INTERN POSITIONS

Accounting Intern

Description: This internship is designed to give Accounting or Finance students practical, hands-on experience with non-profit accounting, specifically supporting financial reporting, compliance and audit requirements. Through daily bookkeeping and transactional entry, learn to generate client sales receipts and invoices, apply cash and electronic payments received, reconcile bank accounts, verify and enter vendor bills, ensure proper accounting procedures for purchases, prepare accounts payable checks, support budget variance analysis, assist with month-end close activities and other day-to-day operational accounting functions as required.

Qualifications: Successful applicants will possess strong interpersonal skills, including communicating in person, by e-mail and by telephone, customer service and time management, along with attention to detail, plus the commitment to see projects through to 100% completion with 100% accuracy.
Please apply with and be prepared to demonstrate good MS Office/Excel and gMail/google.docs experience, a basic understanding of debits and credits, a general knowledge of accounting systems, and a desire to learn quickly and efficiently. 
Experience with QuickBooks a plus.

To apply, please complete the online Accounting 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 copy of your resume. 
If you have questions, email: intern@openmediafoundation.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 education director to:
Develop new programs and classes; coordinate and help produce educational videos; design/improve promotional materials and public relations strategies; recruit and retain teaching and outreach volunteers; teach computer literacy, video production/post-production, and media literacy; manage class and teacher evaluations, do data entry, create reports; do outreach to schools and social service agencies to promote classes and programs; answer phones, support volunteers, and help maintain the office; laugh a lot; help create a supportive environment where everyone is excited to come to work.

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. Media, communications, writing, social science or education-related experience or education is preferred.

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: intern@openmediafoundation.org

 

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, Flash, Adobe After Effects, and/or DVD Studio Pro 3. Experience in DVD production, 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: intern@openmediafoundation.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 8:30am Tuesday-Friday, and/or 9:30 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 Final Cut 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: intern@openmediafoundation.org

 

Web and IT Intern

Description: The Open Media Foundation/DOM is searching for a well organized, self-motivated individual to join our dynamic team of developers. As a rapidly growing media organization, we are looking to fill multiple skill-sets including web design, software development and internal systems management. Specifically, you will have the opportunity to be involved in the:
Design and implementation of our new online public access web community, including live streams and video on-demand; improvement of our web-based sign-up process for our media education classes; editing and enhancement of the Open Media Foundation's promotional DVD; development of an intranet for improved internal communications; design and implementation of data storage systems in regards to the public access streams and video on demand. Additional duties include answering phones, managing equipment check outs and supporting volunteers.

Intern will be involved in design and implementation of nonprofit client websites using Drupal, an open-source content management system. Specifically, intern will learn PHP, HTML, CSS, MYSQL, Java Script, and jQuery. In addition, intern may be working on website updates for the Open Media Foundation website and the Denver Open Media website which is managed by the Open Media Foundation. Intern may be responsible in helping to maintain the Open Media Project and tools associated. Learning how to train clients may be a part of the intern responsibility. The intern will also gain project management skills through leading teams of other development interns.

Qualifications: This is a flexible position and will be adapted to reflect your particular strengths. Applicants should have good general understanding of hardware and software and be willing to learn new technologies. Demonstrated knowledge of HTML/CSS, Ruby/Ruby on Rails, and/or video compression is a plus. Some limited training will be available, and passion for independent media is a must!

To apply, please complete the online Web Internship Application, and be sure to upload your cover letter and resume within this form. If you have questions, email: intern@openmediafoundation.org.

 

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, develop speaking tours, videos and table displays, develop community outreach programs, promote memberships & classes, promoting underwriting packages to businesses and organizations, acquiring sponsorships, event planning and work with other interns and volunteers. They may be asked to contact donors, write letters and newsletter updates, support volunteers and help with office maintenance.

Qualificiations: 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: intern@openmediafoundation.org

 

Public Access (DOM 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: intern@openmediafoundation.org

NOTE: This internship often has a waitlist.

 

Graphic Design Intern

Description: Graphic design intern with knowledge in print, web design and TV graphics. The primary focus will be on the redesign of the Open Media Foundation's branding materials. Some tasks may include the redesign of the brochure, event flyers, lower third TV graphics and slides, and additions to the websites.

In addition, the intern may also be asked to contribute to the Open Media Foundation's client projects. The successful candidate will share our passion and commitment towards building sustainable websites, print materials and effective logo design for small businesses and non-profits working for positive social change.

Qualifications:

* Ability to create intelligent and innovative design solutions for print, web, and t.v.
* Strong knowledge of Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign
* Ability to think outside of the box while collaborating with a larger development team
* Must be willing to be creative within very tight budgets
* Must have a passion for non-profits and utilizing the power of creativity/design to create positive change in the world

Bonuses:

* Basic knowledge of CSS and HTML
* Flash & Actionscript
* Experience working with Content Management Systems (we use Drupal)

To apply, please complete the online Graphic Design Internship Application, and be sure to upload your cover letter and resume within this form. *note:* ALL APPLICANTS TO THE G.D. DEPT. MUST SUBMIT A PORTFOLIO. A link to work online is preferred. If selected for an interview, please bring a printed copy of this portfolio as well as a copy of your resume. 
If you have questions, email: intern@openmediafoundation.org

 

Public Relations Intern

The Open Media Foundation (OMF) is seeking a public relations intern to assist staff with communication outreach efforts. The Open Media Foundation is a cutting edge nonprofit organization that works to empower citizens through media and technology. Use your public relations skills to push the boundaries of the media and make a difference in the community.

Description: The successful applicant will work directly with Open Media Foundation's Art Director to complete necessary PR tasks. Please note that this internship position is very autonomous. There is not a PR staff member at OMF for an intern to shadow, so you will be paving the way for OMF's public relations needs.

Intern duties include:
* drafting materials for the media, such as news releases and media advisories
* creating and updating media lists
* monitoring media content and compiling reports
* contributing to PR action plans for events and publicizing the events
* assisting with organizational tours for the press and the public
* updating social media accounts
* additional administrative tasks as needed

Qualifications: We are looking for currently enrolled students majoring in communications, public relations or journalism. Candidates must have excellent writing skills, strong communication and research skills and the ability to multi-task. Bi-lingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those with previous PR experience.

To apply, please complete the online PR Internship Application, and be sure to upload your cover letter and resume within this form. If selected for an interview, please bring a printed copy of this portfolio as well as a copy of your resume. 
If you have questions, email: intern@openmediafoundation.org.