SPLC looking for a Video Storytelling Intern for Summer 2022

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The Student Press Law Center is seeking an intern to write, edit and produce a series of explanatory and promotional video packages to share across all platforms. In these videos, the intern will strive to enhance the important work done by SPLC, promote the key services we provide, and answer common questions that student journalists face.

The intern is not expected to be an expert in media law or understand all aspects of SPLC’s work. In preparation for each video, the intern will work with SPLC staff members to identify the purpose and key points of the video. Then, the intern will produce a script that will be edited by the Digital Strategist. The intern will use this approved script to produce concise, engaging, visually interesting and ongoing video content. In addition to creating each video, the intern will endeavor to package it for the SPLC website and social media channels. The intern should produce at least one Instagram story each week.

In addition to videos, the intern may be required to write blogs or participate in administrative tasks. This is a great opportunity to work directly with seasoned professionals and learn more about nonprofit communications and advocacy.

About the Center for Student Press Law:

The Student Press Law Center (“SPLC”) is an independent, nonpartisan 501c(3) organization based in Washington, D.C. that works at the intersection of law, journalism, and education to promote, support, and defend the rights of the First Amendment for student journalists at the high school and college levels. Founded in 1974, the Student Press Law Center has a toll-free hotline that serves thousands of student journalists and counsel across the United States. Through a strong endowment, growing support from foundations and generous individual donors, we also engage in training, advocacy and outreach to empower student journalists, promote the value of journalism education and shine a light on the need to ensure legal protections for student press freedom through new voices. movement. As an organization, we embrace change and encourage innovation while creating a dynamic and creative workplace. For more information on SPLC’s mission, history and vision, visit SPLC.org.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent shooting and video editing
    • We use Adobe Premiere, but if you can edit using another program you own, great!
    • As this is a remote internship, you must have access to your own camera equipment – this could be a DSLR, smartphone with a good camera etc.
  • Good understanding of copyright and fair use, including how to find royalty-free photos and videos OR seek permission to use them
  • Excellent writing ability
  • Excellent ability to create content for social media, especially Instagram
  • Able to create simple graphics (using Canva is fine)
  • Able to multi-task
  • Must be very organized and autonomous
  • Must be enrolled in a college or university or have graduated in December.

Compensation:

$15 per hour. About 15 hours per week.

Duration:

The position is open from approximately May 25 to July 30, 2022.

Location:

This is a distance learning course. SPLC office is based in Washington DC

To apply:

Please send your CV, at least two video clips and a script for a one-minute video on “How to recognize censorship”. Your script should include an explanation of the clips/visuals you would use and reference at least one SPLC service or resource. Please include two references. Submit all documents to Alexis Mason, SPLC Outreach and Operations Manager at [email protected] Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.


The Student Press Law Center strives to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors each person’s unique talents and lived experiences. We actively seek people who bring diverse experiences and perspectives to join us in our work. As an EOE/AA employer, the Student Press Law Center will not discriminate in its employment practices because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or nationality. ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran, or disability. status or any other factor prohibited by law.

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