Research and Production Intern Opportunity -- Oregon Story Board

Oregon Story Board logoOregon Story Board Research and Production Intern (Spring term, potential for summer)

Join Oregon Story Board as an intern, to be on the forefront of emerging new media and digital storytelling in the state of Oregon!

Oregon Story Board is a non-profit dedicated to the education, support, and promotion of the digital media ecosystem in Oregon, sponsored by a collective of State and corporate entities.  The organization is designed to further digital storytelling across the state in many forms – encompassing everything from filmmaking to video game development, to news and communications, to the technologies that enable those industries.

Preference given to applicants who apply by April 7th for the spring term opportunity.

DURATION & CREDITS:

  • Spring and potentially Summer terms (May - mid-June or May - August), with a potential for an extension for fall and winter terms.
  • 4 credits per term (120 work hours per term minimum-exception made for partial term position; ~10 hours per week).

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Assists in research activities for the Oregon Story Board staff (including but not limited to researching new media, emerging technologies, companies and grant opportunities)
  • Writing detailed summary reports on research projects
  • Supporting OSB staff as assigned
  • Potential to interface with employers in the game, tech, and film industry
  • Assists start-up companies participating in the accelerator with Oregon Story Board
  • Potential to get involved editing footage into concise, compelling videos for upload to the web
  • Submits new ideas for projects to Executive Director

THE IDEAL INTERN:

  • Creative, self-motivated and extremely organized self-starters
  • Strong writing ability
  • Willingness to jump in and assist wherever needed on a wide variety of tasks
  • Knowledge of copyright a plus
  • Theoretical understanding of filmmaking, game production, news platforms, and/or video production and multiplatform distribution
  • Passion for new media and digital storytelling
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • A keen attention to detail
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and car, with the ability to travel to Portland as needed and agreed upon

TO APPLY:

To apply, submit the following items – as single PDF file – to Shauna Riedel-Bash (shaunar@uoregon.edu).  Preference given to applicants who apply by April 7th for the spring term opportunity:

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this internship, as well as your availability.
  • Current resume.
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