Internship Opportunity at Peace Corps

December 07, 2017

Position Description:
Position: Intern—Peace Corps Office of Communications
Time Required: At least 20-25 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship to begin in Winter Semester of 2018.
Period of Internship: Winter 2018 semester that could extend.
Location: Office of External Affairs, Office of Communications, Peace Corps Headquarters, Washington, DC

Organization
The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then-Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship. Since that time, more than 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have been invited by 139 host countries to work to improve HIV education, information technology, and environmental preservation.

General Purpose
The mission of the Press Office is to communicate the Peace Corps’ message to national and international media. The Press Office is the principal point of contact for the Agency with the public and the news media both domestically and abroad. The office is responsible for ensuring that the public is informed about the Agency’s activities and about the priorities and policies of the Peace Corps Director. The Digital Department is responsible for strategy and content creation for the agency in the digital sphere. The Office communicates the agency’s message in all digital formats and supports recruitment efforts through digital tools.

Specific Responsibilities, Interns will:

  • Help maintain and update the photo and video libraries while using the agency’s system for digital asset management
  • Assist when needed on photo and video assignments
  • Update the Agency’s online Media Library
  • Assist with editing photos
  • Assist with editing video.
  • Assist in preparing video and photo records for transfer to the National Archives
  • Fulfill basic photo and video requests

Qualifications

  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Bridge, Premier Pro)
  • Basic knowledge of Digital Asset Management systems such as naming, captioning and keywords
  • Knowledgeable about photo and video file formats needed for various media
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Skill in written and oral communications
  • Must possess strong computer and organizational skills
  • Experience with After Effects is a plus
  • Knowledge of DSLR equipment is a plus
  • Other – successful candidate will be subjected to fingerprinting and background check as part of standard U.S. Federal employment hiring procedure.

Mentor/Supervising Professional
Photographer

To Apply
Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (expression of interest) and links to any photo samples to [email protected]. Please include “Multimedia Intern” in the subject line.