The Open Media Foundation takes a brand-new approach to television & media. Just as organizations such as YouTube and Wikipedia have changed the way that individuals create and access media on the web, Open Media Foundation & Denver Open Media has created a participatory model for community TV.
However, since we are a small nonprofit organization we rely heavily on our interns to help make us work! Although these internships are unpaid, qualified individuals will receive real-world experience and have the opportunity to participate in the exciting world of both video and interactive community TV. (And our interns receive free access to our equipment, resources and production classes.) If you are interested in video production, community media, television production, open-source technology, animation, and/or small non-profits that focus on empowering communities through media, we want you! We have internships available in many different areas, including: studio production, production/post-production, media education, website design/maintenance, fundraising and event planning. Individuals fluent in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply!
OMF interns are allowed to take any and all DOM workshops and will enjoy an Equipment and Training Access Membership for the term of their internship (so long as they are certified to use the desired equipment and/or facility). This Unlimited Membership will have the same benefits AND restrictions as for our normal users unless specific arrangements have been made ahead of time. Interns should coordinate attending workshops with their supervisor so scheduling conflicts do not arise and all desired workshops are completed within the term of the internship.
Interns who complete 200 hours will receive a free Equipment Access Membership for an entire year from the date of their exit interview. Interns who would like to maintain their Unlimited Membership status (after their internship is complete) must volunteer for at least 12 hours per month. This upgraded membership will continue only so long as the intern consistently volunteers this amount of time at DOM, with any extended departures bring discussed beforehand.
We require a 12 hour/week minimum, with a 200 total hours to complete successfully an internship with OMF. Applicants should be prepared to give this much time and attention to the internship, prioritizing it whether taken for school credit or not. To apply for an internship position with us, please first read the "Internship Positions" page, and find which position best fits your skills, experience and interest. Then please fill out the online application that corresponds to that position, and be sure to upload your resume & cover letter to that form. Thank you!