Spring 2024: VCU Dept of Psychology, Humphrey Fellowship - Video Intern

The Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright exchange initiative that brings experienced  professionals from selected countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle  East, Europe, and Eurasia to the United States for ten months of study and practical,  professional experiences. VCU is one of 13 universities in the country serving as a Humphrey  Campus, with a program that focuses on understanding and addressing a range of health issues.  The program emphasizes the use of culturally appropriate, science-based prevention, treatment,  and policy interventions. Core components of the program include leadership development,  discipline-specific knowledge building, and knowledge of U.S. systems to foster collaboration  and problem solving. 

Name of Business: 

VCU Department of Psychology, Humphrey Fellowship Program  

Type of internship 

Broadcast journalism, media production, video production 

Video Intern Position Description 

The VCU Department of Psychology's Humphrey Fellowship Program is seeking an enthusiastic  intern with a passion for video and a talent for creating engaging content to join our team. The  Humphrey Fellowship Program is a 10-month leadership program for mid-career international  scholars working in the field of public health. As a Video Intern, you will work with the assistant  

coordinator to produce content for social media and the web. The ideal candidate is a highly  motivated and creative individual with video production and editing skills. You will have the  opportunity to tell the stories of mid-career international scholars working in public health and  demonstrate the impact of this Fulbright sponsored program on individuals and communities  domestically and around the world.

Working for the Humphrey Fellowship Program, as a Video Intern offers a variety of unique  opportunities and benefits including: 

  • Exposure to international communications: As a Video Intern, you will have the  opportunity to work with mid-career international scholars and gain experience in  communicating with diverse people from around the world. This will provide valuable  experience in cross-cultural communication and the opportunity to hone your  communication skills. 
  • Professional development: The Humphrey Fellowship Program is a prestigious program  with a strong reputation in the field of public health. As an intern, you will have the  opportunity to work with experienced professionals and gain valuable skills and  experience that will be transferable to future career opportunities. 
  • Networking: As an intern, you will have the opportunity to interact with scholars,  faculty, and staff from the Humphrey Fellowship Program as well as members of the  Richmond community. This will provide opportunities for networking and building  relationships that can be beneficial for future career opportunities. 
  • Impact: As a Video Intern, your work will have a direct impact on the program and its  participants. By telling the stories of the Humphrey Fellowship Program and associated  stakeholders, you will help to raise awareness of the program and its impact both  domestically and internationally. 

Intern Responsibilities 

  • Research, film, and edit news stories, profiles, features, social media content, and b-roll • Conduct on-camera interviews with faculty, staff, students, and alumni as needed for  stories 
  • Edit film that is submitted to the College by outside community members, like alumni or  donors 
  • Collaborate with communications and graphic design interns on content for the VCU  Humphrey Fellowship Program 
  • Brainstorm and research ideas for original content  

Intern Qualifications 

  • Junior or senior with 3.0 GPA 
  • Strong writing and interviewing skills 
  • Strong communicator 
  • Ability to meet deadlines 
  • Organized and detail-orientated 
  • Fluency in Adobe Premiere or similar video editing software

When offered 

Year-round, hours are flexible; ideally 10 hours per week 


Unpaid; college/graduate credit 


Grace Street Center – 912 West Grace St., Monroe Park Campus 

Who to contact 

Heather Ashton, assistant coordinator 


How to contact 

Please email a cover letter/resume and writing samples to Heather Ashton, assistant  coordinator (ashtonhr@vcu.edu).