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Multimedia Storytelling Intern

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Reports to: Communications Manager
Apply by: August 11, 2017
Internship Details: Paid, part-time, 10-week fall internship

Job Description:

The Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) is looking for a creative, outgoing person with strong interpersonal and organizational skills to serve as a Multimedia Storytelling Intern. This person will play a vital role in a new community-focused campaign to gather client stories and capture them through interviews, photography and videography.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with local food pantries to gather leads for stories from visitors to the food pantry.
  • Visit pantries to meet with clients on-site and make introductions.
  • Schedule and conduct interviews with pantry visitors, on-camera when possible.
  • Properly obtain media release documentation for all interviewees.
  • Produce a minimum of 8 full client stories.

Required Skills:

  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, most importantly Photoshop and Premiere.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate photo and video shoots.
  • Photography experience, specifically shooting with a DSLR.
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience in shooting and editing video footage.

Desirable Skills:

  • Spanish language capability (speaking and writing).
  • Familiarity with WordPress or other Content Management System (CMS).


  • Current student or recent graduate with a degree in Photography, Journalism, Communications, or a related field.


Frequent travel around the metro area will be required. Mileage reimbursement is available.

Internship Details

The intern will serve 15 hours/week for 10 weeks during the fall. Some flexibility with hours and work schedule will be possible. This is a paid internship.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and work examples to Luke Elzinga, Communications Manager, by August 11, 2017. Applications can be sent to or 1435 Mulberry Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.