International Crane Foundation


Interpretive Digital Media Internship – 2018

The International Crane Foundation is seeking to fill one six-month Interpretive Digital Media Intern position for 2018.

Background: The International Crane Foundation is a leader in the conservation of the world’s 15 crane species. We are dedicated to providing experience, knowledge and inspiration to involve people in resolving threats to cranes and the ecosystems vital to their long-term survival. Although the International Crane Foundation has projects on all five continents where cranes live, our headquarters is located in Baraboo, WI, one hour north of Madison, WI. The International Crane Foundation is open to the public every day from April 15 to October 31, and all of the world’s 15 crane species are on live-display at our AZA-accredited facility.

Description: The Interpretive Digital Media Intern will gain valuable hands-on experience working with the Education and Design Department, developing interpretive digital media for external communications. The International Crane Foundation welcomes applicants who wish to broaden their education and professional experience by working and learning in a global non-profit conservation organization.

Our Interpretive Digital Media intern will gain hands-on experience in the planning, production, post-production, and delivery of video and digital multimedia projects specifically for conservation and environmental education audiences. The successful candidate will assist in: videotaping programs and events, recording interviews with international staff and colleagues, editing/post-production work, and coordinating and maintaining a video library of submissions from our project areas worldwide. Responsibilities will also include packaging video to fulfill media requests from individuals and outside organizations. Candidates must be proficient with Mac computers and have a basic knowledge of video cameras, production equipment, Apple Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Premiere Pro. Experience with After Effects and other Adobe Creative Suite software a plus. Applicants should include any relevant samples with application. Applicants should also exhibit an understanding of graphic standards and the desire to craft compelling stories that further the mission of the International Crane Foundation.

Application Procedure: Please submit a one-page cover letter, resume (no more than two pages), links to your top three videos, and contact information for three references to: Please place Digital Media in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

The Interpretive Digital Media Internship begins March 1, 2018, and runs through November 17, 2018. A taxable $565/month stipend and comfortable on-site housing accommodations are provided at no charge. Applicants should be prepared to live in a co-ed communal living situation and be able to work outdoors every day in all weather conditions found in Wisconsin. The Interpretive Media Intern is expected to work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday with weekends off. The International Crane Foundation campus is set in a rural Wisconsin setting at the edge of Wisconsin’s beautiful Driftless area. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the time they apply. Candidates without a work visa must obtain one before they will be considered for an internship. The position is open until filled.

The International Crane Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.