Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
About the Project:
Bloggers, Tweeters, and Facebookers around the world are jailed for their pro-democracy activism, yet barely half the eligible voters in the U.S. care to cast a ballot. Online a different story unfolds—Journalism 2.0 meets Government 2.0 in an attempt to re-invigorate American democracy. American Spring explores what democracy looks like in the 21st century as cell phones, laptops, and an ever-expanding toolkit of apps changes the power dynamic between citizens, the media, and politicians.
We need someone who is organized and has strong communication skills. We would like someone with some experience in video production or documentary film. We are looking for someone to commit to 8 - 15 hours a week.
Five Steps Forward Media (http://fivestepsforward.com) seeks a motivated intern to help us in the beginning stages of an exciting new documentary film about democracy and the blogosphere. We are working in partnership with PatchWorks Films, a talented and successful documentary film production company (http://www.patchworksfilms.net/) and Working Films (http://www.workingfilms.org/) which links film to social activism. The position is unpaid. As we develop the project and secure funds it could turn into a paid position. Primary responsibilities include managing our social media campaign and light administrative tasks. It is a fun project and will be a great way to learn about producing feature length documentary film.