I spent the summer of 2014 in Portland, Oregon, working in the Oregon Historical Society's film archive. The main focus of my work was on the Society's nitrate collection. Stored in a temperature and humidity-controlled vault, this collection of more than 400 cans of film had been only partially cataloged.
As a summer intern at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, I assisted the archives and audiovisual staff with basic archival functions such as processing, preservation, reference and general archival work.
At the Center for the History of Psychology I worked with the film collection of Arnold Gesell, a psychologist and pediatrician who helped develop the field of child development.
The Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division (MIRS) Internship at the Schomburg Center is a hands-on position helping process and preserve the 25,000 LP collection.
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has operated humanitarian programs throughout the world for a century, and its archive is a testament to the breadth of their causes.
For my final MIAP internship, I worked at the American Museum of Natural History under the supervision of Sarah Galloway (Media Producer Exhibition Department), & Barbara Mathe (Museum Archivist and Head of Library Special Collections - Research Library). During my internship I worked on the first phases of a project with the long-term goal of moving the over 7,000 video materials that comprise the Exhibition Department Media Library to the museum’s main library.
I interned at Brooklyn Historical Society, a regional archive dedicated to all things Brooklyn, during the fall semester of 2013. I was able to catalog or index their moving image materials with a focus on their motion picture film collection.
I worked in a new department at the Academy; Oral and Visual Histories Projects. These projects are rare in that they involve working with several departments within the Academy, primarily the Academy Film Archive and the Margaret Herrick Library.
I spent my summer at the Rose Goldsen Archive for New Media Art at Cornell University working with the Experimental Television Center collection and the Turbulence.org Archives collection.
Steina and Woody Vasulka are reknowned "pioneers" of video art, currently in the process of depositing their collection of video art, photographs, slides, schematics, diagrams, user manuals, and miscellaneous papers to the University of Colorado - Boulder archives under the umbrella of the Brakhage Center.
The spring internship at JDC was focused on collection management of videotapes.
I had the incredible opportunity to intern during fall semester of 2012 in the Special Formats Processing – Audiovisual (SFP-AV) group, located in the Library of the Performing Arts at New York Public Library.