Position title
Video Editor Internship

Video Editor Internship

Seeking an artistic collaborator skilled in Video Editing to join our national team of passionate filmmakers making change through documentary intersectional, conversations and interviews.

Essential Stories Project is a grassroots organization that focuses on elevating the voices of people on the frontlines of our world’s most pressing social issues. We promote progressive women and LGBTQIA of color leadership on every level. Our national team provides you with real stories from people on the frontlines of the Covid19 pandemic and the #BlackLivesMatter Movement nationally and globally, along with clear calls to action.

Who is our audience?

Anyone of any age 14-100+ who cares about social change and building a world that honors social and economic equality and freedom for all.

What is our mission and purpose?

Essential Stories Project is an independent, grassroots media platform that gives a voice to people on the frontlines of our world’s most pressing social issues. Real People. Real Stories. Real Experiences. It is our mission to provide constructive journalism that is aimed to inspire and provide clear calls to action. We promote leadership by progressive women and LGBTQIA of color on every level.

How are we different from similar orgs?

Our media platform and public events facilitate and deliver panels and conversations that are always intersectional, from a wide variety of cultural demographics, generations, fields of study, genders and sexual orientations. We bring diverse activists, artists and thinkers together who might not otherwise meet, to share perspectives and projects, inform, build national and global community and collaborations, inspire and give clear calls to action to public audiences.

Apply 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.

*There is no pay for this position. Essential Stories Project is a not for profit organization. All team members are passionate, skilled professionals who volunteer their time.

Qualifications & Time Commitment
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.
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.

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

Applicants should have knowledge

  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Trello
  • Slack
  • Wipster (or similar editing collaboration software)

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
Valid through
October 1, 2021
Working Hours
10-15 hours per week
Date posted
April 25, 2021
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