Internships: Archiving / Preservation

Oddball Films

Oddball Film+Video is a unique stock footage company specializing in providing offbeat and eclectic footage for feature films, documentaries, broadcast television and other projects. We acquire, archive and supply footage for major creative projects across the globe.

Film and Digital Media Archiving Internship

Internships are an excellent opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to gain eventual employment with Oddball. Oddball offers full-time and part-time internships to selected students and media-oriented individuals. Internships involve researching archival footage and entering and maintaining film, video and digital images into Oddball’s database. Interns also perform film to videotape transfers, log film and video subject descriptions and edit preview reels. Technical, organizational and client-oriented duties are also a part of this comprehensive training

This is an intensive hands-on internship, and you will leave with real world skills. Past interns have received scholarships to New York University’s Moving Image Preservation Program, furthered their studies at the L Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at the George Eastman House, received grants from the Association of Moving Image Archivists and landed positions at Oddball Film+Video, the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, Lucasfilm, Witness, Canyon Cinema, Stanford Archives of Recorded Sound, Current TV and the National Archives.


At least 40 hours per month.

This internship can qualify for three or six units of academic credit, depending on the number of hours worked. 


In this internship you will learn:

  • Digitizing, archiving and making accessible archival materials
  • Cleaning, repairing and archiving 16mm and 35mm film elements
  • How to maintain digital databases
  • Principles of time code
  • Logging and metadata procedures
  • How to work with digital files
  • Non-linear editing
  • Researching our analog and digital archives


Applicants requesting an internship should be computer literate and knowledgeable about film and video equipment.

To Apply

All applicants are asked to email a brief letter of intent expressing their interest and skills offered and a resume specifying that they are applying for a full-time or part-time internship. E-mail information to