Digital Story Work Internship, Summer 2019

Digital Story Work interns will create short, compelling, documentaries and marketing videos. Daily workshops will offer collaborative project work under the mentorship of experienced professionals in the fields of journalism, communication, and film, who will help participants develop skills in interviewing, story development, and documentary video production. Videos may be used for exhibition interpretation, promotion via social media and other digital channels, fundraising, and an online curriculum.  

As a Digital Story Work intern, you will:

• Develop basic skills in video production
• Gain working knowledge of the art of digital storytelling and its significance
• Experience researching and mining source material
• Develop skills in planning, conducting, and producing interviews
• Work collaboratively as a team member
• Learn valuable life skills—organization, communication, time management, leadership, presentation, commitment, initiative, and public speaking

Special consideration will be given to candidates with interest or skills in writing/journalism, video production, and storytelling. Four internships are available for young adults ages 17 and older who are either attending school or have entered the workplace.

This is a volunteer position; when travel is involved, AMP will cover travel expenses. Each intern will receive a nominal stipend after completion of the internship and assigned project work.  

Location: Winsted, CT
Application deadline: Tuesday, May 28
Interviews: May 28–31, in person or via video conference
Notification date: Friday, June 7
Time Commitment: Two weeks: Monday–Friday, July 8–12 and July 15–19, 9am–3:30pm. Additional hours will be flexible

Academic Credit:
Internships may be taken for credit. It is the responsibility of the intern to request academic credit and coordinate fulfilling credit requirements with their college or university, their mentor, and the AMP programs director.

How to Apply:
Candidates must submit the following materials:

• A completed internship application.
• Statement of interest
• Video short: create a 1–2-minute video, interviewing someone in your family or community whose work you admire
• A current resume
• Letter of recommendation: from a teacher/educator OR from an employer; letters must be sent directly from the individual making the recommendation.

Sponsored in part by Northwest Community Bank.

Please pay close attention to the details about where to send items, as noted within the application.
For more information, please contact michelle@americanmuralproject.org

“The internship experiences my students have had with the American Mural Project have been truly transformative. The people they met, the opportunities to work alongside professionals in the field, and the mentoring that is interwoven in each day—it has opened their eyes to possibilities. AMP provides an inspiring environment for students to explore their passions, and to discover and hone skills they didn’t even know they had—a sort of sandbox for young minds.”

-Susan Rumsey Dichter
Program Director, Team Success Scholars
Northwestern Connecticut Community College