We are looking for enthusiastic interns from various majors including Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, Education, English, and Filmmaking. An interest in learning about the entertainment and multimedia arts industry and education through digital arts is ideal. A general interest in movies and filmmaking is also encouraged.
Students may use the internship to fulfill credit requirements for their particular course of study if they make the appropriate arrangements with their academic institution, but obtaining school credit is not a requirement.
Working Environment and Job Functions:
Interns are immersed in a constant learning environment and are involved in all aspects of the organization from maintaining databases and logs and writing professional letters, to helping organize and implement upcoming projects that Steeltown will sponsor or be involved with. Each day is sure to present new challenges and tasks as our organization is still establishing its identity in the Pittsburgh region.
Interns are encouraged to work closely as a team on all projects. This is a great opportunity to learn about and participate in the entertainment industry. In return, you will receive:
- College credit (if applicable)
- Invaluable experience
- Access to Pittsburgh's entertainment professionals
- A lifetime of contacts
- The opportunity to participate in exciting programs and projects
While our internships are multidisciplinary and all focus on the operations of a nonprofit, interns will be asked to focus on any one of the following: events planning, marketing, administrative, grant-writing, website design, mentoring at-risk youth in our "Youth and Media" program, and business administration. There will also be some times when video production and editing will be needed.
Intern responsibilities by program / skill:
All interns will assist in daily general operations of a small nonprofit organization. These tasks include but are not limited to, performing media searches for recent relevant news, filing, conducting sector research, updating databases, and other tasks as needed.
Marketing, PR, Advertising, Journalism, Communications, Graphic Design, and Video Production majors with administrative skills will work directly with staff to assist in production of the Steeltown Film Factory, a screenwriting competition designed to match emerging talent with mentoring professionals in the entertainment industry and learn the process of making a film. The Film Factory will be working in a community partnership with Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Carnegie Screenwriters, Silk Screen Asian-American Film Festival, and other local filmmaking resources. Interns must be creative self-starters with a lot of initiative and follow-through. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: event planning, marketing and public relations, scheduling, editing, and basic video documenting of events.
Youth & Media After School and Take a Shot at Changing the World:
Interns interested in non-profit work and video production. As needed, interns will assist the Program Manager with tasks related to teaching Y&M classes to at-risk youth at Westinghouse High School and/or administering and promoting the Take a Shot at Changing the World digital media contest. Majors and concentrations: Education and Teaching, Social Work, Filmmaking, Film Studies, Video Production or relevant experience.
Interns with intermediate experience with FinalCut Pro as well as a working knowledge of documentaries. Experience with LiveType and Adobe AfterEffects is a plus. Under the guidance of Steeltown's Production and Program Managers, interns will work on media projects and trailers as they flow through the organization.
Students interested in entertainment law will work closely with Director of Business and Legal Affairs to research and oversee implementation of agreements with partners and help supervise all production within the organization. Interns will also research and create LLC entities and help develop Steeltown's film Investment Fund as part of our economic development initiative. Students interested in a legal internship should contact Tom Magner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interns with an interest in nonprofit communications and social media marketing. Experience with all forms of social media is a plus (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, blogging, Wordpress, MoveableType, Vimeo, etc.) Interns will get experience promoting programs on various social media sites and promoting for upcoming events. There may be opportunities to compose blog posts and assist in other traditional forms of communication. Strong writing and organizational skills preferred. Knowledge of web design a plus but not required. Interns with own laptops are also preferred but not necessary.
Please send a resume and cover letter indicating which fields most interest you as well as your availability to Meg Huber at email@example.com
Tell us more about yourself by including your career goals and a brief statement on why you would be a good match with the Steeltown Entertainment Project.
Interns will commit to a full semester at a minimum of 2 days/week or 10 hours/week. Applicants may receive college credit.
The application deadline for Summer 2013 internships is March 22nd. Applications received after this date will be considered for Fall 2013.
The application deadline for the Fall 2013 internship is July 31, 2013.