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Video Internship Opportunity – International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The Video Intern will assist with the production, post-production and distribution of video content about the IRC’s work as well as perform administrative functions essential to the video unit’s operation. In addition to prepping and logging footage, assistant editing, and helping to shape the structure of videos in post-production, there will be opportunities to act as production assistant, camera assistant and/or cameraperson on videos that are filmed in the New York area.


  • Administrative: Ensure the hiring and payment of the video unit’s freelancers goes smoothly by processing paperwork for contracts and invoices. Help to organize logistics for shoots. Handle music and footage licensing and organize licenses and releases. Maintain spreadsheets including production plans, freelancers roster and equipment list.
  • Production: Assist with physical tasks (i.e. carrying equipment, helping to set up lights) and administrative tasks (i.e. getting releases signed) on shoots. Provide camerawork as needed.
  • Post production: Organize and convert footage for editing. Manage footage backups. Assemble clips in Final Cut Pro. Help producers and editors to develop stories.

Learning Outcomes:

The intern will be provided opportunities for learning:

  • Production management
  • Field production
  • Editing process


  • Enrolled in a film, communications of journalism program.
  • Detail-oriented, organized and reliable.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and willingness to engage in physical activity on film shoots.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity with Final Cut Pro preferred but not required.
  • Shooting experience helpful but not required.
  • Dedication to the IRC’s mission.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.


10-20 hours per week for at 3-4 months between March and September .

Please apply online: .