I am starting an internship at a post facility and i was curious if there was any literature or tutorials that i could look at on my own to speed up my learning process on the different kinds of video formats, downconverting, timecode, etc.
Start your process here...read the archives of some of the forums that interest you, and check out the COW's many tutorials and papers. Check out the Tutorial, Feature and Archive links.
Also on this site you'll find links to other sites that can further your knowledge on specific technology and techniques. Links on the COW to advertisers can link you to instruction manuals, user documents and the like on the manufacturer's websites.
And when you have a question that isn't readily answered, you can always ask in one of the forums.
I honestly don't think you can find a better resource than this one.
Kindly ask the engineering department if you could read the operation manuals of the gear you will be exposed to so that you could start to get a grasp on the specific gear.
In addition check the websites of the various manufacturers who have equipment at the facility you will be interning at and see if they have any information or teaching materials available for download.