Internships 2014

internships 2014 – NYC multicultural media

Qualifications: Exposure to documentary production and publishing; strong writing, editing, genealogy, archival research skills; Blog experience, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr etc.  Students of film, multimedia, journalism, or computer science preferred; must also have strong multicultural interest: African American, Caribbean, Asian culture especially food, culinary history, arts and entertainment. Must be a full-time matriculating student in a BA or MA university college degree program.  This post will be listed at Ivy League and CUNY schools including Barnard College, Columbia University, New York University, Hunter College, Brooklyn College, Smith College, Amherst College, and Mount Holyoke.

Duties: Assist with blog maintenance, widgets, plugins, updates; assist original documentaries and media campaigns. Focus areas include multicultural engagement, genealogy, food, environment, travel, entertainment, social change, philanthropy. Training provided on how to conduct oral history, news interviews. Interns will provide support for editorial projects , special events and administrative tasks.  Interns have an opportunity to conduct original research and coordinate all aspects of documentary production from pitching story ideas to developing film narrative, webisode, video, conduct photo & video shoots, gathering of editorial, archival photos and video materials, script writing, conducting and transcribing audio interviews. Interns must take ‘ownership’ of assigned projects. Opportunities to build a portfolio, resume, ‘shadow’ and be mentored by top media industry leaders. Interns should be able to work independently organizing visual, sound elements, basic story research, fact-checking. Must be results-oriented, have a desire to learn, possess excellent follow-through, good with details and great people skills. Opportunities to improve photo, video camera, audio, sound, graphic arts, new media and IT skills.

Locations: Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, Harlem, Queens, Bronx.

How to apply: Submit resume with short cover letter (five sentences) on how you can help our mission. Include links to your blog and website to

Deadline: ongoing beginning September 2014

Tent Start Date: ongoing (6 weeks)

Contact: Sylvia Wong Lewis (Smith College alum), email to:

No phone calls please.