Apply for a Pathways Fellowship

The AMIA Pathways Fellowship supports pathways into the audiovisual preservation field for people from groups historically underrepresented in the profession at any level of their career.

The AMIA Pathways Fellowship supports paid internships in combination with mentorship and professional development training to forge pathways in the audiovisual preservation field for people from groups historically underrepresented in the profession at any level of their career.

The program enables fellows to engage in professional development through webinar training, remote mentorships, office hours with specialists in the field, onsite paid internships, and an alumni program to support ongoing engagement.

The AMIA Pathways Fellowship was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [RE-250174-OLS-21].

Apply for the Fellowship

To participate in the AMIA Pathways Fellowship, applicants must be accepted into a paid internship at one of our partner host sites. Acceptance into the Fellowship program is distinct from acceptance into any individual internship and will occur after internship selections have been made.

We strongly encourage you to review the information about being a Pathways Fellow (here) to have a full view of the program, information about each component, Fellowship calendar, and time commitment.

Fellowship events begin June 2, 2023 and will continue weekly through August. Internship start dates are subject to the individual host site schedules. During the fellowship, in addition to the paid internship, fellows participate in weekly online professional development sessions for ten weeks (June – August), are paired with professionals in the field in a remote mentorship program (July – December),

Please note that internship projects and criteria vary and are intended to offer a broad range of opportunities and, unless otherwise specified, are open to applicants at any level in their career.

Internships do not include funding for relocation.

  • This fellowship is meant to support individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities in the field of moving image archives and audiovisual preservation. Please reference AMIA’s Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to inform your application.
  • Participants must be working as interns for their host sites during Summer 2023 when the majority of the program activities will take place.
  • Participants must commit to their participation in the Fellowship through the end of the mentorship period (December, 2023).
  • Fellowship and internship applications must be submitted separately. We strongly recommend submitting them both on the internship deadline date.
  • Fellows will be selected in line with the timeline of each host site. See links below for more information on host site internships. Some internships may not yet be posted, and the AMIA list-servs will be notified when new qualifying internship applications become available.AMIA Pathways Fellowship.
  • Fellows must be based in the US. We are hoping to expand the program to international applicants in coming years.

Below is information about each host site and the application for each internship. All internships are supplemented to an hourly rate of $23. You must also fill out the Fellowship application and indicate which internship(s) you have applied to.

Please note that at least TWO applications are required – a Fellowship Application and an application for each internship you are applying to.


Applications for the 2023 Pathways Fellowship have closed.

Internship Host Sites and Applications

Below is information about each host site and the application for each internship. You must also fill out the Fellowship application and indicate which internship(s) you have applied to.

Please note that internship projects and criteria vary and are intended to offer a broad range of opportunities. Internship hosts will include Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive, City University of New York, Black Film Center Archive, KYUK, and University of South Carolina, in addition to those listed below.


KYUK is the longest running, dual language, native owned radio station in the country. We are dedicated to serving the rural Alaska and Alaska Native communities of our region and responding to issues that affect the people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Its mission is to educate and inform as well as provide cultural enrichment, entertainment, and opportunity for public access and language maintenance for cultural survival.

Applications have closed.


The mission of the Al Larvick Conservation Fund is to preserve historical and cultural heritage through conservation, education and the public accessibility of American analog home movie, amateur cinema, and community recording collections. The Fund distributes small access grants to individuals and organizations and works with grant recipients to share and document personal and regional histories through their film and videotape collections.

Applications have closed.


The Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive (MARMIA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and access of movies and sounds that document the arts, history, and culture of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region. MARMIA’s collections include home movies, oral histories, mixtapes, local television and radio, found VHS-tapes, and more. MARMIA is dedicated to providing free access to these collections online: descriptions of our holdings are available through our ArchivesSpace finding aids (please note that many include descriptions that were written by the creator, and may be inaccurate or use outdated and/or offensive language); and digitized content can be searched, browsed, and watched on our Aviary page.

Applications have closed.


California Revealed is a California State Library initiative that helps heritage organizations digitize, preserve, and provide online access to materials documenting the state’s history, art, and cultures. They provide free access and preservation services for existing digital collections, including technical advice and guidance, for partner organizations with in-house digitization programs.

Applications have closed.


The UCLA Film & Television Archive is renowned for its pioneering efforts to rescue, preserve and showcase moving image media, and is dedicated to ensuring that the collective visual memory of our time is explored and enjoyed for generations to come. Established in 1965, the Archive is the second-largest repository of motion pictures and broadcast programming in the United States, after the Library of Congress, and the world’s largest university-held collection.

Applications are closed.


ʻUluʻulu is Hawaiʻi’s official state archive for moving images. Located on the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu campus, the archive is dedicated to the care, preservation, and digitization of film and videotape related to the history and culture of Hawaiʻi.

Applications have closed.


Prelinger Archives, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, holds a large collection of home movies, amateur films, sponsored and educational films. Since 2000, Prelinger Archives has worked with Internet Archive to make moving image material freely accessible, and Internet Archive remains a close collaborator, with over 8,000 items from the Prelinger collection freely available for online viewing and reuse. Prelinger is currently in the first year of a three-year partnership between Prelinger Archives (PA) and Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web (FFDW) to build a publicly accessible distributed web resource that provides freely accessible digital copies of thousands of hours of archival moving images from Prelinger Archives and other collections. This project will vastly expand the scale of digitization and access and make many moving images from Prelinger Archives, Internet Archive and other collections available to students, educators, researchers, scholars and mediamakers.

Applications have closed.

TEXAS ARCHIVE OF THE MOVING IMAGE (Austin, TX – In Person or Remote)

Founded in 2002, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to discover, preserve, provide access to, and educate the community about Texas’ film heritage. TAMI partners with the Office of the Governor’s Texas Film Commission to administer the Texas Film Round-Up program, which provides free digitization for Texas-related films and videotapes, online access to a selection of the contributed materials, and statewide public programming, as well as creates educator resources using these newly digitized Texas media in the classroom. You can view TAMI’s collections at

Applications have closed. .


The University of South Carolina’s Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) preserves films and videos produced outside the American feature film industry to make them available to present and future audiences. Established in 1980, MIRC is one of the leading university-based film archives in the country. Its collections include the Fox Movietone News collection and local television newsfilm, regional films and home movies, science and nature films, artists films, industrial and educational films, USC film and video productions, a unique collection of Chinese films, and the United States Marine Corps film repository.

Applications have closed.


Based at the CUNY Graduate Center, CUNY Television is the largest public university television station in the U.S., producing and broadcasting programming on public affairs, education, science, business, and independent media. The archive at CUNY Television manages the near three-decade production history of the station, a broadcast library, the Himan Brown Radio Archive, and audiovisual collections produced within the City University of New York. CUNY Television’s collections cover a variety of analog and digital audiovisual formats, including 1/4″ reel audio, analog and digital video tape, and archival and broadcast digital formats.

Applications have closed.