Working at MEF

Intern and volunteer positions are structured around the college semester system. Positions are available for Spring, Summer, and Fall in both Production and Marketing/Administration. Internships and volunteer positions are unpaid, but we are able to offer credit for currently enrolled students. Interns do not need to be registered students.

Production Internship

6-12 Credits
(2-4 days a week, 9am-5pm)

Production interns work directly with MEF producers and editors on a variety of tasks assisting in the completion of both daily and long-term operations. These include media collection and research, converting media to an assortment of different formats, transcribing, maintaining our extensive in-house news log and other responsibilities. We are looking for people with depth, diligence, communication skills and the ability to collaborate. Experience using Macs and Mac-based programs (such as Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, and/or Photoshop) is a plus.

Marketing/Administration Internship

3-12 Credits
(8 hours a week minimum commitment. Flexible schedule between the hours of 9 am-5pm, Monday through Friday.)

Marketing interns gain experience in various aspects of market and distribution research, outreach, and public relations. Marketing interns assist in projects such as monitoring and posting to our social media sites, creating and assembling press kits, developing and updating content for the website, sending out new video releases to reviewers, submitting our films to conferences and film festivals, and proofreading print and web materials. On the administration side, interns will assist in all aspects of sales and distribution, and help with other front-office or finance operations. Desirable candidates will be curious, organized, self-directed, and able to multi-task. Strong writing and communication skills are essential. Familiarity with social media and basic HTML is a plus.

How to Apply for an Internship

Other than taking care of the University or college’s requirements for securing credit for the internship (if you are seeking credit), applicants should send the following:

  • A cover letter. Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the internship, how you learned of it, and its relevance to your academic work or vocational plans. Please indicate in your letter which internship you are applying for — marketing or production — and either the summer, fall, or spring semester.
  • A resume
  • An unofficial transcript

Send Production internship applications to:

Jeremy Earp
Media Education Foundation
60 Masonic Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Call 413.584.8500 x2110 with any questions or email jeremyearp@mediaed.org

Send Marketing/Administration internship applications to:

Alexandra Peterson
Media Education Foundation
60 Masonic Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Call 413.584.8500 x2205 with any questions or email alex@mediaed.org

Applicants to the Marketing/Administration internship should, in addition to including the materials above, keep the following questions in mind. Does your cover letter:

  • Show evidence of being a strong writer?
  • Convey an understanding of MEF’s mission, including mentioning which specific MEF films you’ve seen?
  • Express a keen interest for the work that MEF does?
  • Discuss why you are specifically interested in marketing?

Internship Application Deadlines

  • For Spring 2017 semester: November 11, 2016
  • For Summer 2017 session: March 31, 2017
  • For Fall 2017 semester: May 12, 2017

Jobs

None available at this time