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The World Affairs Council of Northern California believes that informed citizens can make a difference in the world. We are a non-partisan membership organization whose mission is to explore global issues and opportunities that transcend borders. Through our extensive onsite programming and our online media library, we engage with policy makers, business executives, philanthropists, academics, civic leaders and an attentive public  to listen, learn, discuss and debate.

In addition, the Global Philanthropy Forum, a project of the Council, aims to build a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes and to inform, enable and enhance the strategic nature of their giving.

The Council is a nonprofit organization with an annual budget of approximately $6 million and a professional staff of twenty.

The World Affairs Council of Northern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.


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Multimedia Production Internship

World Affairs Council

The World Affairs Council of Northern California is seeking a highly motivated intern to support its audio and video production. The potential intern should have previous audio-video production experience either through internship or relevant college coursework. This internship is most appropriate for Digital Media, Film and Video students or similar. The internship is specifically suited for students interested in gaining hands-on audio and video production experience in a live event environment.

Responsibilities include:
  • Recording audio and video.
  • Screening/logging/transcribing/editing multimedia footage.
  • Providing post-production support.
  • Publishing podcasts and updating iTunes RSS feed.
  • Cataloging archival digital media.
  • Attending cross functional team meetings.
  • Brainstorming and assisting in the adoption of online video initiatives.
  • Researching trends in multimedia content development and integration.
  • Performing administrative tasks in support of the Marketing and Communications team, as necessary.
  • Knowledge and experience with various digital video camera, lighting and sound techniques.
  • Ability to work efficiently and creatively to produce high quality video products in a fast-paced, often live environment.
  • Proficient in Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, Photoshop and Audacity.
  • Experience shooting and editing high-definition video for the web.
  • Familiarity with posting multimedia content to online platforms (YouTube, Vimeo, iTunes, blogs, etc.).
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Passion for international perspectives and foreign affairs is a plus.

Hours: 15 – 20 hours per week is required, with a minimum of two months commitment. The start date is ASAP.

Compensation: This internship is unpaid; however we will reimburse for monthly commuting costs.

[Posted August 18, 2014]



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Interns are welcome to attend Council forums and other standard events free of charge and are given a one-year membership following the successful completion of the internship. All internships are unpaid; we will reimburse for monthly commuting costs.


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