Media + Outreach Internship

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW

Reports to: Senior Producer/ Director of Outreach

Location: Remote/Virtual

Commitment: 10-12 hours per week, Duration of internship flexible 

Compensation: $600 monthly stipend

ABOUT NEEDLE + FRAME

Needle + Frame is a filmmaking and arts collective that builds solidarity, unites communities, and inspires courageous action towards positive social transformation. We are a 501c(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to community-driven arts projects. 

Our work elevates the lived experiences, practices, wisdom, and agency of the people at the leading edge of social change. Everyone should have the artistic tools to share their stories with dignity, impact, and confidence. We build this belief into every aspect of our creative planning processes—from the initial stages of creative development until long after final credits roll.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Media & Outreach Intern will collaborate closely with two Senior Producers. As a small and collaborative organization, we are launching several projects related to film distribution and production, community building, and themes around social innovation and justice. 

 

Our team will work with you at the beginning of the internship to determine the specific details and shared agreements around your key responsibilities based on your interests, skills, and desired areas of development within the following areas: 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Digital Marketing, Communications, and Community Relations Management

  • Support digital marketing and communications activities, helping to develop content that is engaging, thought-provoking, inclusive, and audience-centered. Responsibilities for digital content support may include tasks related to copywriting, social media strategy research and development, website maintenance, and graphic design.
     

  • Research relevant data and information about different projects/initiatives and develop content that effectively communicates their impact

Arts + Action Community Hosting and Curation

Support the development of a monthly virtual Arts & Action community we are piloting through: 
 

  • Researching films, poetry, music, photography and other artwork relevant to social innovation and justice
     

  • Developing an inclusive outreach plan to potential participants and/or guest speakers at impact organizations, filmmakers, artists, student groups, elected officials, and other grassroots organizations 
     

  • Maintaining and updating event schedule, including coordinating logistics with special guests
     

  • Developing and designing engagement and campaign materials that align with event themes, such as polls, statistics, discussion prompts, invitations, newsletters

Participatory Film Production Support

  • In collaboration with Senior Producer, help organize and track video and other media files from one of our participatory film projects—a project collaborating with five women coffee producers in Costa Rica
     

  • Collaborate with N&F leadership and other community partners to develop and execute impact and distribution campaigns
     

  • Research creative distribution opportunities, including online distributors, film festivals, and other film and community groups

ABOUT YOU

Do you feel enthusiastic about this opportunity? Do you have a few ideas of skills that would help you contribute to the work above? Then we encourage you to apply!  We believe that having some combination of the following abilities will make this internship a meaningful experience for our team and you, but this list is not exhaustive or obligatory to qualify for the role:

 

  • You love strategizing about creative and authentic ways to share stories and messages with intended audiences
     

  • You know how to stay organized in a virtual workplace and are able to motivate yourself to work without someone constantly checking in on you
     

  • You love solving problems and thinking of creative solutions
     

  • You believe in transparent and honest communication
     

  • You can say what a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice means to you personally and professionally
     

  • You're passionate about storytelling and other forms of artistic expression such as poetry, performance, and music
     

  • You have knowledge of and/or a strong desire to learn digital marketing and communications tools. Our team frequently uses Wix, Flodesk, Canva, ClickUp, Google Drive, Instagram, and Facebook. 
     

  • Spanish language skills are a plus

POSITION DETAILS

  • 10-12 hours per week with somewhat flexible schedule
     

  • This is a fully virtual, work-from-home position
     

  • Some travel possible (COVID-safety permitting, not required) 
     

  • $600 USD monthly stipend
     

  • Flexible working hours (with consideration of team/ workflow) 
     

  • We will gladly work with external organizations for university credit or volunteer hour requirements
     

  • Professional development opportunities
     

  • Working Conditions: Most of the work in this position is performed remotely to adhere with public health guidance. Successful candidates must be able to work at a computer for extended periods of time

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and cover letter to emma@needleandframe.org with the subject line: “M&O Internship.” In your cover letter, please tell us how your experience and goals align with our mission, as well as briefly tell us about the documentary film that has impacted you most and why. The position will remain open until filled. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. 


Needle + Frame is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to racial equity and social justice. We strongly encourage people from historically marginalized backgrounds/ identities and of all abilities to apply.  If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process or to perform essential job functions, please contact Emma Whitehead, emma@needleandframe.org.