The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Brave New Films

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type:

1. Social Media Internship – unpaid

2. Outreach Internship - unpaid

3. Shorts Production Internship – unpaid

Location: Culver City, CA

Sector: Social Justice, Media

Start Date: Fall 2018

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: Minimum of 20 hours per week for 12-24 weeks;

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Example Open to all majors

Application Deadline: Before September 15

Organization website: https://www.bravenewfilms.org/

Brief Description of the organization:

Brave New Films champions social justice issues by using media to inspire, empower, motivate, engage and teach civic participation that makes a difference.  Our goal is to support the active civic engagement of an informed citizenry by calling attention to important issues through non-partisan social media production and our ingenious multi-platform distribution network.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

1. Social Media Internship –

Responsibilities:                         

  • Keep up with current events; research and monitor trending topics for rapid-response posts and memes

  • Create posts for multiple social media platforms using curated and original content

  • Engage with audience by responding to comments

  • Optimize social media content (titles, thumbnails, descriptions, playlists, captions)

  • Monitor analytics and create reports

  • Research social justice organizations and issue areas, create lists of contacts for outreach

  • Write compelling leads for new content

  • Draft emails for content launches

  • Assist in the creation of engaging content, including photos and videos

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a college program in a related field, especially political science

  • Conversant with major social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and a knowledge of basic graphic design (i.e. can independently create social media memes from scratch under creative direction)

  • Basic video editing skills in Adobe Premiere (not required but a plus)

  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Docs

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills

  • Ability to research and digest complex issues quickly and effectively

  • Passion for progressive politics, social justice and activism; desire to use film as a tool for social change

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details

  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, self-motivated and a positive attitude!

2. Outreach Internship –

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the department’s list of contact information for outreach to current and potential partner colleges, universities, high schools, and student organizations.

  • Research opportunities to screen BNF films in schools and colleges

  • Research potential organizations and groups for partnership

  • Email and call partners to promote and set up screenings of BNF films

  • Help ensure the smooth execution of screenings and engage in follow up with hosts

  • Conduct research on topics related to inequality, justice and security

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a college program in a related field, especially education, communications and/or humanities

  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite

  • Passion for progressive politics and activism

  • Experience with and interest in in-depth research

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong writing skills

  • Flexibility and a sense of humor

3. Shorts Production Internship –

Responsibilities: 

  • Find clips from the web to support Director of Campaigns, editors and current projects.

  • Ingest and organize web and original footage according to our particular post protocols. 

  • Create string outs of selections based on scripts and project needs

  • Research facts and statistical information that support our pieces

  • Hunt down original sources of images or creative common footage

  • Review previously shot original footage to mark for reuse

  • Create master clips logs of final cuts, noting timecode, sources, and making fair use judgment calls 

  • Transcribe material, occasionally needed

  • Share cool videos and looks we can learn from as a team

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a college program in a related field

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro

  • Experience editing short videos for either class or personal projects

  • Basic knowledge of ingesting footage from DSLR cameras into a Premiere project

How to apply: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to internships@bravenewfilms.org

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.

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