* George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data*
George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data is a leading provider of audio, moving
image, and data preservation and digitization services. Each month our
studio reformats over 15,000 audiovisual media materials housed on decaying
and obsolete media to a variety of digital formats. Our clients consist of
libraries, museums, archives, and private collectors, both nationally and
We take great pride in the reputation of our work to provide quality
playback and digitization while adhering to current preservation standards.
Our staff works together in teams, with each member contributing years of
experience and the particular strengths of their field, whether as a
professional audio/video engineer, preservation specialist, or
service/technical professional. Our company also contributes to research in
the field of preservation and serves on standards and technical committees
for many organizations.
*2018 Summer Internship*
For the summer of 2018, we will offer two six- to eight-week paid
internships, one in audiovisual preservation and one in data rescue and
recovery. During this period, the interns will gain an understanding of the
processes of audiovisual and data preservation reformatting, and have
to contribute to a particular area of preservation work of their choosing.
The internships will each result in a professional level project. Past
interns have conducted preservation research and documentation, created
shipping and storage guidelines, participated in conservation treatments of
materials, and more.
We take great care in interviewing prospective interns. Our goal is to
make the internship a valuable experience for both parties. The intern
will work directly with the Manager of Audiovisual Preservation and
Audiovisual Project Manager. Applicants should be prepared to discuss what
aspects of audio and moving image preservation they wish to learn more
about, and expect some give and take as we explore how those interests can
be met within the day-to-day operations of our organization. Please be
advised that interns will NOT be allowed to digitize client materials.
*Eligibility & Requirements*
This internship is open to recent graduates and currently enrolled students
working towards a graduate degree in archival science, preservation, library
and information science, or a similar area of study. Experience with
audiovisual materials and a grounding in current digital stewardship
practices is preferred.
To be considered as an applicant, individuals must be eligible to work in
the United States and be able to commit to six to eight consecutive weeks
of full-time work between June 1st and August 30th.
Candidates should submit a résumé, the names and contact information of two
references relevant to the area of interest, and a cover letter with a
statement describing the applicant’s interest in audiovisual and/or data
preservation, their goals for the internship, and a proposed project with a
quantifiable result (ex. a report, a presentation, etc) via email with
“Your Name – AV Internship” or “Your Name – Data Internship” in the subject
Please submit your application no later than March 2, 2018.
Application materials should be sent to:
Jenna Fleming, Audiovisual Project Manager
George Blood, L. P. Audio/Video/Film/Data
21 West Highland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
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