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Fall 2016: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation - Video Production Intern

Sep 23, 2016

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Intern Duties:

Assist the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation video production team with a variety of production and post-

production activities at the Foundation’s Central Support Complex to produce educational resources that

support Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center programs. Interns will assist the production

team with film shoots and the post-production process, to include setting up equipment, preparing sets,

and editing images and footage. Interns may also provide support with electronic newsletters.

Department:

Outreach Education and Special Services

Desired Qualifications and/or Skills

Good interpersonal and research skills, detail-oriented, able to work independently. Must be able to use

the internet responsibly, and be proficient with Adobe Photoshop. Experience with video editing software

a plus.

 

Description of Employer

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia that operates two

living-history museums, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center. These two museums

feature outdoor living-history areas in which costumed historical interpreters describe and demonstrate

life in 17 th- and 18 th -century Virginia. Jamestown Settlement features re-creations of a Powhatan Indian

village, three ships, and James Fort. The Yorktown Victory Center offers a Continental Army

encampment and Tidewater Virginia farm.

Our mission is to educate and to promote understanding and awareness of Virginia’s role in the creation

of the United States of America. The Foundation is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Website

www.historyisfun.org

Address of Employer

We can utilize interns at 3 different locations (Map Quest addresses listed below):

Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

Yorktown Victory Center, 200 Water Street, Yorktown

Central Support Complex, 1 Diesel Drive, Williamsburg

Application Process

To be considered for an internship, candidates must complete and submit a Jamestown-Yorktown

Foundation internship application, a resume, and complete the placement process. The placement process

includes a screening interview, a possible secondary interview with the department in which they wish to

be placed, evaluation of the applicant’s availability and scheduling, and attending required training (e.g.,

new hire orientation; safety and security orientation).

More information about our internships and volunteer opportunities may be found on our website,

www.historyisfun.org, under the 'About Us' section. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation will make efforts

to comply with individual school requirements for those participants seeking academic credit for their

internships. No stipends or transportation are provided. Generally speaking, an intern should be available

to work a minimum of 8 hours and no more than 20 hours per week during an academic semester.

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FALL 2016

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Internships

Most internships are offered from September through December; February through early May; and late

May through August. Please confirm on the application if you intend to apply for an experiential or

academic internship and which semester you are applying for and/or date you wish to begin.

Please note: Internships are available on a first-come- first-priority basis. Any approval for academic

credit must come through your academic advisor. Experiential internships are available on a rolling

admissions basis.

To receive an application packet, please send your complete name, mailing address, phone number, email

address, and your area of interest to:

Janet Gallagher

Volunteer Services Manager

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

P.O. Box 1607

Williamsburg, VA 23187

(757) 253-4034

janet.gallagher@jyf.virginia.gov

All complete applications and resumes should be sent to the Volunteer Services Manager.