SPLC Seeking Video Storytelling Intern For Summer 2022 

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The Student Press Law Center is searching for an intern to write, edit and produce a series of explanatory and promotional video packages to be shared across platforms. In these videos, the intern will work to uplift the important work done by SPLC, promote key services we provide, and answer common questions student journalists grapple with. 

The intern is not expected to be an expert on media law or understand every aspect 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 to be edited by the Digital Strategist. The intern will use this approved script to produce concise, engaging, visually interesting, and evergreen video content. In addition to crafting each video, the intern will work to package it for the SPLC website and social media channels. The intern is expected to produce at least one Instagram story each week.

In addition to videos, the intern may be asked to write blogs or help with administrative work. This is an excellent opportunity to work directly with seasoned professionals and learn about communications and nonprofit advocacy.

About the Student Press Law Center:

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

Qualifications:

  • Excellent video shooting and editing 
    • We use Adobe Premiere, but if you can edit using another program that you own, that’s fine!
    • Because this is a remote internship, you must have access to your own camera equipment —  this can be a DSLR, smartphone with a good camera, etc.
  • Strong understanding of copyright and fair use, including how to find photos and videos that are copyright-free OR seeking 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 multitask
  • Must be very organized and self-directed
  • Must be enrolled at a college or university or have graduated in December.

Compensation:

$15 per hour. Approximately 15 hours each week.

Duration:

The position runs from approximately May 25 — July 30, 2022. 

Location:

This is a remote internship. SPLC’s office is based in Washington D.C. 

To Apply:

Please send your resume, at least two video samples and a script for a one-minute video on “How to Recognize Censorship.” Your script should include an explanation of what clips/visuals you would use and reference at least one SPLC service or resource.  Please include two references. Submit all materials to Alexis Mason, SPLC Outreach and Operations Manager at amason@splc.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 


The Student Press Law Center strives to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. We actively seek people who bring diverse backgrounds 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 due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.