Video Production Intern – Denver Police Department

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Nov 17, 2019
Full Time Community Relations or PR and Marketing Internship Public Safety

Job Description

About Our Job

Posting will close on November 30, 2019.

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

The Denver Police Department (DPD) - Public Affairs Section is now accepting applications for college-credit Internships within the DPD.

The Public Affairs Section manages video production, social media, and media relations for the Denver Police Department. Interns will be directly supervised by the Video Producer.

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. Interns can choose to stay longer with supervisor and VIPS approval. NOTE: Internships are unpaid positions and students must be receiving course credit. Additionally, 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.

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 at least 18 years of age and have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to commit to a minimum 4-month (semester long) term
  • 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 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)
  • Before applying to this position, please make sure that you have the following documents available to be uploaded to your application:
  • Copy of your driver's license

VIPS Volunteer Application Packet (click here to download and fill out the last three pages)
  • 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
  • When completing the application, please make sure to include at least seven (7) years of employment history, documenting any gaps in employment.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
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Position Type
Contractor - Contingent Worker

Position Salary Range
$0.00 - $0.00

Starting Pay

Denver Police Department

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