For some folks, diving into a real-world situation is their favorite way to learn. This year the Media Center is facilitating 3 kinds of youth internships, each spanning one to two semesters. In these internships, youth hone their technical skills, project management, and communication skills while working with adults in real-world video production situations.
(1) Studio Production Internships
Hone your video production skills in the most controlled environment the Media Center offers: our studio! This fall, consider being a Media Center Studio Production Intern to practice camera work and control room finesse by regularly crewing on our Public Access TV shows to meet your particular learning interests.
(2) Field Production Internships
In Fall 2012, the Media Center has two strains of Field Production Internships available. By working with one of two Palo Alto community initiatives, you will strengthen your video production skills through first-hand field production crewing work. Learn the improvisation, planning, and technical skills necessary for successful video production outside of a studio environment, including managing natural light, collaborating with the leaders of the community initiatives, and time management. This fall's community initiatives are: Project Safety Net and the Palo Alto Mayor's Youth Video Corps.
Project Safety Net (or PSN) is a Palo Alto Initiative that has partnered with the Media Center to create videos around youth emotional health and wellness. Field Production Interns would collaborate with Media Center adults, Executive Producer Patty Page, and PSN to generate videos with an emphasis on teen suicide education and prevention.
The Palo Alto Mayor's Youth Video Corps (YVC) is a loose organization of civically minded videographers who create videos requested by Mayor Yiaway Yeh and the city. Several video projects are already underway, and Media Center Field Production Interns that begin this fall with the YVC can choose to crew these ones or new projects.
(3) Freelance Video Production Internships
Are you considering being a freelance videographer when you grow up? Get a feel for what it's like to have in-the-field video assignments offered to you by being a Freelance Video Production Intern with the Media Center this fall. As community requests for videographers come in to the Media Center, you will have the opportunity to be on the film crew that covers local events.
All internships require that you have either volunteered at the Media Center for a semester in the past or that you have one year of prior video experience.
Email our Youth Education Coordinator, Katherine Saviskas, by Thursday, September 20th at 11:59pm to express your interest in interning this fall and to set up an interview time. In your email, please specify which of the three internships interest you. email@example.com