Internship Opportunity: Digitization Intern, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Digitization Intern

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives is seeking a Digitization Intern for a temporary grant funded project. Reporting directly to the Director of the Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives, this position will entail the creation of new digital archives that will be accessible to the public. This position will also include writing and publishing blog posts related to the collection.

Hours: up to 21 hours per week, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM-5:00 PM


The Digitization Intern will be responsible for all stages of digitizing and processing photographs.

  • Preparing and scanning film negatives, transparencies, and photographic prints in adherence with institutional and archival standards
  • Calibrating all components of the digital capture system, including software preferences, scanner and lighting settings
  • Minimally process scanned images using Photoshop
  • Creating archival masters as well as derivatives for storage and delivery
  • Perform quality assurance (QA) of scans
  • Rehousing all materials


The ideal candidate is pursuing a graduate degree in Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, or Archival Studies and has the following skills:

  • Experience working in libraries and archives
  • Familiarity with archival and digitization standards
  • Experience with digital retouching a plus
  • Ability to work independently and perform repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work in cool environments for extended periods of time

Compensation: A stipend will be provided for the duration of the internship–$3,000 (300 hours). Benefits include free admission to museum.

To Apply: Those with an interest in art history, background in digitization projects, and work experience or formal training in library science/archival management should email a cover letter and resume to with a subject line of Digitization Internship [last name]. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Anticipated started date is January 2, 2017.

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