who are recipients of these stipends are required to complete and submit additional assignments. These additional assignments are described on the student resource page.
For their internships, students will work in a mentoring relationship with a preservation professional. The internship project must contribute substantially to the student's learning, and the sponsor can expect a worker that will bring dedication and focus to his or her tasks, and who is intensely engaged with issues of moving image preservation.
Students are expected, over the two years, to obtain experience with both film and television/video, and to work with both laboratory practices and collection management. While the program is focused primarily on media preservation, it is with an understanding of the importance of ancillary materials that may exist in other forms.
Examples of internship work will include, but not be limited to, such tasks as:
- assessing a collection
- sorting and organization of a collection
- cataloging media or related materials
- inspection, cleaning, and/or repair of moving image materials
- tasks relating to media re-formatting
- writing treatment plans