87 Lafayette Street NYC 10013 - (212) 966-4510
Important Summer '15 Dates*
5/3: Deadline for Applications
5/18: Start of Internship Cycle
8/28: End of Internship Cycle
*Dates are subject to change.
How to Apply
Fill out an application here.
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DCTV Internship Program
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 stipend.
Departments Seeking Summer Interns
Broadcast + Productions For Hire
DCTV's Productions team works on multiple broadcast documentary projects as well as work for hire client video productions. Assist in their production process by researching, transcribing, assisting fieldwork and post-productions. Basic post-production skill is 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.
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!
Get hands-on experience 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 and/or Avid Media Composer 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.
Training + Resources
Get in on the action with the Workshops, Equipment Rentals, and Membership facets of this exciting department! Work alongside our team by assisting with workshop and membership materials; classroom & event preparation; production equipment & media lab equipment maintenance; outreach and more! Attention to detail and a sense of humor required.
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.