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Internship: KQED Arts Video Intern (July 2021-Dec 2021)

Deadline to apply for KQED Internships is May 31, 2021. If you are applying to multiple KQED internships, please state this along with the Internship titles in your cover letter.

KQED is a community-supported television, radio and digital-media company with a mission to change lives for the better, promote civic engagement and bring arts and culture to everyone. 

As the Arts video intern, you will assist a small, highly-collaborative and creative video team in the creation and distribution of digital video, including our two-time Webby Award-winning series, “If Cities Could Dance.” ( The series features dancers in the Bay Area and beyond who represent their communities’ signature moves and preserve the histories and traditions that birthed and continue to evolve their dance styles. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.   

Interns will receive practical experience supporting all phases of video creation and training in various areas.

This is a paid internship, working 16 hours a week from July 19, 2021 through December 30, 2021. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Attending Arts video and all arts and culture team meetings
  • Story and archival research and pre-interviews
  • Managing the transcription of interviews
  • Securing rights and clearances
  • Creating, organizing and archiving show deliverables and documents
  • Fulfilling requests to screen KQED Arts documentaries and videos

Other Job Functions: 

  • Film and create social media assets and other videos to promote KQED Arts videos
  • Assist producers on local video shoots (in adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols) 
  • Assist editors in the post-production of videos

Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Interest in art, culture and history
  • Some experience with video production 
  • Experience identifying and connecting with story sources and influencers  
  • Ability to work independently on deadline and to balance multiple assignments 
  • Ability to adapt from project to project and platform to platform 
  • Fluent on social media platforms
  • Strong organizational and research skills and strong attention to detail

Knowledge/Experience Desired

  • Interest and/or background in arts and culture
  • Interest and knowledge of YouTube platform 
  • Knowledge and experience with Premiere Pro and Photoshop, and professional video and photo cameras and sound equipment 

Growth & Development Opportunities: You will have an opportunity to work with experienced video producers and storytellers, and to deepen your understanding and skills in various phases of digital video creation and distribution. You will receive training and experience in digital media workflow and coordination, clearances and rights, and community engagement and media impact. After the internship, Arts video interns are eligible to apply for on-call video production assistant and associate producer positions. 


The mission that drives us:

KQED is for everyone who wants to be more.  Our television, radio, digital media, and educational services change lives for the better and help individuals and communities achieve their full potential.

KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media.   We provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st-century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration- exposing them to new people, places and ideas.

We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public services.



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