Internships

Each season, Meridian Hill Pictures seeks enthusiastic individuals for our internship program. The internship program at Meridian Hill Pictures is a unique opportunity for emerging filmmakers, storytellers, and educators to build experience in producing and teaching documentary filmmaking, outreach, and engagement strategy. Self-motivated individuals with a strong entrepreneurial spirit interested in are encouraged to apply.

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Intern responsibilities include a combination of the following tasks:

  • Researching and tracking prospective project partners
  • Updating and managing contacts in our CRM system (NationBuilder)
  • Creating content for websites, email blasts, and social media
  • Conducting press outreach
  • Event planning and outreach
  • Serving as an on-location production assistant
  • Conducting research
  • Transcribing and logging footage
  • Identifying interview and scene selects in Adobe Premiere

Internships are well-suited for organized, motivated individuals with excellent research, analytical, and writing skills who are interested in documentary filmmaking, social entrepreneurship and community engagement. Self-motivated applicants with experience in production/post-production, teaching, or communications strategy are highly encouraged to apply. We look for eager learners who work well in a team environment.

About the Studio:

Meridian Hill Pictures makes it possible for people to share authentic and compelling stories through the power of documentary. Meridian Hill Pictures' independent documentary films like CITY OF TREES have been broadcast nationally on PBS and played at renowned festivals including Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival and the Yale, Princeton and DC Environmental Film Festivals. MHP has produced award-winning commissioned short-form documentaries and facilitated video storytelling trainings with dozens of non-profit, educational and public partners. MHP produces work that demonstrates excellence in storytelling craft, establishes trust with participants and partners, strategic thinking, and a deep embrace of documentary ethics. MHP’s work raises awareness of pressing social issues, democratizes the medium, builds people’s storytelling capacity, and strategically shares under-represented community perspectives with broad audiences. In 2014, MHP received the DC Mayor's Arts Award, the highest honor given to working artists in the District of Columbia.

Other details:

  • Requires a minimum commitment of 16 hours/week, with flexible days depending on applicant's schedule
  • Interns either receive school credit or a monthly stipend
  • Proficiency in other languages beyond English is welcomed
  • Meridian Hill Pictures' studio is located in the Josephine Butler Parks Center, a short walk from the Columbia Heights Metro Station (Green/Yellow Line) in Northwest Washington DC

Meridian Hill Pictures is committed to a diverse workplace and is an enthusiastic equal opportunity employer.

 

Internship Schedule:

Spring Internship: January to May

Summer Internship: June to September

Fall Internship: September to December

 

Application Deadlines:

Spring Internship: December 15

Summer Internship: May 5 (note updated deadline)

Fall Internship: July 31

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in working with Meridian Hill Pictures with a resume and writing sample to internships@meridianhillpictures.com. We also welcome video portfolio links if available.

 

MHP INTERN ALUMNI

2010
Alexis FearonDaniel NeumannLaura Rose

2011
Lisa AllenFarrah HassenAbigail MaravalliKyoko Takenaka

2012
Electra Bolotas, Breena ClaireJohn DillonKate FlanneryMarley MoynahanJonna McKoneEmily MosesSimone PeerKatherine Rekkas, Aziza Tichavakunda

2013
Jasmine BrightJa'anai DelaneyJulie EspinosaMonica SantisZoe ScheinEmma Scott

2014
Leah EdwardsNicholas PriceWren DroegeSteve ZeugnerIngrid HeibergBridgette ReillyEden Stiffman

2015
Kimberly McFarlandLauren KendrickKate McCormickShannon Lawrence, Inga Lam, Peter Kowen

2016
Allison TimCindy Centano, Lisa Fierstein, Aisha Jama, Kenya Raymond

2017
Rory McFadden, Marjan Koffa, James Tedrow, Sarah Diamond

 

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