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9033 Westerholme Way
Posted: May 13 2016
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Description Internship Fundamentals (Year round on-call opportunities and Summer Session)
Scheduling is flexible, Internship
On-call opportunities will arise requiring video and photo assistance throughout the year
30 Hours/Week May 31, 2016 – September 8, 2016
The internship completes by COB, Monday, September 8, 2016. There may be opportunities for internship extensions through mid-October to participate in the planning process for the 2017 calendar year of events.
Location partially flexible; various computer/web-based activities may be performed remotely
On-site work will be performed in the Home Office, located in Vienna, VA (zip code 22182)
On-site work at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City will be performed from August 31 – September 5, 2016
Intern will report directly to the Executive Vice President and the Director of Social Media
Additional supervision may be provided by the Senior Vice President of Marketing, and the Chief Executive Officer
This is an unpaid internship
Food options will be available while working at the Home Office and Hyatt Regency
Room costs will be covered by the NOVA Open while working at the Hyatt Regency
Background and Scope of the NOVA Open, LLC
The NOVA Open is an internationally attended hobby and art convention focused on the subject of tabletop wargaming. It is one of the largest tabletop wargaming events in the world. Participants historically attend from all over North America, Europe, and Australia to compete in gaming tournaments, take hobby and art seminars, and submit their own artistic works for juried competitions.
In addition to a dense schedule of social, educational, and competitive activities, the convention hosts an increasingly wide variety of industry vendors selling a diverse array of products and services.
Beginning in 2013, the founders of the NOVA Open also formalized the creation of the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation (NOCF), dedicated to raising resources in support of non-profits like Doctors Without Borders, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Fisher House.
The NOVA Open is also highly active throughout the calendar year leading up to each annual convention. Staff and volunteers participate in a number of electronic and hands-on planning and production events, to include filmmaking, newsletters, and both direct and viral internet marketing through Blogs, Forums, and popular news sites.
The NOVA Open’s future plans include wider expansion into Arts and Entertainment, including juried fine arts exhibitions, concerts, and film events.
ResponsibilitiesThe Photography/Videography Intern will be instructed and directed by NOVA Open Photographer to perform a wide variety of related tasks, including:
Taking photos for the NOVA Open miniature art painting competition, the Capital Palette, on-site at Hyatt Regency (photos used for judging and publication)
Taking candid photos of the NOVA Open staff and attendees in all aspects of the convention
Being responsive, courteous and engaging to all NOVA Open attendees at the convention
Compiling and presenting PowerPoint presentations which will display their photography and videos
Taking photos and videos at the Final Awards Ceremony at the NOVA Open, which will take place in the evening hours on Sunday, September 4th , 2016, at the Hyatt Regency
Being responsive to all requests for photography and videography
Completing all photo projects assigned in
Primarily using Vimeo, under direction of NOVA Open Photographer, for video projects
RequirementsCollege students or graduates seeking experience in their field, exposure to a good working environment, and the opportunity to build and develop an exceptional portfolio.
ONE INTERN IS BEING SOUGHT TO PERFORM MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP FOR THE CONVENTION TEAM.
Benefits of a NOVA Open/NOCF Internship
The NOVA Open is a small, focused business. An Internship with the NOVA Open/NOCF carries substantial responsibility and opportunity for real professional experience starting on day one. Internships are available to college graduates and college students seeking experience as well as developing a strong portfolio. All interns will participate in web-based projects, research, writing, event planning and coordination, project management, logistics planning, and operations. Internship activities will be primarily office/desk-based, but will include opportunities for more physical and hands-on activities to include: artistic/hobby design-build projects, convention layout design, set-up, and break-down.
Interns will work directly with the NOVA Open Board of Directors and NOCF Board of Directors, comprised of a diverse array of proven career professionals from numerous fields. The Board includes high-ranking military officers, career executives, attorneys, CPAs, and a variety of management professionals from the Washington, DC area. In addition to rapidly accumulating substantial experience, interns will be able to interact with and earn reference and recommendation from these successful and high-ranking members of the NOVA Open/NOCF Board of Directors.
SkillsRequired - Oral Communication, Strong interpersonal skills, Flexible Schedule, Communication Skills, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Candid Photography, Event Photography, Digital Video, Event Videography, Photo Editing, Video Editing
Preferred - Flexibility, Strong Work Ethic, Highly motivated self-starter, Independent