2013 Photography and Video Documentation Internship for The Conservation Fund’s Resourceful Communities Program
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Contact: Kathleen Marks, Associate Director, Resourceful Communities email@example.com; 919.951.0111
Internship Host: Resourceful Communities, a specialized program of The Conservation Fund, was established in 1991 to support a grassroots network that implements the “triple bottom line” in North Carolina communities. The support we provide community groups results in social, environmental and economic benefits; enables access to otherwise hard-to-access resources; and helps move people out of poverty. For more information, please visit www.resourcefulcommunities.org.
The Conservation Fund was established in 1985 to protect working land and waterways and to promote sustainable economic development. The Conservation Fund has protected more than seven million acres nationwide, including more than 200,000 in North Carolina. For more information about the Fund, please visit www.conservationfund.org.
Internship Duration and Compensation: The salary is $10.66/ hour for ten weeks based on a 37.5 hour work week; pay will not exceed $4,000 for the internship. Internships will last 10 weeks, full-time. This position does not include benefits (health insurance, life insurance, retirement). The position is located at The Conservation Fund’s Chapel Hill, NC office.
Special Considerations: *Please note* that travel will be required. All travel will be within North Carolina. Travel will either be with a staff member, or if done by the intern individually, mileage reimbursement will be provided. A valid driver’s license is required. In addition, the intern will supply their own camera equipment. While some video equipment can be provided by Resourceful communities, we prefer the intern to supply their own video equipment as well. The selected candidate will be required to participate in an orientation session on May 16-17 in Raleigh; lodging, meals and travel will be covered.
Funding for this position is being provided by the Conservation Trust for North Carolina’s Max Mukelabai Diversity Internship Program, and grant funds from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. This diversity internship program is intended for students of color.
Internship Responsibilities: We seek a talented and energetic self-starter to travel across the state and document the work of Resourceful Communities and our grassroots partners via photo and video. The Intern will also organize and update our existing photo library (which may include editing older photographs), prepare photos and videos for print and online use, and provide general support to Resourceful Communities staff. The Intern must be able to take direction well and work independently to complete project assignments.
- Photography and photo editing.
- Video production/ editing.
- Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) Microsoft Office, and video editing software.
- Social media, particularly Flickr.
- Dependability, initiative and follow-through.
- Willingness to work cooperatively with a wide range of people and organizations.
- Ability to travel.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Excellent organizational and multi-tasking ability.
How to apply: To apply for this internship, complete this form *and* send your cover letter and resume *** and if possible, a link to your portfolio or examples of your work *** by March 15, 2013 to Kathleen Marks at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, please call Kathleen at (919) 951-0111. Visit www.resourcefulcommunities.org to learn more about Resourceful Communities. Click HERE for a PDF of the job description.