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Multimedia Graduate Internship at the Brennan Center for Justice

Multimedia Graduate Internship 

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve the systems of democracy and justice in the United States. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Brennan Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protections in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them – in Congress and the states, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion. 

We are seeking interns to provide support to staff in our New York office for our Communications Multimedia team. 

Responsibilities: Interns will assist with creating digital assets, video editing, research: still/motion and general administrative work for the Brennan Center. Additionally, there will be opportunities to attend and observe substantive meetings within the Communications Department. 

Specific responsibilities for the Communications Multimedia team may include the following

  • Produce motion graphics, animation and GIFs for digital channels. 
  • Extensive image and archive research for video assignments. 
  • Editing and producing video assets including intro and exit graphics, lower-thirds, color grading, sound design and exporting video. 
  • Research on Brennan Center issues to develop engaging short-form video and motion graphics. 
  • Support development of institutional, campaign and brand videos; including pitching and developing scripts. 
  • Visual conception for motion graphics and or video narratives of editorial stories, campaigns and Brennan Center events. 
  • Motion and still research, cataloging and organization of visual assets. 
  • Maintaining multimedia archive: graphics, images and video. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidates are independent self-starters, friendly, cheerful, energetic, punctual, resourceful, positive, detail-oriented and highly organized. Must have a sense of humor! Interns must also have excellent research, writing and communication skills. A strong visual vocabulary, as well as a passion for our issues. Must be proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, including 

Premiere Pro, AfterEffects, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator a must. Experience with Zoom, Dropbox, Slack, Basecamp, Eventbrite, Canva, Lumen5, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word, beneficial. Must be able to work remotely and have own computer capable of running Adobe Creative Cloud. Software license will be provided by company. 

This internship is only open to current graduate students. 

Hours: 15-25 hours per week. 

Pay: $17.50 per hour. 

Duration: One semester. Start date: Week of June 1, 2020 


Applications will be reviewed, and applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis. Decisions will be made as soon as appropriate candidates are identified. To apply, please visit:, apply online, and upload your cover letter, resume, and samples of your work and contact information for three references. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by email to: with “Multimedia Graduate Intern” in the subject line, after registering in the online system. 

The Brennan Center for Justice is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, Brennan Center 

  • Hires staff that reflects this country’s full range of racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic identities, gender identities, and sexual orientations; 
  • Creates a workplace where true diversity is fostered and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged; 
  • Ensures that all members of the Brennan Center community feel welcome and respected, and have equal opportunities to thrive and advance within the institution; and 
  • Is committed to supporting low-income communities and communities of color particularly affected by social inequities. 

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