Category Archives: Internships

Bay Area Video Coalition Preservation Internship

One of my favorite Bay Area organizations is looking for an intern. No pay, but great experience and a foot in the door with a fine bunch of folks. Details below.



Bay Area Video Coalition
Preservation Internship

Job Description

Bay Area Video Coalition seeks an unpaid intern for our Preservation
Department beginning February 2012. We are a leading vendor in the

field of archival video and audio preservation, and wish to work with
a library, archives, or film production / history student who aspires
to learn about the field of preservation, archival audio and video

formats, and the developing field of born-digital and tape-based
moving image preservation.

Skills acquired include: Archival care and handling of legacy video-
and audiotapes, using a patch bay set-up for video and audio

preservation and transfer, reading a waveform monitor, vector scope,
audio meters, etc. to ensure accurate and authentic preservation,
function and use of a time base corrector, and a variety of other

skills related to tape duplication and preservation standards and
protocol, including new advances in the field.

Duties will include assisting shipping and receiving, labeling

preserved tapes, hard disk drives, and digital files, light clerical,
metadata and cataloging entry at clients’ request.

Following training, additional duties may include tape and DVD

duplication and quality control, archival videotape inspection and
cleaning, blacking and coding tapes.

Experience desired includes any video or audio production or
post-production, an interest in preservation or archives, particularly

video or audio preservation, library experience, education, or current
training in audiovisual archives or museum studies.

We require at least a three-month commitment, of 8-15 hours per week.

School credit may be arranged.

If interested, please send a resumé and cover letter to the BAVC
Preservation Department, 2727 Mariposa Street, 2nd Floor, San
Francisco, CA 94110, or by email to, or any questions


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SOTRU radio show Call for Interns

Hey folks. NPR's State of the Re:Union is looking for interns to begin in late November – about 10 hours/week, work from anywhere. Great for students or anyone who wants to get a foot in the door with a unique, creative show. Details below, and spread the word!



Please pass this along to educators, students, colleagues, etc. Thank you!

State of the Re:Union (SOTRU) is a dynamic NPR show that combines hour-long radio episodes with short videos, photography, music and blog posts to reach audiences online and over the airwaves. For each episode, SOTRU travels to a different American city or town to tell stories about what makes community there. Our mission is to bring American life into focus, examining the things that divide us as well as the ties that bind us together. We currently air on more than 200 stations across the U.S.

SOTRU currently has several openings for interns for our next production season, November 20 – April 15. Duties include transcribing interviews, story research, pre-interviewing, and multimedia production. Interns are invited to listen in on editorial calls with our host, editor and radio producers as we shape each episode, story by story.

To be considered for this internship, you should have a strong creative background, solid writing skills and be able to take direction. Self-starters who value attention to detail have particularly enjoyed interning with us. Audio and video editing skills are very welcome. Our staff works remotely, and you can too; people anywhere in the U.S. can apply. This internship is unpaid, and we generally ask for about 10 hours a week, sometimes more during busy


You can read more and listen to the show right on our website, If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to:


Thanks for reading and spread the word!

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Internships at POV

POV is looking for interns… I'm guessing the internships are based in NYC, but check the link below to be sure.




POV/American Documentary

Produced by American Documentary, POV ("point-of-view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction film, premiering 14-16 high-impact documentaries every year on PBS. Hailed by critics as among the most important and relevant programming on television, POV films have won every coveted television and film award, including 18 Emmys, 11 George Foster Peabody Awards, eight Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards, and the Prix Italia.

We are looking for self-motivated individuals who have excellent communication and writing skills and a keen attention to detail to assist in the areas of production/programming, research and development, community engagement and education, Web, and communications and marketing. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the POV website to learn about the series and our other activities.

Interns must commit to a minimum of 12-16 hours per week. Internships are unpaid; college credit can be arranged. Travel stipend available. All interns are required to attend a one-hour orientation session, date TBD.

To find out more about internship opportunities at POV and to apply, please submit the following materials via our online application form.

*cover letter detailing your availability and your interest in POV
*writing sample

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Note: We are not a production company.

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Magnetic Media Preservation Internship Opportunity, NYC

Skill-building internship in Manhattan/Long Island. Small travel expense voucher available. Details below.


Magnetic Media Preservation Internship

The Standby Program is seeking an intern to apprentice in our video and audio preservation program. Interns will gain valuable hands on experience and participate in the day-to-day workings of a magnetic media preservation facility designed specifically to address the needs of the arts and cultural community.

Standby is a non-profit media arts service organization founded 28 years ago that provides artists with access to a variety of media technology by forming partnerships with commercial post-production facilities. Standby preservation clients include:

Anthology Film Archives, Appalshop, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), Dia Arts, Estate Project for Artists with AIDS, Experimental Television Center, Franklin Furnace, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, The Kitchen, Mix Festival NYC, Muse TV, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of the Moving Image, New York Public Library, Orphans Symposium, The Poetry Project, as well as a host of individual artists.

Intern candidates should have an interest in experimental film and video, time based art, and social issue media. Work will take place in both our Manhattan and Long Island facilities. A small stipend will be provided to offset travel expenses.

Skills acquired may include:

• Archival handling of magnetic materials

• Tape inspection and evaluation

• Operation of waveform monitors, vectorscopes and audio meters

• Operation of time base correctors and proc amps

• Equipment maintenance and repair

• Tape migration

• Metadata collection and database entry

Preferred qualifications:

• Understanding of basic audio and video production

• Familiarity with Mac based editing systems

• Knowledge of signal flow and connectors

• Experience in a library, archive, museum, post-production or media access facility

• A desire to learn about the technical aspects of magnetic media preservation and conservation

Interested applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to:

Maria Venuto

Executive Director

Standby Program

245 W 55th St., 10th Fl.

New York, NY 10019

Tel: 212.206.7858

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Hey folks. I think I'm changing my policy about posting unpaid internship opportunities. For folks just starting out I can't think of any better way to get a foot in the door for future paid freelance gigs. That's how I did it. Obviously I will do my best to find paid positions, but I think it's worth putting these other options out there. This one from Check it out!

+++++++++++++++++++ is seeking interns to help craft its "News You Might Have Missed" editorial mission. Work opportunities include Web research, online publishing (including social media), and bylined writing.

We are based in downtown San Francisco, and are grant funded by the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation. For more information, visit us online at:

Intern Tasks:

• Work with seasoned news reporters and editors, learning to use search-optimized tools such as hypertext (links), images and video to maximize exposure and reach.

• Research, write and publish articles online.

• Use social networking tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, and etc., to distribute our news.

Work Requirements:

• Four hours per day, up to four days per week

• Interns will work in-office depending on computer availability. Telecommuting is also possible with check-ins via Skype, Yahoo Messenger, iChat, etc.

Coverage Areas: covers "important but overlooked news and underserved communities," and uses a simple matrix in deciding what its news mix will be. Stories and research should fall under one or more of the following areas:

• Democracy, Economy, Environment, Nation, Public Health and World. Subcategories include water, energy, agriculture, elections, media, education, justice, arts/culture, public health, etc.

• Communities and geographic regions include, but are not limited to: China, Latin America, the Indian subcontinent, women, Africa, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, the elderly, children and artists.

This is an unpaid opportunity. Interns will develop online-publishing skills directly applicable to today's media-job market. We are glad to arrange for academic credit.


Send your resume and three writing samples to George Shirk, Editor, via e-mail to

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internships with State of the Re-Union multimedia broadcast

Once again, I don't usually post unpaid gigs, but this is a great up-and-coming show and I learned a whole lot doing internships/transcription in between paid jobs when I was starting out. Give it a look. -Mia


State of the Re:Union (SOTRU) is a dynamic, multi-faceted public media show that travels to different American cities to explore what makes a community, discover the people who bring it together and understand the issues they face. Combining hour-long radio episodes with documentary shorts, video podcasts, images, music and written articles, our show strives to immerse our audience in new and exciting ways. Co-distributed by PRX and NPR, our nationally-aired show is currently producing our fall season and looking for talented interns to lend a hand.

SOTRU currently has three openings for interns, and relocation is not required. Interns will mainly be responsible for transcribing audio interviews as well as other special projects that include story research, podcast production, scheduling interviews and making contacts.
These unpaid positions allow you to work remotely and provide the unique opportunity to listen in on editorial calls with our host, content editor and radio producers.
To be considered for this internship, you should have a strong creative background, solid editorial skills and be able to take direction and work independently.
If interested, please submit your resume to:

Brie Burge, Business Manager

Thank you for your interest in State of the Re:Union!


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internship with great food editor/writer

Hey all. So this is unpaid (I know, I know) but word is that it's worth it to have an opportunity to work with this guy. -Mia


This is a link to an unpaid internship with a great food writer and editor, Scott Hocker (formerly of San Francisco Magazine, now of Tasting Table).  Someone who loves food who's just getting into the biz would really learn a ton from working with him. 

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