Firelight Seeking Numerous Interns in Production, Communications, Operations, and Development

About Firelight:

Firelight is two separate organizations with one mission: to support communities of color in front of and behind the camera. Firelight Media, a non-profit artist support organization, is the premier destination for non-fiction cinema by and about communities of color. Firelight Media produces documentary films, supports filmmakers of color, and cultivates audiences for their work. Firelight Media’s key programs include the Documentary Lab, the Groundwork Regional Lab, and the William Greaves Fund. Firelight Media also produces digital short films series in partnership with public media organizations. To learn more, visit firelightmedia.tv. Firelight Films is a documentary production company founded by Emmy-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson. Firelight Films productions include the Oscar-nominated Attica for Showtime; Crack: Cocaine, Corruption and Conspiracy for Netflix; and The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution for PBS. Firelight Films has several documentary projects in development and in production that are slated for release in the coming years. To learn more, visit firelightfilms.tv.

Internship Program:

It is Firelight’s mission to mentor interns and give them the skills and experience to be the next generation of film, media, and arts administration professionals. Their internship program will give dedicated and driven participants the opportunity to assist the Firelight Media and Firelight Films teams with a variety of projects depending on their area of interest. Opportunities include the production and development of documentary film projects; graphic design and social video production; fundraising and arts administration, and more. Interns will be assigned to specific departments with specific assignments and will be expected to complete short- and long-term projects under the direct supervision of our dedicated staff. Please see the different departments that have openings below:

  • Production Interns
  • Communications Interns
  • Operations Department Interns
  • Development Department Interns

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Video Production Volunteers Needed Wed., Oct. 4 from about 12-5pm to Film An Emergency Response Drill

Attention Digital Media Production Students — See below for an opportunity to volunteer, gain experience, and be part of a big event:
Needed: 1-2 volunteers to help film an emergency drill event at Woodland Pond Senior Living Center in New Paltz, NY. This will be a larger scale drill which will include New Paltz Fire Department, Ulster Fire Department, EMS, and many other surrounding first responders.
The event will take place October 4th, from around 12-5pm (this is a tentative time as the coordinators at Woodland Pond are still planning!)
I would need someone to assist me with audio and some camera operation for the event; you would be following me as I go through the campus shooting the event.
There has not been a drill of this scale done in Ulster County, so there will definitely be potential for local news coverage experience and exposure.
If you are interested or have any questions, please call/text Isabella at (845) 399-7351 or email Isabella.lawkins@gmail.com

Scholarships Available in January for Legislative Gazette Interns in Albany for Spring 2023!

Here’s an update on the incentives for students to participate in one of the best internships offered: The Legislative Gazette, online publication based in Albany, NY. This is an in-person internship in Albany, NY. **Scholarship applications are due January 27, 2023.
  • One (1) $5,000 scholarship is available for a student committing to at least 9 credit hours.
  • Four (4) $2,000 scholarships are available for students meant to help those traveling to and from Albany. Preference is given to highest credit enrollment first – 6 credit, then 5, then 4, then 3, etc.
  • The Gazette needs students with writing, editing, publishing, social media, videography, and audio skills to produce a wide variety of news content daily.
  • Opportunities for shooting and producing news video, short documentaries and other photo and video content for the Gazette’s website and social media channels, using new production equipment housed in the Albany newsroom.
  • Gazette students will be covering the Governor’s State of the State Address, Budget Negotiations, Court of Appeals hearings, and legislation related to gun control, voting protections, conservation and environmental protections and other breaking stories.
  • Students cover live press conferences in and around the State Capitol, rallies, protests, committee hearings, and live sessions of the State Assembly and State Senate.
  • For more information about the internship, job duties, and the application process, please contact Professor James Gormley at gormleyj@newpaltz.edu

Interested in working in the Podcast industry? (un)maidenly podcast seeking Editing/Production intern for paid Spring 2023 internship !

The (un)maidenly podcast is looking for a Spring 2023 intern to help edit and produce their weekly podcast. Interns will be paid and can expect to work 8 hours a week (120 hours total). All work will be done remotely and interns will be given access to the equipment and software needed to produce the podcast. On top of editing and production, interns will help with some marketing tasks – familiarity with Canva is a must !

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