Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive Internship

In collaboration with the Association of Moving Image Archivist’s (AMIA) Pathways Fellowship program (funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services), MARMIA will provide hands-on training and professional development experience to a paid Fellow to assist in creating a clear pathway for this person to join the field of moving image archives and audiovisual preservation. Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2024 Fellow at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive (MARMIA).

Founded in 2016, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive (MARMIA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to preserving and providing access to recorded media documenting the history and culture of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic. The organization was founded by Siobhan C. Hagan, a graduate of NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program. MARMIA defines the Mid-Atlantic region as including West Virginia, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. MARMIA offers audiovisual archiving services to organizations and individuals throughout the region, and acts as a collecting repository of unique moving images and recorded sounds.

MARMIA’s collections include home movies, oral histories, mixtapes, local television and radio, found footage, and more. Our largest is the WJZ-TV Collection, which holds thousands of hours of content created by Baltimore television station WJZ-TV ranging between the 1950s and 2010s. MARMIA provides access to this rare media to the general public and researchers through digital preservation, exhibition, and educational programming. Descriptions of our collections are available on ArchivesSpace (please note that many include descriptions that were written by the creator, and may be inaccurate or use outdated and/or offensive language). Digitized content can be searched, browsed, and watched on our Aviary platform page.


The intern will work directly with MARMIA staff, including A/V Archivist, Joana Stillwell, Technical Coordinator, Austin Miller (who will act as supervisor), and members of MARMIA’s board.

The intern will assist the Technical Coordinator in providing free digitization services and training to regional institutions and individuals. With guidance from MARMIA and AMIA, the intern will work  at MARMIA’s office, where they will learn about digitization of audiovisual media under the supervision of staff. The intern will also learn how MARMIA makes its collections more discoverable and accessible online. Additional responsibilities may include reaching out to individuals and organizations about coordinating digitization of their collections material. The final weeks of the internship will be spent performing digitization of audiovisual media with limited-to-no direct supervision by MARMIA staff. MARMIA will not be collecting these materials, but may aid in their shared stewardship if requested. The intern will contribute significantly to the mission of MARMIA and expand our organization’s connections and services across the region.

This ten-week internship will be onsite at MARMIA’s office at the Impact Hub coworking space in Baltimore, Maryland, June through August, 2024.

With mentorship and guidance from AMIA and MARMIA mentors, the intern will have the opportunity to be involved in any of the following:

  • Archival audiovisual materials processing, and the creation of basic inventories (lists of items) and enhancing metadata (information about the items)
  • Utilizing MARMIA’s digitized collections for online programming via our Zoom account, social media, or our monthly curated membership video
  • Digitally transfer, conduct quality control, transcode, and prep videotapes for digital preservation from MARMIA collections and the community
  • Learn how to clean video decks and bake videotapes
  • Inspect, repair, scan, and rehouse small gauge (amateur) motion picture film formats
  • Digitize these film formats using a film scanner
  • Perform collections management duties as needed (mostly rehousing video tapes into new boxes, conducting shelf reads, and moving heavy objects)

These activities will provide the intern with the following advanced to intermediate-level skills in:

  • Project management and event planning and logistics
  • Describing audiovisual materials and making them accessible online
  • Experience using Trint, ArchivesSpace, Aviary, Internet Archive, Airtable, Bagger, GitHub, vrecord, FFmpeg, DVRescue, QCTools
  • Nonprofit fundraising and outreach activities
  • Archival moving image programming and curation
  • Motion picture film and video digital transfer and preservation
  • Small gauge motion picture film inspection and repair
  • Collections management experience

Desired Interests

  • Working in archives, libraries or museums
  • Audiovisual media (movies, oral histories, documentation)
  • Mid-Atlantic history, arts, and culture
  • Creating and launching radically different nonprofit organizations
  • Community and regional archiving

Desired skills

  • Detail-oriented
  • Maintains a growth-mindset and a determination to learn
  • Communicates well with a variety of people
  • Works well independently as well as collaboratively
  • Self-driven, with ability to work under limited supervision


Eligibility and Application

  • Applicant is an aspiring archivist or librarian and/or student studying in an arts and/or cultural heritage field
  • The applicant must be authorized to work in the United States
  • The applicant must submit TWO applications online: The MARMIA Internship application (below) and the AMIA Pathways Fellowship application (here). Both must be received by the MARMIA application deadline (March 31, 2024) to be considered.

Email Application Materials

Please email MARMIA application materials to: These application materials are:

  • A cover letter describing the applicant’s relevant experience and interest in an Internship
  • A current resume or CV

Application Deadline

Please complete the application by midnight (Pacific) March 31, 2024.

Internship Schedule

This ten-week internship will be onsite at MARMIA’s office at the Impact Hub coworking space in Baltimore, Maryland, June through August, 2024.


Additional Information

Vaccine Requirements
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements: All academic appointees (interns and fellows) must be fully vaccinated for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized (or, for international remote interns, a WHO-recommended) COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved Reasonable Accommodation granting an exemption from vaccine requirements. Please contact us about additional information regarding reasonable accommodations.

Internship Supervisor
Austin Miller holds a Bachelor’s in Film and Media Arts from Southern Methodist University, a Master’s in Cinema & Media Studies from the University of Southern California, and a Certificate in Film & Media Preservation from the George Eastman Museum. He specializes in digital preservation of film and video, and served as Preservation Director for Texas Archive of the Moving Image before joining MARMIA as Technical Coordinator in 2022.

Other MARMIA Team Members
Joana Stillwell is an artist and archivist born in the Philippines, raised around the Pacific and is currently based between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. She graduated with a BA in Art History and a BFA in Photomedia from the University of Washington in 2012, earned an MFA in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017, and received her MLIS from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2021. Joana has been the AV Archivist for MARMIA since the summer of 2021.

Siobhan C. Hagan was born and raised in Baltimore and holds her M.A. in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has worked in a variety of collecting organizations throughout her career, including the UCLA Library, the National Aquarium, and the DC Public Library. She is also the founder, President, and CEO of the Baltimore-based nonprofit, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive (MARMIA). She has been active as a member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) as co-chair of the Local TV Task Force, Chair of the Regional Audio-visual Archives (RAVA) Committee,  a member of the Election Committee and the Community Archiving Workshop CAW). Siobhan was also an AMIA Director of the Board from 2015-2017.


Application Deadline

Please complete the application by midnight (Pacific) March 31, 2024.