Resident Videographer - internship

Ready to shoot, cut and edit a major piece of Downtown Bellingham's identity?  Want to learn what happens when brand storytelling meets photo-video journalism?  Come learn and grow with us!


Location:  Bellingham, WA
Commitment:  2-15 Hours Per Week, Independent Assignment-Focused Position
Benefits:  University Credit or Service Hours

Interchangeable lenses and pro audio don't phase you.  You love videography, regardless if you're a hobbiest or training to be a pro.  You've taken some great clips and produced some sharp videos, a bit of professional freelance work a big plus.  You're a current student enrolled at university pursuing a degree in photography, photojournalism, or simply a student with a passion for it.

We're the power and voice behind our changing city.  A 501(c)3 organization, the Downtown Bellingham Partnership is empowering our city's downtown to change the status quo and showcase the talent, beauty and vibrance our community has built.  The Partnership is rapidly changing to refresh our image and aggressively work towards the revitalization of our downtown while better connecting with our audiences.

The Job: 
The Downtown Bellingham Partnership has a sizable social media presence, puts on multiple major events and serves as the voice for the city.  We're looking for a resident videographer intern who wants to be the one capturing our best moments and seeing their work displayed on a far-reaching scale.  Your work will be used across our website, social media, and promotions.  Responsibilities will include filming short features of new businesses to producing mini documentaries of your making, shooting at our holiday events, and capturing video for a new social media campaign.  This is an internship for someone with creative vision and a sense of independence - we encourage interns to pitch ideas and take creative initiative.

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university pursuing a career in photography, art, journalism, social media, PR, branding, marketing or a related field (really, anyone who can shoot pro-quality video).
  • An interest in urban planning and downtown redevelopment issues, or an interest to learn about these issues.
  • Experience shooting photos/video for a business, non-profit, event or an official entity.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • A solid understanding of videography best practices, including lighting setups, landscape and portraiture techniques, lens usage, etc.
  • Being comfortable approaching business owners and city officials with professionalism.
  • A creative eye and the ability to take initiative in shooting when appropriate.

Sound like a fit?  Send us your application and video reel/portfolio below!

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Please list the soonest available date you would be available - if that's immediately, select today. Our internships do not have predetermined start and end dates.
Please provide a download link to a single PDF file containing both your resume and cover letter. Files can be hosted on Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Box, etc. Don't forget to adjust the settings of your download link so that we may access the file! Don't overthink your cover letter... we want to know why you think you'd be a great fit for the role, what you're particularly good at doing and why you're interested in joining the efforts behind Downtown Bham's revitalization.
Please provide us a link to your online portfolio, website or a download link to a video portfolio.