The Image Permanence Institute (IPI), in cooperation with the Association of Moving image Archivists, has established the Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research. The Image Permanence Institute is a university-based, nonprofit research laboratory devoted to scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information. IPI was founded in 1985 through the combined efforts and sponsorship of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RTI) and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T).
The purpose of the IPI Internship is to give a student of merit who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research. The IPI intern will gain knowledge of IPI activities, which include research on media stability, condition evaluation of collections, environmental assessment, and the development of management tools for various media. Intern activities at IPI might include designing and conducting research, developing preservation strategies for collections, or assisting with ongoing IPI research projects.
The student selected as the IPI Intern receives a $5000 stipend to be used for living expenses during the three-month internship and reimbursement of travel fares to and from Rochester, New York related to the IPI Internship.