Video Production Internship

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Jul 19, 2019
Full Time Community Relations or PR and Marketing Internship

Job Description

About Our Job

Posting will close on November 30, 2018.

Internships are unpaid positions. We are able to work with your school for school credit.

The Denver Police Department (DPD) - Volunteers in Police Service Program is now accepting applications for students that require a for-credit internship within the Public Affairs Section. The Public Affairs Section manages video production, social media, and media relations for the Denver Police Department.

The Internship is intended for college students who are exploring career fields and/or whose degree requires an internship. These follow the academic calendar with Fall (early August - early January), Spring (early January - late May) and Summer (early June - early August) semesters. This is a competitive process and only 1 (one) intern will be accepted per semester.

The DPD Video Production Intern will assist with various video productions for the department. These can include everything from stories released to social media, to training videos, to filming prep, research, and live streaming official press conferences. This is a unique opportunity for the right applicant to get hands-on experience with the award-winning video team at the Denver Police Department.

Interns will be directly supervised by the Video Producer.

This internship is intended for students with a working knowledge of video production who want to take their storytelling and production techniques to the next level. Previous involvement with student TV productions and other video-related internships are recommended before applying.

Upon completion of this internship, students will:
  • Learn video production techniques such as video photography, editing, and lighting in a studio setting as well as in the field.
  • Learn storytelling techniques to create impactful, memorable videos for your viewers.
  • Learn how to operate and implement a variety of video and DSLR cameras from Canon, Sony, Panasonic, GoPro, and more.

About You

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited Film, Video, or Journalism program
  • Must have completed at least a full year (2 semesters) of college to apply
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must have a working knowledge of capturing photos and video with a dSLR or similar camera
  • Must have a working knowledge of non-linear editing software (AVID, FCP, or Premiere)
  • Should have at least a basic knowledge video storytelling, and be familiar with video concepts outlined by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)

Application Instructions: All interested interns should apply to this position and MUST attach the following:
  • Copy of your driver's license
  • Signed Certification, Authorization and Waiver regarding Background Check and Completed "New Volunteer Identification Card Request" Form (click here to download. Fill out all 3 pages, upload, and attach)
  • Resume to include 3 personal references (a list of references can also be uploaded as a separate document.) Note personal references cannot be family members
  • Copy of your transcripts (unofficial is ok to submit)
  • Copy of the Syllabus (or something to describes purpose/requirements of internship)
  • Cover letter that includes three learning objectives for your internship as well as a working link to samples of your video editing and video photography.

In addition to attaching the required documents noted above, when completing the online application, please include sat least seven (7) years of employment history. If you have not been employed for seven years, please provide your complete employment history, documenting any gaps in employment.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
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Position Type
Unpaid Intern

Pay Range
Pay Range $0.00 - $0.00

Denver Police Department

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