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Sports Video/Multimedia Internship in Washington D.C.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Napolean23, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Napolean23

    Napolean23 Member

    Solid hands-on experience for college level or recent grad looking to add multimedia to their skill set and get bylines at major media organizations like The Washington Post.

    Here's the Craigslist ad:


    Here's the company web site:


    I encourage anyone considering applying for this to view the "Producer Testimonial videos" on the "Our Team" page. Our last seven interns have grown into paid producer roles. Apply only if you care about journalism and telling stories.

    We're expecting an avalanche of applicants for this internship class and we have just two slots available. Be different, stand out. PM me with questions.
  2. Hoos3725

    Hoos3725 Member

    I'll vouch for this. You'll get to work under a great teacher. The products produced by these interns are very high quality.
  3. Napolean23

    Napolean23 Member

    FYI...deadline for applications is July 22.
  4. Napolean23

    Napolean23 Member

    Reminder...Last day for applications is tomorrow.
  5. dirtybird

    dirtybird Active Member

    I suppose this is late to say this, but I applied last year and these people seemed great to work with.

    The one caveat is geography. If you are not located in that area, it may be hard to take such a long unpaid internship.
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I think it's deplorable for offer an unpaid internship.
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    so don't apply. I'd rather see businesses offer unpaid than not offer at all.
    I got paid as an intern years ago. I wish I could pay mine now. But we're unpaid here and I had more good candidates than I could count.

    Long-term? Yeah, that would be bad. An internship? Particularly with a company that does the quality work this one does? It will pay off for the interns.
  8. Napolean23

    Napolean23 Member

    Hey folks...just wanted to clear up some of the paid versus unpaid talk.

    I wish I were in the position to offer paid internships, but I won't bore you with the budget/financial nonsense that we're all too familiar with in this industry.

    I offer these internships as ways for students/recent grads to break into the industry, get bylines, grow their skill-set and get jobs.

    Almost all of my interns have stayed on as paid freelancers following their internships. One of them was hired by The Washington Post, another by a large newspaper in Pennsylvania (as a sports writer/multimedia specialist) and the other just took a high-paying gig at a D.C. area production company. We have a proven track record of pushing people into paid positions.

    I urge you to take a look at these "Producer Testimonials" which are the former interns/producers talking about what this internship did for them:


    You get it straight from the source in this way.

    I hope this clears up any misconceptions about this opportunity.
  9. Napolean23

    Napolean23 Member

    First round of interviews went this week. Some strong candidates. Still welcoming a few more submissions. Strongly encouraging current students to apply.
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