Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Reuters Television Internship

Reuters Television is seeking interns for late summer/fall. We are moving offices at the end of the month, and are looking to consolidate and digitize our large tape library, so we are putting inquiries out to all Los Angeles area colleges to find a hard working communications student interested in television news, who would like to get their foot in the door at a reputable global news agency. Below is a detailed description of the position:

Reuters Television is seeking interns for the late summer/fall semester to assist with digitizing its extensive tape library. Position(s) will entail transferring thousands of field tapes and EPKs from Beta and DVC to DVD, as well as logging and cataloguing footage in a database. Candidate should have strong organizational skills, strong computer skills, an interest in the news business and a general knowledge of the entertainment industry. Possibilities include working with linear and non-linear editing platforms, as well as accompanying Reuters TV news crews on shoots, including premieres and awards shows. Great opportunity for field experience. Internship will be part time, between 10 and 20 hours per week, at the Reuters bureau in downtown Los Angeles. The internship is unpaid and the candidate must be able to receive academic credit.

Reuters Television is the video arm of the global Reuters news and information agency.

resumes should be sent to:

Slingshot Labs Internship

Slingshot Labs is looking for students interested in journalism, marketing, graphic design, video, corporate strategy, and new media to apply to our Fall 09 Internship Program.
We are an innovative web development company located near 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica.

Interns will work with the fastest growing medium in the business landscape- the internet. They will contribute to content, marketing, and strategy for two of our sites, and Tasks include writing articles, creating new media content, assisting with video shorts, and generating ideas in marketing brainstorm meetings, as well as some office work. If you thrive in a fun but hardworking office environment, this internship is for you.

Hours are flexible, but we require interns to dedicate at least 8 hours per week. Please note that this internship is unpaid, however some past interns have been hired on a full-time basis.

Please fill out attached application, and email it, along with your resume, to All questions are welcome.

Our mission at Slingshot Labs is to be a fast-mover in the quickly evolving Web2.0 landscape. We form, launch, and provide the critical momentum for companies to successfully become leaders in their markets. Our team has a proven track-record of entrepreneurial success, with key underpinnings coming from two of the founders of Slingshot's overall approach embodies the continued entrepreneurial spirit and vision of our parent company NewsCorp.

Corinne Crockett
Internship Director
Slingshot Labs
409 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Application Below

Slingshot Labs Internship Program Application

Name ____________________________________ Today’s Date __________________

Address ________________________________________________________________

Phone Number ______________________ Email _______________________________

College/University _____________________________Graduation Date _____________

Major _____________________ Can you commit to at least 8 hrs/week? Y____ N ____

Please answer these short answer questions in paragraph form.

*Why do you want to intern for Slingshot Labs?

* What are your career objectives and goals? How will this experience help you to meet those goals?

* What is your experience working with marketing and new technologies (social media, video, web, etc)?

Filming Opportunity

Since January, the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center’s Vote For Equality team has been working to win marriage back by having face-to-face conversations with unsupportive voters in Los Angeles County. We’ve already had over 3,000 conversations and we know we can win in Los Angeles County by changing the hearts and minds of thousands of voters, by having persuasive conversations and by telling our personal stories. But we need to recruit and train more volunteers.

Capturing our conversations with voters on video will be key in our training and recruitment efforts. We already have a number of great conversations on tape, but we really need your help to meet our goal to capture more video.

We need videographers to come to our canvasses and film our canvassers going door-to-door. You will receive a full training ahead of time on how to best capture conversations at the door. It's a unique and important way you can use your skills to contribute to the movement.

Our next is this Sunday, July 26th from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and our subsequent dates are Saturday, August 15th and Saturday, August 29th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

For more information, contact Toph Allen at, or call 213-448-4152.