The intern will gain practical experience in collections management, preservation and archiving, and will receive formal/informal training in the following: registering, viewing and cataloguing moving-image material at the IFI Irish Film Archive. On completion, the intern will have obtained skills in the handling and cataloguing of archive material (film, tape and other media), the application of international cataloguing standards and the use of a wide range of film- and archive-related equipment. The interns will also be proficient on the Archive’s database.

Skills Requirements
Candidates should have an interest in working with film, databases and catalogues, and in
collections management. Accuracy in the work is essential; so, candidates should have excellent
attention to detail. They should be able to work methodically, both on their own and as part of a  team, and they should have excellent writing, communication and computer skills. The position is ideal for candidates hoping to work in an archive, library or other cultural institution.

Please Note:
This is an Internship. An allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to your current Social Welfare payment. See eligibility criteria above.


The organisation will assign a mentor to support you during the Internship.

9 Months

Number of Positions

Days, Hours & Start Date
Days per week: Mon-Fri
Hours per week: 35
Start Date: TBC

Education Requirements
Third-level qualification in a related area.


Closing date for applications: Thursday April 2nd

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