Internships Available with USFSP’s Neighborhood News Bureau

Audiovisual editor

The intern will work 8h/week at the NNB office at the Enoch Davis Center for the 15 weeks of the semester, totaling 120h. The intern will edit audio and audiovisual files, mostly using Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition (Hindenburg and Audacity may also be used for simpler files) to the standards for publication with our media partners. The intern will also attend master classes and workshops in audio and audiovisual production and post-production provided by reporters and videographers of WUSF, WEDU and the American Heart Association in addition to having access to Lynda.com and to the internship supervisor and Graduate Assistant for help. This is a position exclusive to NNB, but the work done will be submitted to WUSF, WEDU, OPEN, AARP, The American Heart Association and few other outlets including The Weekly Challenger. These are part of current partnerships we have to cover social determinants of health in South St. Petersburg and to produce oral histories.

Copy editor, fact checker and assignment desk (multiple positions)

This is a joint internship in which the intern will work from NNB, under Dr. Motta’s supervision, but also editing stories, fact checking and doing some assignment editing work for both NNB and The Weekly Challenger. We are looking for two or three interns in this capacity. The interns will be responsible for contacting Lyn Johnson, Editor-in-Chief of the Weekly Challenger, for story and editing assignments. They will copy edit and fact check stories for both NNB and The Weekly Challenger under my supervision and with the help of our Graduate Assistant. They will also maintain the assignments files up to date by calling different local neighborhood associations and organizations to learn about events, activities and issues that affect each neighborhood and produce assignment and tip sheets based on the information.The interns will work 8h/week at the NNB office at the Enoch Davis Center for the 15 weeks of the semester, totaling 120h.

Public relations and social media manager

This internship will have one intern working on building a digital newsletter, taking and editing pictures and video about NNB’s work and managing our social media accounts under Dr. Motta’s supervision and with the help of our Graduate Assistant. The main goal is to provide NNB’s work with visibility with three main target publics: the residents of Midtown and Greater Childs Park neighborhoods, policy makers and power brokers in the local and state levels, and potential donors or sponsors of NNB’s work. The intern will work 8h/week at the NNB office at the Enoch Davis Center for the 15 weeks of the semester, totaling 120h.

Web publisher and designer and photo editor

The intern will be responsible for designing and publishing stories and special projects on NNBnews.com. The intern will have the opportunity to learn more about design and about using web design and publishing tools such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and WordPress. The intern will work 8h/week at the NNB office at the Enoch Davis Center for the 15 weeks of the semester, totaling 120h.

HOW TO APPLY: Send your résumé to NNB@USFSP.edu with the subject line “NNB INTERNSHIP” and a 4-to-5-paragraph cover letter naming the position to which you would like to apply and explaining why we should hire you.

Applications are due on Dec. 16, 2017.

We will notify the chosen interns by Dec. 20, 2017.

Any questions can be sent to Dr. Motta (bhmotta@mail.usf.edu) or to NNB@USFSP.edu.