‘Ulu‘ulu accepting applications for 2019 Roselani Media Preservation Internship

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‘Ulu‘ulu The Henry Ku‘ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi has begun accepting applications for the 2019 Roselani Media Preservation Internship, which allows an intern to work side-by-side this summer with experienced archivists while earning a $4,000 stipend.

Applicants must be enrolled in a moving image preservation or an archival academic program, possess a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and submit materials that include two letters of recommendation and a cover letter detailing relevant experience and interest in an internship at ‘Ulu‘ulu. Applications will be accepted before April 15, with the selection made by April 30.

The Roselani Media Preservation Internship was established by ʻUluʻulu, which is located on the UH West Oʻahu campus, in cooperation with the Hawaii Community Foundation. The internship helps give a student committed to the preservation of our media history an opportunity to acquire practical experience in a moving image archive.

The ʻUluʻulu archive is Hawaiʻi’s official state archive for moving images dedicated to the care, preservation, and digitization of film and videotape related to the history and culture of Hawaiʻi. Its holdings include more than 45,000 videotapes and motion picture film reels about Hawaiʻi from the 1920s – 2000s. Collection focus is on unique, primary source material not widely available or commercially distributed.

The internship runs between May and September, with interns working six-to-eight weeks. During that time interns may be employed in cataloguing, processing and creating inventories of archival materials, cleaning and re-housing of materials, digitization, and social media information management.

Past interns have included Miyuki Meyer, a graduate student in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s MLIS program; April Rodriguez from Selma, Calif., who graduated with a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin; Sara Smith, a Long Beach, Calif., resident who was working on a master’s degree in Library and Information Science at San Jose State University; and Kathryn Antonelli, a Philadelphia resident who was completing a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina.

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