The Image Permanence Institute (IPI), in cooperation with the Association of Moving Image Archivists, has established the Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research. The Image Permanence Institute is a university-based, nonprofit research laboratory devoted to scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information. IPI was founded in 1985 through the combined efforts and sponsorship of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RTI) and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T).

The purpose of the IPI Internship is to give a student of merit who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research. The IPI intern will gain knowledge of IPI activities, which include research on media stability, condition evaluation of collections, environmental assessment, and the development of management tools for various media. Intern activities at IPI might include designing and conducting research, developing preservation strategies for collections, or assisting with ongoing IPI research projects.

The student selected as the IPI Intern will receive a $5000 stipend to be used for living expenses during the three-month internship. The three-month period of the internship may occur at any time during the calendar year but months must run consecutively.

To be considered for a scholarship, an applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • must be enrolled (full time or part time) in a moving image preservation/archival educational program; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year.
  • must have completed at least half of their program's course load before the time of the internship.
  • must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his/her academic program.
  • must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in moving image preservation.

Applicant must submit the following documents:
  • An Internship application form (online submission). Resumes or curriculum vitae must be submitted to supplement the application form.
  • An official sealed transcript from the applicant’s most recent academic program (including the institution’s grading scale and/or GPA calculator) sent directly from the academic institution to the AMIA office (via mail or direct email).
  • An essay of no more than 1,000 words (submitted with application) describing the applicant’s major field of study, interest in moving image archiving, relevant experience and/or education, and career goals.
  • Two letters of recommendation (submitted separately to the AMIA office (via mail or direct email). Do not submit more than two.
Important factors in the selection of the recipients include: students commitment to pursuing a career in moving image archiving; the quality of a student's academic record; and the strength of a student's program of study as it applies to moving image archiving.

Students from any country may apply.

Submitted documents will not be returned. Only the above mentioned requested materials will be forwarded to the selection panel.
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Applications must be received no later than May 1, 2019

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* 1. Your information

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* 2. Grade Point Average

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* 3. What is your career goal?

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* 4. About the institution you will be attending

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* 5. Education History (include previous undergraduate or graduate eduation)

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* 6. Please list any awards, scholarships, or noteworthy achievements

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* 7. Please list any hobbies, interests, volunteer activities

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* 8. Employment History

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* 9. Please upload your Essay.

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If you are unable to upload your Employment History or your Essay, you may email them directly to AMIA at kkersels@amianet.org.  Please include your name on each document.

ALL TRANSCRIPTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS MUST BE SENT SEPARATELY.
  • Recommendations must come directly either by email or by post directly from the writer.
  • Transcripts must be official transcripts and may be submitted by email or by post by the institution.
Send all recommendations and transcripts to AMIA Scholarships, AMIA Office, 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028. Forms may be submitted electronically to kkersels@amianet.org.

Applications must be received no later than May 1, 2019

 

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