87 Lafayette Street NYC 10013 - (212) 966-4510
Winter/Spring 2014 Internship Opportunities
Important Winter/Spring Dates*
1/6: Deadline for Applications
1/27: Start of Internship Cycle
5/2: End of Internship Cycle
*Dates are subject to change.
How to Apply
Applications must consist of the following 3 items. Incomplete or partial applications will not be accepted:
- DCTV Internship Application
- Cover Letter
(Download Application here.)
- Attn: DCTV Internships
87 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013
Please make all inquiries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and not by telephone. Thank you!
DCTV Internship Program
PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer accepting applications for Winter/Spring 2014. Please do not send applications at this time, as they will not be reviewed. When we are seeking Interns for our next cycle (Summer), this webpage will be updated. Thank you.
Founded in 1972, DCTV is an established media arts resource for NYC’s independent filmmaking community, located in a gothic landmark firehouse in Chinatown/Tribeca. DCTV provides affordable workshops, production equipment rentals, post-production facilities, a signature screening series, renowned youth programming, and more – all under the same roof as its award-winning documentary production house.
Our Internship Program allows a small group of dedicated people to work alongside DCTV's staff, contributing to our multi-faceted organization while learning skills and accessing resources that DCTV provides.
We encourage anyone who is passionate about independent filmmaking and/or grassroots non-profit administration to apply.
Interns work two days per week (Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm) for an approximate 12-15 week Internship Cycle in a specific department.
During their term, Interns receive access to free DCTV Workshops, Equipment and Media Lab Rentals, and a daily lunch stipend.
Departments Seeking Interns
Be an integral part of the fundraising process at DCTV. Help research and liaison with prospective donors, foundations, and sponsors, as well as prepare grant proposals, letters to donors, update press kits, and marketing materials. Collect, collate, and coordinate outcome data for DCTV programs. Prospective interns should have an understanding of how development and fundraising can contribute to the implementation of exceptional media programs and projects, as well as Microsoft Office skills and an interest in writing for development and marketing. Interns should also be familiar with Excel and databases and be interested in helping design creative solutions to capture and present accurate data to the public and supporters. Video production, FCP skills, and Photoshop are a plus!
Assist in the running of day-to-day operations at DCTV’s landmark firehouse to get hands-on experience in event production, from setting up for screenings, shoots, weddings, etc. to working with a sound mixer and lighting board. Interns must be creative problem solvers able to work under tight deadlines. While general office duties are part of the internship, this is a very active position! An inquisitive nature is most welcome and flexible schedule required.
Get hands-on experience and be involved with all aspects of DCTV’s demanding technical needs including: editing/graphics software and hardware installation; computer networking; working with blu-ray, LTO tape and other emerging technologies; and general support, maintenance and troubleshooting of DCTV’s infrastructure. Preference will be given to candidates proficient with Microsoft Office and with some video experience. Knowledge of Final Cut Studio a plus, as limited apprentice editor duties are possible.
PRO-TV is DCTV’s youth media arts training program, providing positive creative outlets for young people to address the issues affecting their lives and their communities. PRO-TV interns will assist in coordinating community programs (primarily TV-High), Summer Media Fellowship, and general office assistance. Ideal candidate should have hands-on experience in production, as well as experience using Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, and Photoshop. Must love music, having fun, and working with youth. Work sample required.
Productions For Hire
PFH helps nonprofits and grassroots organizations utilize media to improve and publicize their community endeavors. Assist in their production process by transcribing, researching, assisting fieldwork, and organizing media. Video production skills are recommended, and basic computer skills (Microsoft Office) are required, along with a great passion for learning! Flexible schedule and valid drivers license are a plus.
Placement in the DCTV Internship program is not guaranteed. After submitting the required materials, your application will be reviewed. Selected candidates will be contacted by DCTV Internships for an interview. DCTV is an equal-opportunity employer.