The Safety Net Project (SNP) at the Urban Justice Center (UJC) UJC provides free legal services to low and no-income households at legal clinics located at food pantries, soup kitchens, and community health centers throughout New York City. We advise, assist, and represent individuals to minimize evictions, ensure tenants obtain necessary repairs to their apartments, and guarantee that those who are eligible for crucial public benefits receive them. We combine legal services, new media campaigns, and community organizing to advance the movement for economic justice, preserve and expand access to social service programs, and ensure government accountability.
SNP is seeking a Videographer Intern to work as the documenter of our upcoming campaign: Accessing Justice. SNP’s multi-media campaign seeks to target tenants who are eligible for free legal services to inform them of New York City’s new Right to Counsel law, and the benefits of having an attorney represent them. The campaign is organized in partnership with Northeastern University, JustFix.nyc, and the Right to Counsel Coalition. The Videographer Intern will be joining this multilateral team to produce meaningful, social justice-oriented digital content to further the campaign’s advocacy goals.
SNP is seeking a Videographer Intern with a high degree of creativity, who will be responsible for digital storytelling and managing media production. The videographer will have tasks related to both production and post-production including footage shooting, assisting with interviews, transport, operation of equipment, staging, and preparation. The videographer will work alongside SNP executives and the rest of the campaign committee to develop content that accurately and concisely displays the work of the campaign. They may also work alongside the video editor to finalize the finished multimedia presentation. This internship is unpaid, but will provide an excellent opportunity to influence the conversation around poverty and the affordable housing crisis that affects millions of Americans.
Only candidates with demonstrable experience with professional video documentation will be considered. Candidates who have their own gear and/or video editing experience will be highly preferred.
Successful candidates must possess the ability and willingness to learn the basics of the issues presented: NYC Universal Access to Counsel law, landlord/tenant practice in New York City, and the affordable housing crisis. Candidates should possess an aptitude for engaging with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds, and a strong desire to work with New Yorkers living in poverty. Applicants must also have knowledge and understanding of how media can be a tool for social change, a commitment to the Safety Net Project’s goal of combating stigma against homeless and low-income people, and a demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice. Strong written, verbal, and organizational skills are essential. Spanish proficiency is a plus.
The Safety Net Project is an equal opportunity employer. SNP encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, people from low-income backgrounds, and people with personal experience with the criminal justice system. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities we serve.
Application Instructions & Deadlines
We are accepting internship applications through the end of 2018. To apply, email a copy of your resume, cover letter and references to Scott Wagner at email@example.com with the subject line, “SNP Videographer Internship.”