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

Meet the Authors with Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat (in person)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat serves a crucial role for writers, in the long developmental process for their musicals. We give a writing team a weeklong residency in a private home just outside of Rhinebeck, where they live together for one week and do nothing but write their new musical. We ask for no money from Rhinebeck writers, take no share of future royalties, give each writer a stipend, and cover all costs of the retreat. Come meet the authors! Free and open to all. You’ll enjoy food, drinks, and conversation with the writers, learn more about the creation of their musical, and hear a few songs.

Email RSVP@rhinebeckwriters.org to let us know when you can join us. Once we hear from you, we’ll send more info about each event.

Discussion on: HERE AND THEIR

Sam O’Malley of Butte, Montana is happily engaged and running the family pizza parlor when a carefully guarded family secret is unearthed. Not only does Sam have an estranged aunt no one has ever mentioned, but it turns out she’s lesbian punk rock icon Vikki Vektor! While online stalking, er, research, Sam stumbles across the term “nonbinary” and digs deeper into a world that is simultaneously completely unknown and innately familiar. Is thirty-three “too old” to learn something new about yourself?

JASMINE JOSHUA (Book, additional Music & Lyrics | they/them)

Jasmine Joshua is a writer, producer, actor, and director.  Jasmine’s solo show BREAD CRUMBS premiered at ACT’s Solo Fest and was included in Ars Nova’s ANTFest in 2021. Their nonbinary musical HERE AND THEIR is currently being workshopped at the Seattle Rep. Jasmine graduated magna cum laude from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Jewish Studies. They also studied with the Larry Moss Studio and the Groundlings. Directing: Intiman; Reboot Theatre; Cafe Nordo; assistant director at 5th Ave; associate director at Village. On stage: SPT, Book-it, SMT. Jasmine is the Artistic Director of Reboot Theatre Company.

HEATHER RAGUSA (Music & Lyrics | she/her)

Heather Ragusa has worked as songwriter and recording artist for over a decade, including fronting Heather Rae and Tumbleweed and opening multiple times for punk legend Exene Cervenka. Heather’s freshman album “Slow Down Woman” inspired the queer country musical LET’S BE SILVER, another collaboration with writing partner Jasmine Joshua. Heather has roots in both musical theater and commercial music production, and has collaborated and performed with members of Social Distortion, Steppenwolf, The Abiders, The Pullmen, The Side Show Preachers, Whiskey Chimp, and more. Also, not to name drop, but she once rode on the back of Nick St. Nicholas’s motorcycle, stole beer from Hoobastank’s green room, and squatted in Glenn Danzig’s trailer. Heather raises chickens and children in Eagle Rock with her husband, Jon-Paul.

Interviewer/Reporter with Ulster Immigrant Defense Network

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

The Ulster Immigrant Defense Network‘s (UIDN) mission is to provide a network of safety and support to immigrants, regardless of status.

UIDN welcomes interns and volunteers and will coordinate with you to create a schedule that works for you – remote, in person from our office in Kingston, or a combination. If you have a special skill or interest and have an idea for sharing it with UIDN, they will consider the possibility!

Location: 30 Pine Grove Ave, Kingston, NY 12401

Position Description:

  • UDIN’s newsletter, UPDATE, is published online every four to eight weeks. The editor would like to incorporate more stories about and interviews with the county’s immigrant communities.
  • This position is designed for a bilingual (Spanish/English) volunteer with experience conducting interviews.

Desired Skills:

  • A commitment to UIDN’s mission and vision, members of immigrant communities, and principles of anti-racism/oppression
  • A non-judgmental attitude and robust interpersonal skills; strong organizational and time management skills
  • The ability to work independently and with members of teams; a learning mindset; and a willingness to accept feedback
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

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

Writer’s Lab (virtual)

Jumpstart or support your writing process at The Hudson Valley Performing Arts Lab “Writer’s Lab”! Writers who workshop their work in the month of June will have the opportunity to continue development with actors in the July Actor’s Labs.
Register here!

Summer 2022 CEL Opportunities

Please click on the links below to read more about the positions. Click here to review the process to register.

Arts/Media/Culture

Business

Education

Environment/Sustainability

History

Law/Politics

Public Health and Mental Health

Social Services

Urban Planning

Intern with Rhinebeck Writers Retreat

This opportunity is available for Summer 2022. This is an in-person position that requires the student to have their own vehicle.

RWR stacked logo.pngCreated in 2011, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat is a crucial incubator of new musicals. We give 8 musical theatre writing teams a private, weeklong residency in a home near Rhinebeck, NY, where they focus solely on writing. Our writers’ musicals have been produced in theaters across the country such as The Public Theatre (NY), Playwrights Horizons (NY), La Jolla Playhouse (CA), Paper Mill Playhouse (NJ) and Dallas Theater Center (TX). Past Rhinebeck writers include Tony winners Duncan Sheik and Stew, and multi-award winners Joe Iconis, Nathan Tysen, Alex Timbers, David Hein, Irene Sankoff, Grace McLean, Isabella Dawis, Tidtaya Sinutoke, and Max Vernon.

We receive funding from National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, ASCAP Foundation, and The Noël Coward Foundation.

Position:  Part-time, Paid summer internship
You can have another job Monday to Friday and still do this internship. You’ll work on weekends between July 1 and August 29. The pay is $15 per hour; and you are reimbursed for the use of your car at $.55 per mile.  You will work on average 8 hours per week, but the hours aren’t guaranteed.

You’ll report to Founding Executive Director Kathy Evans. Responsibilities primarily involve driving the musical theatre writers around. Every Sunday (our writer switchover day), you’ll drive to the Poughkeepsie train station to pick them up, take them to a grocery store, and then the writers’ home, 25 minutes east of Rhinebeck in Pine Plains. On 5 Saturdays, you will assist with “Meet the Writers” events held at different locations such as Oblong Book Store. You’ll take photos and videos for our Facebook page. You may also be in charge of our Instagram page. There might be occasional driving for the writers needed on weekdays, but this is not required.

Qualifications:

You must use your own car (must be 4-door) and be fully insured. You must be vaccinated and boosted with the COVID-19 vaccine and be at least 18. Seeking highly responsible, personable, flexible individual who is an excellent driver. It’s important to be a great communicator, since most work is done by email, text, and phone. There are no employee benefits, such as health or unemployment insurance.

To Apply:
Send an email to Executive Director Kathy Evans at kathy@rhinebeckwriters.org describing why you are interested and attach your resume. Please also email Jean Hinkley, Assistant Director, OCEL, jhinkley@vassar.edu to discuss obtaining credit.

Public Participation Plan Intern for Dutchess County Transportation Council

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. 

The Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC) serves as the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Dutchess County. Federal statutes require that urbanized areas with over 50,000 people be represented by an MPO. The main duty of an MPO is to ensure that federal transportation funds are committed through a locally driven, comprehensive planning process. Since 1982, we have provided a forum for state and local government to solve transportation issues and reach consensus on federally-supported transportation plans and projects in Dutchess County.

Position Description:

This is a 4 hr/week unpaid internship to help DCTC update our Public Participation Plan. The intern would review best practices from similar organizations, and help develop a framework for an updated plan. Other tasks could include data management, some GIS work (if desired), reviewing our recent long-range plan for needed updates, and others.

Desired Skills:

  • GIS, MS Office (word, powerpoint, excel); excellent writing, communication, and data analysis skills.

Requirements:

Students are required to sign an internet and email use policy (for use of the office and County email and internet.)

Hours: 

Anytime between 8:30-4:00 pm, M-F.

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