Media Factory 360º Internship – Fall 2023

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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Media Factory invites high school and college students, as well as people interested in the media industry, to apply for our Media Factory 360 Internship Program. The 8 week paid internship introduces those interested in a career in media to a full-circle view of the jobs that make a community media center operate, while also completing a personal portfolio project.
What to Expect:

  1. Weekly meetings with the internship team.
  2. A rotation through production, education, marketing, and distribution departments to shadow, support, and learn. This may include:
    1. A shift working with a Production Technician to support community producers.
    2. The opportunity to assist on a production team in the field.
    3. Assisting the education staff to conduct a workshop.
    4. Creating a blog post or social media campaign.
    5. Learning about equipment repair and maintenance.
    6. Interviewing a radio programmer.
    7. Creating a playlist of curated content for the website.
  3. Additional time with staff in the department of your interest.
  4. Time to work independently on your own project.

Time and Compensation:

8 weeks (Summer + Fall) or 10 weeks (Spring) at $15/hr

How to Apply:

Email to the following:

  • A short letter (about 100 words) that answers the question, “Why would you like to be an intern at the Media Factory?”
  • The email or phone number for a personal reference
  • Your resume or a list of your work, volunteer, and media experience
  • If you have them, examples of media you would like to share (links are fine)
Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

The Media Factory Board only has 3 standing committees, one of which is an Inclusion Committee focused on making the Media Factory welcoming and accessible to all members of our community. The committee is also focused on DEI professional development opportunities for both board and staff.

We endeavor to share job opportunities beyond the typical spaces because we believe it's important our staff reflect the community we are serving.

We intentionally amplify the work of community producers who have been typically marginalized by mainstream media.

We work to remove financial barriers to access gear and education by providing both for free and at times that don't interfere with typical working hours.

We seek out organizational partnerships with groups representing people with disabilities, the LBGTQIA community, New Americans, and the BIPOC community.

We are investing in video captioning solutions to provide subtitles in up to 15 languages.

Wage or Salary
$15/hour, approx 10 hours per week