These internship opportunities are available only to persons in the Denver metro area.
Public Access TV Station Intern
Description: Denver Open Media, a project within the Open Media Foundation, runs the only public access TV station in Denver, and we would be excited for you to join our team! This position is for someone with an interest in learning the inner workings of a television station, including studios, video production, editing, and industry specific IT equipment. Station interns will work with the Station Director to: provide outstanding member services including managing equipment check-outs/ins; maintaining gear and performing nightly inventory; content digitization; assisting with studio shoots; helping organize station events; conducting web research and data entry; mentoring youth interns and technical trouble-shooting.
Qualifications: Applicants must be friendly and outgoing, have an interest in studio management, production, public access television, or community engagement. Candidates should also be excited about working with diverse populations and have a passion for independent production. Interns will be fully trained by staff so no prior experience in station management is required, although any prior media experience is extremely helpful and technical expertise is preferred. Interest in non-profits and movements for social change a plus.
To apply, please complete the online Public Access Internship Application, and be sure to upload your cover letter and resume within this form. If you have questions, email: email@example.com
Radio (92.9 FM / 89.3 HD3) Intern
Description: We are looking for a passionate intern for Open Media Foundation's radio station. This position is for someone with an interest in learning the inner workings of a radio station, including learn how to program on a broadcast server, and schedule radio content for DOM 92.9 FM / 89.3 HD3. Radio interns will work with the Station Director to provide member services including converting audio files for radio, scheduling content for air, supporting members, participating in Radio Committees, making sure content is FCC compliant, and going through DOM archives to identify and convert appropriate content for radio.
Qualifications: Applicants must be friendly and outgoing, have an interest in radio, production or community engagement. Candidates should also be excited about working with diverse populations and have a passion for independent production. Interns will be fully trained by staff so no prior experience in station management is required, but prior media experience and technical expertise and basic computer literacy is preferred. Interest in nonprofits and movements for social change a plus.
To apply, please complete the online Radio (92.9 FM / 89.3) Internship Application, and be sure to upload your cover letter and resume within this form. If you have questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Education Intern
Description: This position is for someone with a passion for media and education to help us expand our media education program. The education program includes youth-oriented programs offered in collaboration with local schools, community classes open to all, certification classes in public access production and post-production equipment, youth and professional internships, as well as outreach, marketing and communications.
Media education interns will work with the Media Education Coordinator to:
Help to develop new programs and classes; publicize classes on external webistes; help produce videos developed by the Education Department; design/improve promotional materials and public relations strategies; teach or assist with teaching of computer literacy and video production/post-production; data entry; and outreach to schools and nonprofit organizations to promote classes and workshop.
Qualifications: Applicants must have excellent writing and organizational skills, along with outstanding presentation skills, an interest in media education, experience living and working in diverse communities, and a passion for community access and/or independent media. Teaching or education coordination experience is a plus. A strong knowledge of video production and post-production (i.e., Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc.) is required, as interns will be assisting to teach classes and workshops.
To apply, please complete the online Media Education Internship application, and be sure to upload your cover letter and resume within this form. If called for an interview, you will be asked to bring a writing sample and a copy of your resume.
If you have questions, email: email@example.com
Video Production and Editing Intern
Description: Production interns will: Help coordinate and organize documentary film projects, TV shows, and non-profit promotional videos; help out on various shoots as production assistant with audio, lighting, camera-work, logging, etc.; assist in production training workshops; assist in various post-production efforts from editing to motion graphics and DVD design; learn the skills needed to become an Open Media Foundation contract producer/videographer; answer phones, support volunteers, and help maintain the office.
Qualifications: The Open Media Foundation is searching for a well organized, self-motivated individual with confidence, excellent communication skills, and a professional demeanor. Applicants should have an understanding of computer hardware. Some post-production, NLE and interactive media experience preferred, especially Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. Experience living and working within diverse communities and a passion for independent media is a plus.
To apply, please complete the online Production/Editing Internship Application, and be sure to upload your cover letter and resume within this form. * note* ALL PROD/POST APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A REEL OF PREVIOUS EDITING WORK. A link to any work you have online is preferred. If you have questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: This internship often has a waitlist.
State Capitol Production Intern
Description: These interns assist in the live television broadcast of the floor sessions of the Colorado Senate and House of Representatives for The Colorado Channel. Interns would shadow both the director and the producer roles, but specifically would manage the live television broadcast, online streaming of the sessions, as well as the archived videos. Applicants would need to commit to covering the session 2-3 days a week, starting at 8:00am Tuesday-Friday, and/or 9:00 on Mondays.
Qualifications: Individuals sought need to be dependable, professional and able to commit to serving the length of the Legislative session (January - mid-May). Computer competence, a background in video/TV production and an interest in state politics are required. A working knowledge of Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro is preferred.
To apply, please complete the online State Capitol Production Internship Application, and be sure to upload your cover letter and resume within this form. A link to any work you have online is preferred. If you have questions, email: email@example.com.
NOTE: This internship is only available from January to May, during the Colorado legislative session.
Outreach and Social Media Intern
Description: We are looking for a motivated, outgoing applicant to help us enrich our outreach and social media program! Open Media Foundation and Denver Open Media rely on community outreach and social media to raise awareness about our organization. As an intern, you would assist staff in outreaching to the Denver community to raise awareness about our media programs, including our classes, internships, tools, and help us manage our social media channels. This position will be responsible for contributing to and managing social channels, scheduling and monitoring posts, reviewing analytics to inform strategy, and engaging with our community members. Additionally, the Outreach & Social Media Intern will contribute blog content, ideate and execute creative campaigns, provide social support for the development team, and will document our monthly Open Music Sessions event. This internship would be ideal for anyone looking to explore a career in social media and marketing while building ties with the local Denver community. This role is instrumental in increasing our social media presence and gaining visibility for our service offerings for prospective members, donors, and clients. People interested in communications, community organizing, and marketing are strongly encouraged to apply!
Qualifications: We are looking for a self-motivated individual with experience in marketing, communications, and social media management. The position requires a strong attention to detail, proven written & verbal communication skills, a passion for writing both short- and long-form copy, and excellent research and organizational skills. Candidates should be outgoing and enthusiastic about working with diverse populations. Any experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) is a plus.
Fundraising and Development Intern
Description: The Open Media Foundation is growing and we're searching for a motivated individual to help expand our outreach program to meet our increasing needs. This position is for someone interested in learning all the aspects of marketing, networking, fundraising and outreach for a non-profit organization. Tasks will focus on building diversity into outreach efforts, which in turn will build a strong base of different types of supporters including members, students, donors, watchers, supporters and champions within the community.
Other tasks might include assisting in planning annual spring fundraising breakfast and December Silent Auction and VIP dinner event, posting events and announcements to websites, developing speaking tours, videos and table displays, developing community outreach programs, promoting memberships & classes, promoting underwriting packages to businesses and organizations, acquiring sponsorships, event planning and working with other interns and volunteers. They may be asked to contact donors, write letters and newsletter updates, support volunteers and help with office maintenance.
Qualifications: This position requires someone who is highly motivated, self-directed and has good initiative; asks questions when needs direction, is pro-active; is a good writer & has good communication skills; has strong organizational skills, flexibility, creativity, and confidence, is able to communicate with a diverse community, is knowledgable & comfortable with both Mac & PC Operating systems, and has a passion for media, social change, has impeccable attention to detail. Grant-writing experience is not required, but preferred.
Students interested in nonprofit fundraising, event planning, outreach and independent media are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please complete the online Development/Fundraising Internship Application, and be sure to upload your cover letter and resume within this form. If selected for an interview, you will be asked to bring a writing sample & a copy of your resume.
If you have questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: At Open Media Foundation, we’re bolstering our efforts to make our government transparency tools available to all small local governments. We’ve developed a software-as-a-service called The Open Media Project that allows governments to self launch their own transparency portal including live streaming as well as searchable, on demand archives of their public meetings.
We’re looking for interns who are capable of assisting these small governments as they begin live streaming. This may include broadcasting hardware/software troubleshooting, live streaming/YouTube troubleshooting/support, as well as basic network support. In addition, this position may assist in new client orientation/training as well as workflow document creation.
Qualifications: Computer competence, a background in video/TV broadcast and an interest in government transparency are required.
Ability to self-start
- Basic understanding of network connections, video encoders, and A/V systems including IP based camera systems
To apply, please complete the online IT/AV Application, and be sure to upload your cover letter and resume within the form. If you have questions, email: email@example.com.
Executive Assistant Intern
The Open Media Foundation is searching for a motivated individual to work hand-in-hand with our Founder and Executive Director across a wide range of functions, including marketing, fundraising and management. This position is for someone excited to learn the business of running a nonprofit organization.
Tasks include meeting facilitation, scheduling, tracking of action-items, and helping to cultivate partnerships and other strategic relationships with the organization and ED.
This position requires someone who is highly motivated and collaborative with impeccable organizational skills and attention to detail. The successful candidate will be comfortable asking for guidance when needing direction, pro-active; a good writer & has good communication skills. Strong organizational skills, confidence, and strong computer literacy skills are required, as is a passion for media and social change.
Students interested in nonprofit management, fundraising, operations, marketing, and independent media are encouraged to apply.
Flexible work hours
Free classes and equipment access at Denver Open Media during your internship
After 200 hours of service, you will receive an Equipment Access membership at Denver Open media, good for one year
To apply, please complete the online Executive Assistant Application, and be sure to upload your cover letter and resume within the form. If you have questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.