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Paid Multimedia Leadership Intern

A full-time paid internship working with four-time Emmy winning Vice President of External Relations at The Wilson Center.

OpenFebruary 5, 2020 — March 1, 2020
DeadlineMarch 1, 2020


The position will work with the Wilson Center Vice President of External Relations, other communications staff, program directors and scholar experts to research, produce, shoot, and edit short videos, websites, interactive visualizations, graphics and podcasts covering a wide range of international topics. Creativity and flexibility are key and a strong interest in foreign affairs highly desirable.  The multimedia intern projects will run the gamut from program profiles to event videos to educational products targeting a general audience. The intern will shoot all necessary footage or otherwise gather it from a variety of sources and then create a final product. They should be able to produce graphics, source and edit music, and optimize videos for a variety of social platforms. Payment is $14.00 per hour, 38 hours per week and a great opportunity to get exceptional experience.


Shoot and edit short videos and audio; take photographs; write narrative stories and blogs; create multimedia projects including social media posts, podcasts, timelines, maps, graphics and interactives   


  • Student in your school’s journalism program or recent graduate
  • Excellent writing and communication skills (able to research and script videos from interviews with Wilson Center experts)
  • Experience in photography and videography (able to shoot in a variety of conditions, including in-studio and the field, as well as handle cameras, mics, lights, and other equipment; ability to learn new equipment quickly)
  • Experience working with audio – video- graphic editing software (Adobe Premiere or Final Cut, Adobe After Effects, InDesign)
  • Storyteller at heart
  • Understands and actively engages on social media platforms—Thorough knowledge of social media platforms and active engagement on social media platforms
  • Strong cross-cultural, verbal, and written communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work cooperatively and independently
  • Aesthetic sense and the ability to match a multimedia project’s form and tone to topic. 
  • Knowledge of online trends, in particular the latest standards and norms for video on social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. 
  • Desire to improvise, adapt, and experiment

To be considered, please provide a resume, links to your relevant work; your social media handles; and a short essay (250 words) describing your interest in and knowledge of foreign policy and international affairs.

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Deadline – March 1, 2020.  Anticipated Start Date- March/April 2020