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Spring 2019: DARS - Videography Intern

Nov 27, 2018

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships, Public Relations internships

The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) seeks a videography intern to join our communications team in exchange for college credit.

 

DARS embraces a strong, online visual presence in telling the agency’s story to the public. We share stories of the agency’s programs, initiatives and success stories of our consumers: Virginians with disabilities seeking employment and older or vulnerable adults.

 

Our video library houses stories of young adults with disabilities learning skills that lead to good-paying jobs in advanced manufacturing or using assistive technology to attend college; raising awareness of elder exploitation crimes that costs Virginians an estimated $1 billion a year; or a health program that helps older inmates manage their chronic diseases while in Virginia prisons.

 

DARS has several new federal grants and programs that offer possibilities for videos. In addition, our residential campus near Staunton is rich with personal, moving stories of the 300+ students, staff and faculty in health care, materials handling, modern manufacturing, auto mechanics, culinary skills, forklift handling and life skills, and others.

 

You will create, coordinate and distribute relevant and timely video content to the agency’s Facebook and YouTube and other channels; follow Section 508 accessibility guidelines, including open captioning, for all content produced; produce and edit still photos; and edit audio and provide sound as needed. Agency videos generally run in length from 2-4 minutes, with the opportunity to create longer videos. We seek at least one video per month and are willing to work with you on hours and schedules.

 

We offer onsite free parking at our campus near Three Chopt and Forest Ave.

 

Requirements

 

  • Demonstrated experience creating video content for social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Adobe Creative Suite, including Audition, Premier Pro, and Photoshop
  • Proficiency in videography (storyboarding, interviewing, script writing and editing skills)
  • Competency in audio recording/editing skills; still photography and use of equipment, including DSLR cameras, tripods, lighting equipment, and Yeti and lavalier mics
  • Ability to interact professionally with agency leadership and interview subjects required
  • Ability to meet deadlines and follow Commonwealth’s IT security requirements a must
  • Camera, tripod, lighting equipment, laptop and software provided
  • Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills and knowledge of AP style a plus

 

Check out our videos at YouTube.com/vadrs and Facebook. For more information, contact Communications Director A.J. Hostetler at aj.hostetler@dars.virginia.gov.