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Office of Communications and External Affairs Video Internship

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 by in The OFI Blog |

The Smithsonian Office of Communications and External Affairs seeks a senior undergraduate or graduate intern to help create short videos for the website Videos will highlight the work of Smithsonian’s scholarly and research staff and in part, feature short interviews. Internship involves hands-on learning and one-on-one interactions with Office of Public Affairs staff and research staff from around the Smithsonian, from the art museums to the Zoo. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated media student to add to her/his video portfolio.

Project Description: Creating short, web-based videos for the public Smithsonian website Intern will film and interview Smithsonian staff to create several 2-3 minute videos to be used on Successful candidate will project-manage each shoot, including pre-production, filming, writing, interviewing, post production and editing with guidance from managing editor and other Office of Public Affairs staff.

Dates: January-May 2017 (negotiable)

Intern Learning Objectives:

  • Develop experience developing story concepts, pre-planning, shooting and editing video that highlights the work of the Smithsonian’s scholarly and research staff and tells compelling, buzz-worthy stories.
  • Expand knowledge of how large organizations use owned media and how video can be a critical part of an organization’s owned strategy.
  • Increase experience in video editing and video shooting techniques

Award Package: $1,500 stipend/semester

Application Deadline: Friday 1/6/17

To apply:

For more information or to apply, please contact John Barrat at
Applicants should send:
•    Resume
•    Statement of interest and desired learning outcomes
•    Copy of unofficial transcript
•    Web links to previous video projects