Position title
Digital Media Internship

Digital Media Internship

Essential Stories Project was founded in March 2020 by a multicultural team across the nation to give voice to people on the frontlines of the covid 19 pandemic and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. It is our mission to provide constructive journalism and create important dialogue among activists and frontline workers that is aimed to inspire and provide clear calls to action. We promote progressive female and LGBTQ leadership of color on every level.

Apply for an internship today and learn about working in film and for a women’s non-profit.

Please note this is not a production internship. All work is done remotely.

Qualifications & Time Commitment

Digital Media Internship: Qualified candidates will demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task, work independently, and meet deadlines. Familiarity with internet research and the Microsoft Office suite necessary. Knowledge of and interest in feminist media, black media, and/or indigenous media a plus. Interns are asked to work a minimum of 10-15 hours per week during the school year and summer. Duration is flexible to meet university requirements, but a minimum commitment of three months is optimal.

All interns will be required to sign an Internship Letter of Agreement that outlines the duration and schedule of their internship.

  • Research, record and report on our subjects’ work, industries, demographics, environment and social landscape to inform video narrations, interview questions, and other content
  • Provide actionable tips and advice for promoting subjects’ work services and businesses on our platforms
  • Research and evaluate “competitor” marketing, digital content what audiences they're targeting
  • Research audience preferences and discover current trends
  • Stay up-to-date with social justice buzz words, trends and important figures, past and present
  • Discover, recommend and develop opportunities for strong candidates and unique voices for interviews, panelists, participating artists and collaborations 
  • Discover, recommend and develop opportunities for events, media and opportunities for ESP to be featured in
  • Complete additional tasks as requested
Benefits & Compensation

All ESP internship positions are unpaid. However, interns qualify for and have access to a number of services and benefits: free event access, interaction and collaboration with professional, multicultural film team members and networks across the U.S., free access to film library from our collection, a complimentary, virtual 45 min consultation with a professional ESP affiliate in marketing, branding or filmmaking per semester, college or university course credit.


Applications are accepted year round.

All candidates are required to submit a cover-letter along with resume and references.

International applicants are encouraged to submit an application. Please Note: Essential Stories Project does not provide visas or accommodations for individuals working from abroad.

Employment Type
Intern, Volunteer
Beginning of employment
Job Location
Remote work possible
Date posted
April 25, 2021
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Position: Digital Media Internship

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