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Paid Internship to Support the Doctors Without Borders Video Team 2016, US

Publish Date: Jun 30, 2016

Deadline: Aug 08, 2016

About program

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is pleased to announce its paid Internship Program. Interns gain practical work experience and support the work of our Communications, Development, Program, Human Resources (both for the field and the office), and Executive departments. Interns also gain a basic introduction to the field of international medical humanitarian aid and advocacy. All internships will take place in our New York office and will be paid at the rate of $10.00 per hour.

Important Information

  • This is a competitive program. Candidates will be selected on a merit basis.
  • Due to high volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted after the application deadline.
  • Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Candidates may apply for more than one term, but will only be contacted regarding the most current term.
  • International candidates are responsible for securing their U.S. work permit. If your CV indicates that you are not based in New York, please make sure to explicitly note in your cover letter that you will be available to move to New York City for the duration of the internship, if applicable.
  • All candidates are responsible for their own accommodation (and relocation, if applicable) in New York City. If your CV indicates that you are not based in New York, please make sure to explicitly note in your cover letter that you will be available to move to New York City for the duration of the internship, if applicable.
  • No calls or e-mails please regarding application status.

In addition to paid internships, Doctors Without Borders participates in work/study programs for those who qualify.

About internship

Department: Communications

Type of position: Intern, paid

Time Commitment: 20 hrs/week

Duration: 3 months–4 months (depending on term)

Location: New York City

Objective: To support the Doctors Without Borders video team while gaining practical learning experience for an individual interested in video production and post-production for an international nonprofit organization.

Overview: The Communications Department of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works to expand awareness of humanitarian crises and endemic health problems that medical teams address around the world. Public awareness is built through: active and reactive presswork; publications produced in-house, including a quarterly newsletter and website content; pushing multimedia through social media; and public education activities such as interactive exhibits, speaking events, and film screenings.

The video intern will assist in all phases of the creation and promotion of MSF video content. This is a hands-on position, offering the opportunity to actively improve tools through which MSF communicates its messages. The ideal candidate will contribute creatively and technically to new and ongoing projects. An undergraduate or graduate student with proven technical ability in videography and video editing and an interest in film, journalism, non-profit communications, and/or international affairs would be best suited for this position.

Duties include some or all of the following based on current needs:

  • In 2016, the video intern will provide support for a major 360 video/Virtual Reality project, including assistance with logging video, transcription, preparing files for translations and subtitling, organization and archiving of video files, and more as needed.
  • In addition to ongoing 360/VR project support, the video intern will assist with shooting, editing, optimizing, and adding text to a variety of video projects, the majority of which will be interviews conducted in the New York office. There might also be the possibility of supporting video shoots outside the office during protests or demonstrations.
  • Research and use of video from MSF’s international photo database.
  • Cutting short clips for use on social media.
  • Transcribing video interviews for publications and website.
  • Organization and upkeep of A/V equipment, print publications, and digital files.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrable experience shooting and editing video: please submit 3–5 video clips and indicate what work you did on each one and when each was created.
  • High level of proficiency with Final Cut Pro X.
  • Experience with audio recording and audio editing software.
  • High level of organization and responsibility.
  • Familiarity with MSF and awareness of international issues related to global health (armed conflicts, refugees and displaced people, disease outbreaks, for example).
  • Interest in and knowledge of how video is used and consumed on social media.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience using DSLRs for video recording,
  • Experience creating motion graphics,
  • French and/or Spanish language skills.

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