The Youth Media Center is looking for creative, media savvy and community oriented Production Interns to join our team. The Production Internship is a 12-week program where a series of thought provoking and engaging content for the Youth Channel will be completed. The productions include: one main project, a profile piece highlighting a local organization or individual from NYC’s El Barrio, as well as weekly community events and an episodic satire news show. The productions from The Youth Channel are done in both Field and Television Studio settings.
The Youth Production Interns will work as a crew and will be mentored by the Lead Producer of the Youth Channel and the Youth Production Coordinator. All interns will experience different roles throughout the internship including but not limited to: camera operator, editor, researcher and more.
In addition to the productions for the Youth Channel, interns will attend community events that highlight important justice and cultural work taking place in NYC. Interns will receive training and workshops to continue to build their skills in media making and community organizing.
This internship is an opportunity for individuals looking to gain real-life experience in production and build a personal media portfolio and reel.
The Youth Production Internship is a 12-week collegiate credited internship where interns will get a hands on approach to creating media for a televised cable network. Interns are required to work a minimum of 14 hours per week and are required to attend weekly Production meetings.
In addition, during the 12 week internship cycle interns will be required to :
- attend an internship orientation
- complete a field production certification test
- attend 3 different workshops/trainings
The internship will conclude with a public discussion at MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center regarding the Intern’s productions. This event will be coordinated by the interns with the help of the Lead Producer, Program Coordinator and Manager of The Youth Media Center.
All prospective interns must be currently enrolled in a New York based collegiate institution majoring in Journalism, Television, Film, Communications or a related field.
- Working knowledge with non-linear editing software such Adobe Premiere
- Basic camera Knowledge (ie: ISO, Aperture, Shutter, Focal Length, Color Temp.)
The Following are favorable but not mandatory
- Working knowledge or experience with Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Lightroom
- Knowledge of Sound Editing
- Active knowledge and interest in Photography
College Credit - The Youth Production Internship is a 12-week collegiate credited internship. Prospective Interns should speak with their Major and Minor department chair, as well as their school's’ Center for Career Development to confirm you can receive credit for your work with the Youth Media Center.
- Strong Interest in community and youth media.
- Action-oriented work ethic with “can do” approach.
- Exceptional organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work independently, collectively and collaboratively with minimal supervision.
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
- Problem solver/ Experience in conflict resolution.
- Training in the organization’s equipment and database usage.
The Youth Media Center interns join a rigorous work environment interested in cultivating the production and critical thinking skills of each intern. They are welcomed into a family of serious journalists interested in advancing social justice; the Youth Media Center staff eagerly supports their academic and personal growth.
Explain your interest in working with us and why community media is important to you.