Piero Scaruffi's Editorial Internship Program offers college students and recent
graduates a unique opportunity to be involved in many aspects of a website's
Interns work on a part-time, unpaid basis for three to six months and receive practical experience in critical reading and analysis, research, fact checking and the general workings of an on-line archive and magazine.
Each intern works closely with Piero Scaruffi, an author and journalist with over twenty years of experience and thirteen published books.
Each intern takes part in the creation of the on-line archive and magazine, and is encouraged to generate ideas.
Applicants should have experience with reporting and writing, researching on-line databases and browsing over the world wide web. Experience with the internet and working knowledge of HTML (or willingness to learn it) are a must.
Specific intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Writing, reporting and proof-reading entries for an on-line archive and magazine
- Researching and fact-checking
- Production of the web site
This internship requires roughly a 20-hours-a-week commitment.
The primary responsibility of interns is researching critical analyses of
films (both over the net and on specialized publications) and preparing
reasoned summaries to be posted on the web site. Each posting must include
relevant links and be organized in an efficient way for retrieval by both
scholars and ordinary audience.
Each posting must refer to the director's
previous films, either via links to previous reviews posted on the website or
via a link to a survey of the director's career. By exploiting the internet's
features, the cinema web pages must be organized so as to constitute an
organic hypertext that can be visited in multiple formats, thereby allowing
both casual access to current films, as well as an organic magazine-like view
of all current films, as well as historical records of a director's
or genre's progress.
This editorial system will provide a novel way to conduct the critical analysis of a cultural phenomenon, films being simply the initial benchmark.
Interns will become familiar with the techniques and styles of
film reviewing, with the films released from around the world, with the
work of the major directors of our age, and with the most prestigious
critics of our times.
Your contribution will be acknowledged in the Cinema section of the web site and will constitute a significant reference in your curriculum vitae.