Film/Communications InternBookmark This
5500 39th St NW
DescriptionTimeBanks USA is accepting applications for various unpaid internships to begin immediately at the TimeBanks International Headquarters in Washington D.C. TimeBanks USA internships are available during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Hours are flexible. Full time and part time internships are available.
Internships are unpaid, however, TimeBanks USA is happy to coordinate with colleges, and graduate programs for credit.
TimeBanks USA is a non-profit that has created a network of TimeBanks. TimeBanks USA is involved is a multitude of different policy and social issues including: health policy, veterans’ issues, education, restorative justice, homelessness and poverty, and local DC community issues.
Each independent TimeBank uses a medium of exchange to build networks-for-good in communities. For every hour of help given, a TimeBank member earns one credit. TimeBanking builds on the magic of “pay it forward,” one good turn leading to another and another and another. Through pay-it-forward, TimeBanking joins unused resources in a community to needs that are not being met.
The idea is simple: I earn a time credit by doing something for you. It doesn’t matter what that “something” is. You turnaround and earn a time credit doing something for someone else. For example, an hour of gardening equals an hour of child-care equals an hour of dentistry equals an hour of home repair equals an hour of teaching someone to play chess.
ResponsibilitiesThe Film/Communications Intern will be responsible for:
a. Help maintain TimeBanks YouTube Channel
b. Assist with TimeBanks USA documentary project
c. Assist with other small film projects
i. Duties may entail: directing, script writing, filming, and post-production editing
d. Help publish the e-Magazine
e. With other interns assist with program management and events in coordination with partner programs
RequirementsInterested candidates should possess an interest in, or have some prior knowledge of non-profits and grassroots movements and advocacy, and be excited to participate in a fast-paced work environment. Interns will have the opportunity to attend community meetings and events.
Ideal candidates will:
- Be passionate about the TimeBanks USA “pay-it-forward” mission
- Have a strong desire to learn about how a small non-profit functions
- Have a passion for activism
- Have experience fundraising for a cause or an organization
- Have some experience with or the quick ability to learn video production
- Have their own cell phone and computer.
- Be a self-starter who works as well alone as they do in a team
- Be able to balance multiple and evolving priorities.
- Have a sense of humor, and handle themselves gracefully when faced with shifting priorities
- Be comfortable building relationships with a diverse group of partners, non-profits, members, staff, and local community leaders and volunteers
- Interns should be comfortable with modern office software and learning new technologies – such as the TimeBanks
software, Wiggio, Skype, and Google Docs
- Have Excellent writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills
- Be highly organized and have a keen attention to detail
Interested candidates should email a brief cover letter indicating which internship(s) they are applying for, their interest in that position, availability (days/hours per week), and their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line specifying the semester and which internship(s) they are applying for. Ex: Spring 2014 Administrative and Program Intern