Job Description: Rodale Institute is seeking a qualified multimedia intern to help create dynamic, digital storytelling. This intern would work with Rodale Institute’s Communications department on video projects, photography, online education such as webinars, and social media outlets such as Facebook Live and Youtube. Multimedia communications will be shared through social media, our website, email marketing and other campaigns.
Location: Rodale Institute Main Office, 611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, PA 19530
Responsibilities Could Include:
• Pitching Multimedia story ideas
• Filming and photographing research and farm projects around Rodale Institute farm
• Editing video, including graphics and sound
• Working as a production assistant with professional videographers, including scheduling shoots, helping with lighting and sound equipment, etc.
• Using social media sites and livestreaming features such as Facebook Live, Youtube, Instagram Stories and more
• Assisting with other communications tasks such as events
• Previous experience and coursework in communications, such as journalism, photography, multimedia, and more
• Interest in agriculture, food and farming, with a commitment to an organic planet
• Incredibly organized, attentive to detail, with the ability to manage projects, work independently, multi-task and be a team player
• Experience and interest in storytelling, including asking great questions and understanding a voice and a brand
• Experience with video or photo editing, such as iMovie, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, etc.
• Ideally, a candidate would have access to some of their own equipment for capturing and editing.
Compensation: An ideal candidate will complete this internship for college credit. Additionally, there is an opportunity for a student to receive housing at Rodale Institute, as well as some organic food from the farm. Students not receiving college credit may be eligible for a $200/week stipend.
Schedule: An ideal candidate for a summer internship could commit to at least 30 hours/week for a minimum of 12 weeks. An ideal candidate for a spring or fall internship could commit to at least 15 hours/week for at least 12 weeks.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and at least two work samples (preferably completed video or photography projects) to Diana Martin at Diana.Martin@RodaleInstitute.org.
Deadlines: Suggested deadlines are listed below. If you miss a deadline, or you are interested in a internship that does not meet the minimum duration, please contact Diana Martin, Director of Communications at Diana.Martin@RodaleInstitute.org, as exceptions can sometimes be made based on the needs of Rodale Institute.
Spring Internship: November 15
Summer Internship: February 1
Fall Internship: September 1
About Rodale Institute: Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach. For seventy years, the Institute has been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about how going organic is the healthiest option for people and the planet.
To learn more about additional internship opportunities at Rodale Institute, please visit rodaleinstitute.org/dig-deeper/work-with-us/.