Video Production Intern

Videographer

The Video Production Intern will play an active role developing videos that will shape public perceptions about autism and the College Autism Network (CAN). The intern will work with a Media & Communication team (Graphic Design, Website, Social Media, and Public Relations) to produce short, videos that will be used for public advocacy, marketing, training, and content dissemination. The intern will also lead the production of videos for CAN’s signature CanDoCollege project, which will post weekly videos, pictures, and/or essays highlighting individual college students with autism. We envision the intern creating material inspired by projects like Humans of New York and I, Too, Am Harvard.

The Video Production Intern will play an active role developing videos that will shape public perceptions about autism and the College Autism Network (CAN). The intern will work with a Media & Communication team (Graphic Design, Website, Social Media, and Public Relations) to produce short, videos that will be used for public advocacy, marketing, training, and content dissemination. The intern will also lead the production of videos for CAN’s signature CanDoCollege project, which will post weekly videos, pictures, and/or essays highlighting individual college students with autism. We envision the intern creating material inspired by projects like Humans of New York and I, Too, Am Harvard.

To Apply...

We welcome applicants from any institution. Most internships can be completed remotely using web-based technology. 

Please submit a resume and cover letter by email to 
info@CollegeAutismNetwork.org

In your cover letter, please answer the following questions: 

  • Why do you want to work with the College Autism Network?
  • In what ways could you make a distinctive contribution to the College Autism Network?

 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop a production plan including scripts and storyboards for videos
  • Occasionally collect raw footage (in-person interviews and “B-roll” type content)
  • Assemble, edit, and format videos submitted by students on the autism spectrum
  • Produce polished final products suitable for public dissemination
  • Facilitate publication and distribution of videos (as part of the Media & Communication team)

QUALIFICATIONS (Preferred)

The ideal candidate is creative, visual, and technically competent with an eye for detail.

  • Current undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate, majoring in film production, cinematography, art design, or related field
  • Previous experience with video filming, editing, production, and distribution
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, QuickTime, YouTube, Camtasia and/or other video editing tools
  • Access to and ability to use necessary video and technology equipment
    (note: computer, software, and other resources may be made available by CAN)
  • Comfort working with undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members, and administrators
  • Willingness to take independent initiative while fulfilling responsibilities as part of a team
  • Flexibility and organization to balance multiple tasks simultaneously

LEARNING OUTCOMES

As a result of this experience, the intern will:

  • Develop a video project from concept to publication
  • Build professional contacts both locally and nationally
  • Contribute to a rapidly growing entrepreneurial organization focused on social justice
  • Gain an understanding of how a nonprofit organization operates
  • Strengthen filming, editing, and production skills
  • Grow a professional portfolio to advance career prospects

COMPENSATION, CREDIT, and WORK CONDITIONS

This volunteer position may be eligible for internship, independent study, and/or institution-specific (e.g., Garnet & Gold) academic credit. The position requires approximately 10 hours/week, has flexible hours, and can be completed remotely as needed. Initial appointment is for one semester, though we are especially eager to work with interns who foresee potential year-long involvement.