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The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.
The iDeas Lab, the award-winning creative and digital production department at CSIS, seeks highly motivated and creative candidates for a full-time, six-month multimedia production internship with our dynamic and fast-paced team in Washington D.C. beginning May 2023. Responsibilities will focus primarily on video production assignments, as well as audio production for our suite of podcasts.
The iDeas Lab enhances CSIS's policy research and analysis with the latest in audio, video, design, and web products. You can see some of our work at https://www.csis.org/podcasts (or at https://www.csis.org/dracopoulos-ideas-lab and on https://www.youtube.com/user/csisdc). The iDeas Lab is a creative environment made up of three major sub-teams – video/audio production, web development, and design. We are a highly collaborative team, and often use our skills and passion in many different creative arenas.
The multimedia production intern will primarily support the multimedia producers while also working with the other iDeas Lab sub-teams, supporting a range of creative efforts across the spectrum of CSIS issue areas. We are looking for a creative, energetic, self-starter who has a passion for video and a strong desire to experience the many different facets and phases of digital media production. The multimedia production intern will work closely with the entire department on creative projects that partner with some of the most respected foreign policy experts and researchers in the world to tell compelling public policy stories.
The internship is structured to provide aspiring professionals with practical experience and hard-skill building, and to add content to their professional portfolios.
The intern will be paid an hourly rate of $16.10–18.10, commensurate with experience.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Serve as primary video editor for two new CSIS content streams: The Question—a vertical video series— and YouTube-versions of various CSIS podcasts
• Produce videos for CSIS video series including The ReCap and Testify
• Assist with studio set-up and editing of video interviews
• Source B-roll and music for CSIS video products, and assist with pre-production research as needed
• Edit full-length podcast episodes and other audio features using Adobe Audition
• Curate video and audio content on our websites, social media platforms, and other content delivery networks
• Assist our developers, producers, and designers with other tasks as needed
KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:
• B.A./B.S in relevant field (or rising senior);
• Relevant work or internship experience is a plus
• Basic working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud applications – especially Premiere; familiarity with Audition, After Effects, Illustrator, and/or Photoshop also a plus
• Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, including operating in a fast-paced environment and managing competing priorities
• Strong attention to detail, initiative, and follow-through skills
• Interest in global affairs and public policy is a plus
• Eligible to work in the United States
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK CONDITIONS:
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a link to a portfolio or samples of past work. Finalists will be asked for references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.