Editorial Intern with Hudson Valley Magazine and The Valley Table

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This is a remote position.

Today Media Inc, publishers of Hudson Valley Magazine and The Valley Table, is looking for editorial interns for fall 2022. This position is an opportunity to learn about how a regional print magazine is put together. Students will learn from professionals with years of experience in the industry. This is an unpaid internship, and participating interns must be eligible to earn college credit. Hudson Valley-based students are preferred.

Hudson Valley is a monthly lifestyle magazine that has celebrated the region for almost 50 years. It divulges in food, travel, home and design, influential and interesting residents, and much more.

The Valley Table is a quarterly publication specializing in local food and farms, and organizes Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Interns will perform the following duties across both publications:

Responsibilities include:

  • Fact-checking
  • Article research, proofreading, photo outreach
  • Writing front-of-book and department articles for the magazine and website
  • Assisting staff with other functions necessary to produce a monthly magazine and its website (photo shoots, administrative duties, etc.)
  • Pitching and brainstorming content for future issues

Desired Skills:

  • Magazine writing skills
  • Fact-checking
  • Interviewing skills
  • Editing
  • Proofreading

Hours: Monday through Friday, any time between 9a-5p

Application Requirements: Writing samples or photo samples

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest, your resume, and your writing samples to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

Artist Assistant for Suprina Sculpture

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This is an in person position, some tasks can be conducted remotely.

Local artist, Suprina Troche, studied sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia but never graduated. Instead she got a job as a sculptor in Hoboken, at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and she learned her craft from working in the field. There she discovered the world of promotional prop making and after gaining skill and confidence Suprina started her own prop business. Her clients included Annie Leibovitz, Apple Computer, Bloomingdales, Fortunoff, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “I always felt conflicted fabricating objects that were mainly used to sell retail “junk/landfill” …after all, my personal art work was made with these very objects once they were not deemed the ‘next best thing’ anymore and were cast away.” After 9/11, (she lived 3 blocks from ground zero) Suprina found herself making the life long decision to focus solely on her own artworks, which are mostly narrative/figurative and deal with our human condition and social issues. Detritus, castings, modeling, and painting, are all parts of the finished works.

The student should be interested in the arts, and/or the environment /social issues and working with the community.

Position Description:

  • Student will be asked to update social media and inventory
  • Help create an outreach letter
  • Assist in hanging art,
  • Prep raw materials for the art-making process

Desired Skills:

  • Self starter and eager to get involved
  • Interested in art and social justice
  • Social media, excel, good eye/hand coordination, an excellent command of the English language and grammar.
  • Handy with a camera, good sense of organizing and a heart for the environment.

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

Marketing Intern with ABClatino Media Network

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. Parts of this position can be conducted remotely.

GET/ABClatino is a media network, nonprofit organization dedicate to promote and support the Latino culture in the region. We create content in both, English & Spanish and publish them in our different channels, TV – Radio – Digital Magazine – Podcast – Social Media and Printed Newsletters.

Look at short promo videos of ABClatino here.

Address: 356 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Position Description:

  • Help in the production of magazine, radio and TV content for the regional community!
  • Media, radio & TV
  • Social media
  • Marketing
  • Design

Desired Skills:

  • Marketing, social media, YouTube, video, savvy
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a must.

Hours: Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hrs with org over the semester for + 30 hrs of academic work OR min. 80 hr over the semester with org  + 60 hours of academic work)

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

Various Internships with The Woodstock Film Festival

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually.

November Newsletter, Part II — Woodstock Film FestivalThe Woodstock Film Festival (WFF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that nurtures and supports emerging and established filmmakers, sharing their creative voices through an annual festival and year-round programming to promote culture, diversity, community, educational opportunities and economic growth. 

Past attendees have included Darren Aronofsky, Alejandro Innaritu, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jonathan Demme, Steve Buscemi, Paul Rudd, Ben Foster, Richard Linklater, Mark Ruffalo, Natalie Portman, Kevin Smith, and many, many more.

The Woodstock Film Festival offers individuals unique, hands-on internship opportunities…

  • Interns learn administrative practices, management skills, and fundraising strategies associated with the film, media arts industry, and the running of an educational, not-for-profit 501c3 organization. 
  • Interns will work scheduled hours at the festival’s year-round office in Woodstock, on-site for special events and during festival operations or remotely. 
  • Interns will have contact with industry professionals of all levels, including festival directors, project managers, graphic designers, web developers, filmmakers, distributors, members of the press, and many others.

Potential Departments:

  • Operations, Press, Public Relations, Administrative, Graphic Design, and Production.
  • General experience includes database management, film entry screening evaluations, fundraising, public relations, press, community outreach, production coordination, event planning, equipment optimizing/organization, etc. 
  • Of course, the internship will be custom tailored depending on the intern’s individual experience and skills. 

Desired Skills:

Applicants with extensive knowledge of relevant software systems will be able to expand upon their experience editing web pages, doing design layouts, organizing files, editing photo and video, and much more. Some programs that we use include Photoshop, Canva, Squarespace, monday.com, Google Drive, Lightroom, FileMaker, and more. Interns will have many opportunities to meet and network with well-connected and up-and-coming industry members while enjoying responsibility in a fast-paced and team-based environment.

Hours: Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hrs with org over the semester for + 30 hrs of academic work OR min. 80 hr over the semester with org  + 60 hours of academic work)

To Apply: Please complete this online application and email jhinkley@vassar.edu

Digital Media Intern with Cryptic Gallery

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This is an in person position.

Cryptic Gallery is a new contemporary art space working in several schools of art from surrealism, street art and photography to sculptural, pop and graffiti, to name a few. Their motto is: “Recognizing the unfamiliar.”

Location: 358 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the set up and take down of art shows
  • Attend gallery shows to assist with visitors’ questions and document the event
  • Photograph and edit content for social media and Cryptic’s website
  • Help with video editing
  • Manage incoming submissions for shows

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with photography and video editing
  • Understanding of websites
  • An interest in contemporary art

Hours: Flexible; Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hours over the semester for 0.5 unit + 30 hrs of academic work or min. 80 hours over the semester for 1.0 unit + 60 hours of academic work)

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

Emotional Support, Academic Support/Tutoring with Finish Strong

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This is an in person opportunity only available for CEL credit.

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Finish Strong  provides non-contact boxing and other activities as well as mental health counseling to address trauma and build resiliency in youth and young adults. They strive to bring experiences to the classroom that youth would not otherwise encounter, such as:

  • Drawing, painting, and other arts/crafts
  • Film and media
  • Singing, musical instruments
  • Culture and history
  • Cooking
  • Sports and physical activity
  • Nature and gardening
  • Yoga/body and mind connection
  • Or any other ideas!

CEL students should be able to assist youth with social emotional learning & emotional support using various outlets such as arts & crafts and other therapeutic practices.

Location: Family Partnership Center, 29 N Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie NY, 12601 

Desired Skills:

  • The student should have a skill of interest that they would teach to the participants
  • A desire to work with kids ages 8-15
  • Be prepared for a very active and engaging experience!

Hours: Flexible hours during Monday through Friday between 3-8pm; Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hrs with org over the semester for + 30 hrs of academic work OR min. 80 hr over the semester with org + 60 hours of academic work)

Finish Strong will provide training on trauma-informed care and practices, as well as other areas of interest the intern may have.

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

Marketing and Media Intern for The Friends of Bill Duke Committee

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester.

Organization: The Duke Media Foundation

Website: Duke Media Foundation | The solution for our youth.

About: Bill Duke was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY and attended FDR school district. He attended Dutchess Community College and had a taste for the arts in creative writing. Soon after, Mr. Duke spent time at Boston University and NYU Tisch School of Arts. You may recognize Mr. Duke from roles in movies and television such as Predator, Bird on a Wire, American Gigolo, and Black Lightning. Bill Duke started The Duke Media Foundation, whose mission is to seek to train and empower underserved and gifted high school students in the disciplines of new media arts, financial literacy, the science of branding and entrepreneurship in preparation for careers in the new digital media age. By focusing on populations that are underrepresented in the Media and Finance industries, the Duke Media Foundation aims to usher today’s youth into the emerging global economy by preparing them with tools for the rapidly changing new media environment.

This October, The Friends of Bill Duke, will welcome him back to Poughkeepsie for a day of arts, media, history, and culture! Students could help with the planning and execution of this event.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the planning of the event
  • Collaborating with community members to organize the schedule and logistics
  • Assist with the event itself
    • Document the day through photography and video
  • Create informational flyers and posters to share on social media and with the public
  • Community outreach to stakeholders in the community

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with filming and editing software
  • An interest to learn and build community
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to use social media platforms

Hours: flexible, but students are expected to attend the event and meetings; Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hrs with org over the semester for + 30 hrs of academic work OR min. 80 hr over the semester with org + 60 hours of academic work)

To Apply: Please send a copy of your resume and a statement of interest to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

 

Various Positions with Rebuilding Our Children and Community Inc.

This opportunity is available during Fall 2022 semester. Parts of this position can be conducted remotely.

Rebuilding Our Children and Community Inc. (ROCC( is a nonprofit organization committed to serving children and families of Dutchess County through out of school programming.

Opportunities:

  • Media and social media marketing
  • Research about the education and out of school opportunities for youth of Dutchess County and the City of Poughkeepsie
  • Work directly with underserved youth through our gun violence program for youth ages 14-18 and through our summer camp for youth ages 5-13.
  • Assist in the planning of all programming.

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to work independently

Other Requirements:

  • Background check

Hours: Flexible schedule; Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hrs with org over the semester for + 30 hrs of academic work OR min. 80 hr over the semester with org + 60 hours of academic work)

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

Social Media Position with Day One

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.

DAY ONE Early Learning CommunityDAY ONE Early Learning Community is a non-profit located in the city of Poughkeepsie. Our mission is dedicated to creating the best learning opportunities for young children in New York State by providing state-of-the-art training for early childhood teachers. As part of our ecosystem for building high quality early childhood education, we provide programs for parents to have access to knowledge, resources and respect for their hopes for their children and families.

Location: 289 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Position Description:

  • The social media intern will have the opportunity to research, draft, and post material about DAY ONE Early Learning Community (DOELC). Over the course of the semester, the intern will create 10 posts for each of the following platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.
  • These posts will be carefully researched and focused on our target audiences of: Parents, teachers, children, early childhood education centers, local businesses and local government.
  • A key goal will be to create a Hootsuite account, which organizes and schedules the posts.
  • As the intern learns about DOELC and hopefully more about our local community, this person will be responsible for presenting DOELC in a positive and professional manner, reflecting DAY ONE’s core values.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Maturity, responsibility and reliability are important
  • Ability to adhere to confidentiality requirements
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Attention to professional presentation

Hours: Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hrs with org over the semester for + 30 hrs of academic work OR min. 80 hr over the semester with org  + 60 hours of academic work)

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

Communications Position with Jewish Federation of Dutchess County

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.

The Jewish Federation of Dutchess County is your key to the Jewish community. We serve the Jewish population of the greater Dutchess County area regardless of affiliation. Our annual community campaign supports local agencies and programming including PJ Library, Hebrew education through scholarships, senior programs, cultural events, Medical Lending, and The Voice, the monthly Jewish newspaper, and Jewish in Dutchess, a weekly email of information about local Jewish activities.

Location: 17 Collegeview Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Position Description:

  • Update content on website, Facebook, and Instagram
  • Research marketing strategy and approach in order to expand audiences
  • Build engagement and community
  • Help with the Newsletter and weekly email
  • Create analytics reports

Hours: 4 hours a week; students can register for 0.5 unit of credit ( min. 40 hrs with org over the semester + 30 hrs of academic work or min)

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to work independently

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu