Department: Historic Preservation
Supervisor: State History Services Manager
Hours: 15 hours a week
Location: Minnesota History Center
Semester(s): Fall 2019 (September through December)
The Digitization and Video Content intern will work with the Heritage Preservation Department within the Minnesota Historical Society. The Heritage Preservation Department administers Grants through the Legacy Amendment and also provides local history services through their engagement and outreach to history organizations around the state. The intern will learn and work in two distinct areas. First, the intern will capture and generate descriptive metadata of digitized images from a donated slide collection. The intern will learn the process for preparing digitized images for archival storage to the Minnesota Digital Library Standards. The second part of the internship facilitates using software to creatively design videos for social media posts, specifically utilizing the digitized images and their themes. The training received through this internship will allow the successful intern to gain demonstrable experience working with image metadata and organizing digital images into a digestible, engaging media product.