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Digital Media Internships

The BAM/PFA Digital Media Team offers a Video Production internship for people interested in learning how digital media can support the educational mission of a museum and film archive. UC Berkeley students are given preference, but students from other institutions and members of the community are also eligible.

Video Production Internships
Video Production Interns attend and document art openings, movie premieres, artist lectures, and educational events given on campus and around the community.

Learning outcomes for a Video Production Intern:
  • Proper camera technique
  • Recording high-quality audio
  • Video capture and post-production skills
  • Video encoding for broadcast, the web, and Blu-ray disc

BAM/PFA Video Production Interns are expected to devote 6 to 9 hours per month to their semester-long internship. Interns will be appraised of their progress throughout their internship and will receive a letter of recommendation upon the successful completion of their internship. To apply for a BAM/PFA Video Production Internship, please contact Dave Taylor at davetaylor@berkeley.edu with a letter of intent and a list of your applicable skills.

Library & Film Study Center and Film Curatorial Internships

Internships in the Library and Film Curatorial departments are available for UC Berkeley students. Each semester the Library & Film Study Center offers Film 197A. Students spend three hours per week helping to maintain BAM/PFA’s film documentation files, and attend one lecture per week on research strategies and resources in cinema studies. The library internship is open to Film Studies majors, who may enroll through Telebears; instructor approval is required for non-majors. Each semester the PFA Curatorial department offers 197C, a curating internship of three hours per week, culminating in the students curating a program of student-made work from either local film schools or the UC Berkeley campus. The curatorial internship is open to Film Studies and Digital Arts majors (other students may apply); enrollment is through Telebears and instructor approval is required.

Work-Study Opportunities

BAM/PFA employs dozens of undergraduates and a few graduate students through the campus work-study program. There are opportunities for security guards, assistants for marketing, development, and other administrative offices, theater cashiers and ushers, bookstore and library help.

Work-study positions at BAM/PFA are listed at http://workstudy.berkeley.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Library & Film Study Center works closely with volunteers, who help with gathering film-related materials and maintaining the library collection. Contact Jason Sanders at jsand@berkeley.edu to sign up for the next volunteer training session.

Student Committee

The BAM/PFA Student Committee’s mission is to connect students with BAM/PFA. The committee is made up of fifteen students from a range of academic backgrounds and interests, with a common interest in art and film and a commitment to making them part of students’ lives at Cal.

The application and interview process for the BAM/PFA Student Committee takes place at the beginning of the fall semester. Committee members make a year-long commitment, meeting once each week and spending additional time working on a variety of projects and events. They also spend time learning more about the museum and archive, meeting with staff, and finding out what goes on behind the scenes. Representatives from the committee attend a number of BAM/PFA staff meetings, as well as meetings of the Board of Trustees.

For more information, send e-mail to bampfasc@berkeley.edu.

Film and Video Makers at Cal

“Film and Video Makers at Cal” is an annual film series at BAM/PFA that brings together young filmmakers and curators for several spring programs. Student curators from various departments, mentored by BAM/PFA film curator Kathy Geritz, select works by UC Berkeley students representing a wide range of interests, aesthetics, and academic backgrounds. For more information, contact Kathy Geritz at kgeritz@berkeley.edu.


The University of California, Berkeley is committed to diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. We invite all qualified people to apply.