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Media Production Internship



Media Production Internship

Washington, DC
  • Responsibilities

    Programming and operating cable television channels on Washington DC’s three cable systems—Comcast, RCN, and Verizon FiOS—which are also digitally streamed, DCTV cultivates a premier platform in one of the nation’s top-ten media markets to examine local issues and interests. As one of the only media organizations focusing on creating local programming for the nation’s capital, we use the power of meaningful media to connect DC residents by telling quality stories, sparking vital conversations, and providing valuable training, including to advance careers in media. Intern Role: Video Production and Editing Internship Job Description

    Job Summary

    Do dream about working in media production once you graduate? Do you live, breathe, and eat filmmaking? Join our team as a production intern and put your creative skills to work as you work in production and post-production of content that will air on television. You will exercise your abilities as you assist in filming pieces and editing content by performing critical production tasks , whether it’s editing clips and filming b-roll to handling the lighting and conducting research. You’ll gain experience as a member of a production team on a professional video project and have the opportunity to build relationships in the industry to strengthen your chances of finding employment upon graduation.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Assist in producing, filming, and editing video content (which must adhere to company guidelines and formats and standards for HD Cable Television channels, for streaming, and to share on online channels, including social media and YouTube.)
    • Edit content to produce an engaging, informative narrative.
    • Research topics using a variety of sources, including video archives, the internet, library archives and others as needed to find B-roll.
    • Communicate with producers, directors, managers and other members of staff to ensure projects run smoothly.
    • Provide assistance as needed in all components of the pre-production, production, post-production.
    • Perform other duties as requested by staff in a manner that adheres to the high level of quality residents expect from DCTV
  • Qualifications

    Jobs Skills & Qualifications Required:

    • Enrolled in an accredited college or university, either at the graduate or undergraduate level. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to receive credit for this internship
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Premiere Pro
    • Proven problem-solving skills
    • A good team player and the ability to roll with the punches. (There are always roadbumps in video production, the real test of a person is their ability to deal with them.)


    • Enrolled in a film/editing related major or program, such as film studies or videography
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience filming content (Note: Don’t be afraid to apply if your skill level isn’t at a professional level yet, this can include filming for YouTube using a smartphone)
    • Experience with Adobe-based production software (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, etc)
    • Experience with Slack and digital communication tools. Working knowledge of social media channels
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Knowledge of formats and standards for HD Cable Television channels, for streaming, and or online channels, including social media and YouTube

    Experience Gained - Extensive hands on training and experience in various roles within a production environment - Portfolio development - Realistic perspective of the working world - Marketable work experience - Make valuable business contacts - Leadership development

    The Nitty Gritty - This is a 12 week internship in which you would work 16 hours a week. - A stipend will be part of this internship.

    To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and a link to samples of relevant prior work, such as scripts, articles, graphics, on-camera presentation, or videos you produced/filmed/featured in to

  • Compensation
  • Industry
    Media Production
  • Fun Fact
    Created by and for DC communities; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, DCTV provides a forum in which local voices can be seen and heard
  • About Us
    DCTV is Washington, DC's only television station devoted entirely to local programming created by and for DC and metropolitan area communities. We empower people to exercise their freedom of speech by providing: Opportunities to learn, create and share media through training courses. Access to state-of-the-art media facilities. Distribution on Comcast, Verizon FiOS and RCN cable channels that also stream online.