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Multimedia & Digital Communications Intern

The Multimedia & Digital Communications Intern (MDCI) assists in capturing and developing high standard multimedia content pieces, requiring a high degree of technical expertise and creativity. The position will assist with on-set productions in a variety of capacities, including managing professional video, photo, and audio equipment. The position also cuts, and edits collected video footage until it meets the communications director’s approval, including rearranging and splicing scenes that have already been shot, and inserting music, sound, or optical effects.
In addition, the MDCI assists in the publishing and distribution of all digital content on national Salvation Army digital media channels to effectively communicate the mission of The Salvation Army internally and externally. Works specifically to strengthen and enhance the image and awareness of The Salvation Army by identifying compelling stories and assists the development of weekly organizational and programmatic updates from The Salvation Army’s National Commander; supports the communications team during emergency response situations involving National Headquarters, Territorial and Divisional headquarters and other emergency responder agencies as may be involved.
Visually interpret the story needs of the producers by imagining, visualizing, and creating cinematic looks using our existing inventory of tools. Uses photo and video to effectively communicate and achieve the three digital communications objectives of The Salvation Army National Headquarters: increase fundraising, build and protect The Salvation Army’s brand, and meet human needs. Assists in the planning, development, and implementation of the digital communications strategy and subsequent content that will appear on the national website and social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.   
Proficient in usage of all types of camera equipment, especially Sony mirrorless cameras. Proficient in usage of lighting for video production, audio recording equipment, and encoding video to different formats. Some working knowledge or desire to learn After Effects techniques for simple Motion Graphics, such as lower thirds and title cards. A working knowledge of online communications, including website and social media publishing.
Applicants must be enrolled in their third or fourth year of a Multimedia, Video Production, or relevant Bachelor’s program, and must be receiving college credit. Awareness of film procedure, terminology and on-set production preferred. Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel PowerPoint, OneDrive), Adobe Premiere Pro, Dropbox, and other postproduction or digital design software.
A valid driver’s license.
This is an on-site position with free underground parking and lunches offered.  The length of the internship will be approximately 12 weeks.
Please submit your cover letter and resume by secure fax to (703) 684-3478, email to with the job title in the subject line, or send via US Mail to 615 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314, Attn: HR Office.