New York/Newark Media Internship Available

26 02 2014



EFFECTIVE DATE: March 1st, 2014

JOB TITLE: Internship


Organizational Overview:

Washington Koen Media, Inc. is a video production and media company focused on creating high impact media that boast socially responsible messages. We produce short & long form documentaries and presentations for corporations, television, and Internet. Additionally, WK Media specializing in streaming video solutions and audio/visual support. 


Description of Position:  Award winning documentary film company seeks self-motivated interns who have interests in documentary filmmaking, journalism, new media, and marketing. Qualified candidates will receive school credit along with the opportunity to work closely with production team on/off film sets.



Assist team in supervised office capacity

Assist in on set production

General project research 

Plan and schedule meetings, visits, focus groups and interviews 

Assist in preparations for post-production, possibly some basic editing

Possibly assist in transcription



Must be a current college student (pursuing an associates, bachelor’s or master’s degree)

Journalism, Communications, Film/TV Productions, New Media & Marketing majors preferred.

Proficient in Microsoft Office

Strong communications skills

Excellent writing, verbal, and organizational skills

Must be able to take initiative and prioritize

Ability to listen and communicate clearly and effectively with people 

Availability to travel to Newark, NJ and NYC.

Mac OS, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier proficiency is a plus

Bi-lingual  (Spanish) speakers are a plus, however not required



Interns will work 15-20 hours per week beginning in March 2014 through June 2014. Start and end dates and work hours are flexible.  If mutually agreeable there may be the possibility of a part-time position in the summer as a production assistant. 


To Apply: 

Please submit resume and cover letter to Lisa Durden, Associate Producer at 

 It is the policy of Washington Koen Media, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, or prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation as required by civil rights law.


Local Politics Internship Available

26 02 2014

On behalf of the Youth for the Ras Baraka Campaign for Mayor of Newark, NJ, we are currently looking for eager students who will be interested in volunteering and interning on the campaign. Ahmed Gueye and I serve as the college coordinators for the Ras Baraka for mayor campaign. We are currently looking to recruit student volunteers that would be interested in interning with the campaign!  This would be a great opportunity to gain professional experience in the political field. Also for African-studies, social work, and sociology majors it would definitely be beneficial to them, as the socio-economic disparities in Newark are so alarming. We are looking for students who are intelligent, energetic, and interested in making a change in the community. 

Brittani Johnson


Ahmed Gueye

Interns wanted for Brick City documentary

26 02 2014
Synopsis: The Race to Save Brick City will interview and cover the campaign trails of all the Newark Mayoral and Council candidates. A public screening of the film will be held at CityPlex12 movie theatre in Newark, NJ on Wednesday April 23rd orWednesday April 30th (save the date). The goal of the documentary is to give each candidate an equal unbiased opportunity to convey their platform to Newark residents. The public screening is to motivate Newark residents to participate in the electoral process. 
With the recent string of violence, the succession of Senator Booker and the public feud between the community and the Newark Public School district the country is advertently waiting to see who will win “The Race to Save Brick City”. 
Leopard Stripes Productions is looking for interns to assist with the following:
1. Scheduling
2. Light Secretarial duties
3. Creating interview questions
4. Camera Operators (to cover campaign events and collect b-roll)
If anyone is interested have them email me at

News Scholarships and Internships!

21 02 2014

2014 Summer Internships

Newspaper Internships
Eight-week summer internships at New Jersey newspapers for students interest in pursuing a journalism career. Each student will receive $3,200.

Mac Borg New Media Internship
Six-week summer internship worth $2,100 for college students pursuing a career in journalism and wants to expand beyond the traditional newspaper experience.

Lloyd P. Burns New Media Internship – New for 2014!
Six-week summer internship worth $2,100 for college students pursuing a career in journalism and wants to expand beyond the traditional newspaper experience.

Isaac Roth Media / Business Internship
Six-week summer internship at a New Jersey newspaper or media company for a student interested in pursuing a career in business- or circulation-related career in media. Student will receive $2,100.

2014 Scholarship Programs

Bernard Kilgore Memorial Scholarship
$5,000 college scholarship awarded to a high school student who is planning to pursue a career in journalism. This student also is named the Garden State Scholastic Press Association’s New Jersey High School Journalist of the Year.

Bob Stevens Memorial Scholarship
$2,000 college scholarship awarded through the Garden State Scholastic Press Association to a high school senior who has demonstrated dedication to their school newspaper or yearbook.

Richard Drukker Memorial Scholarship
$2,000 scholarship awarded to an outstanding Montclair State University student journalist.

For more information about these programs, contact John O’Brien, NJPF director, at (609) 406-0600, ext. 13, or

Enter the Completion Project Video Project by March 5 Midnight! Win a Trip to Jamaica!

20 02 2014

Enter the Completion Project Video Project by March 5 Midnight! Win a Trip to Jamaica!

Enter the Completion Project Video Project by March 5 Midnight! Win a Trip to Jamaica!

Win $25,000 in Games for Change Videogame Design

19 02 2014
G4C will award a prize of up to $25,000, sponsored by the Schusterman Family Foundation, to create a space exploration game that takes players to the final frontier for Space IL, as it competes in the $20 million Google Lunar X Prize.
SpaceIL, a nonprofit organization, is working to land the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon. Through this mission, SpaceIL aspires to create a new “Apollo effect,” inspiring the next generation to think differently about science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM).
The challenge invites game designers to envision an interactive experience that encourages space exploration and at the same time captures comprehensive real-world data that will inform the mission of SpaceIL.
Three finalists will be selected to present their ideas on stage at the 11th Annual Games for Change Festival (April 22-24 & 26) with the full attention of attendees, potential funders, and a live jury. The winning design concept will be announced at the festival and in the media. The final game will be featured on the SpaceIL website.
Key Dates
March 14 – Submissions due
March 21 – Finalists selected and notified
April 23 – Finalists present designs and live juried competition at the Festival
3 Finalists Get…
  • Two complimentary passes to the 2014 Festival
  • Complimentary travel and lodging during the Festival
  • Recognition on G4C’s website and Festival communication
  • Opportunity to present design and network with other funders, activists, and designers
1 Selected Winner Gets…
  • Up to $25,000 to create a design prototype
  • Mentoring from G4C during the pre-production and prototype development process (up to one year)
  • Opportunity to pursue future collaboration with SpaceIL
  • Press and promotion on G4C’s website and social media channels
Competition background, guidelines and criteria:
Submit your game here:

Doha Film Grants Announced

14 02 2014

Berlin, Germany; February 8 2014: Doha Film Institute today announced the recipients of its first global grants programme at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. Among the 20 projects supported is Benjamin Naishtat’s debut feature film, ‘History of Fear’, set to have its world premiere on Sunday (9th February) as part of the Berlinale Official Competition line-up.

Aimed at identifying new cinematic talent worldwide, with a focus on first- and second-time filmmakers, the fund received 396 applications for its first international cycle. The fund was previously open only to the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region.