Video Intern
The Nature Conservancy 49 reviews - Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois (IL)


The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 35 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit to learn more.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


The Video Intern is a paid, part-time position for the period of May-August 2014. S/he will work within The Nature Conservancy’s Central U.S. Marketing team. S/he will assist on an as-needed basis to collect and edit video of Conservancy projects within the central region, including Great Lakes, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The Video Intern reports to the MRC-Central’s Web Manager in Chicago. S/he will at times be directed to work with Conservancy staff and partners. Travel costs for video assignments will be covered.


  • The Video Intern will be primarily responsible for maintaining our film and video archive. This process includes assessing, organizing, logging, digitizing, and providing access to footage of high organizational value.
  • As opportunities arise, s/he may also assist with editing projects and/or video production.
  • As directed by the Web Manager, search the MRC Central video archive as well as the Conservancy’s larger organization-wide archive for interviews and b-roll as requested by staff or partners.

    • Bachelor’s degree and 1 year experience or equivalent combination
    • Experience with “pro-sumer” cameras. Must know how to: frame shots, use manual white balance and experience in capturing quality audio.
    • Experience in Final Cut Pro and/or Avid’s Pinnacle Studio, plus Adobe Creative Suite. Strong organization and attention-to-detail skills.
    • Experience, coursework, or other training in digital photography, including resolution and image size.
    • Experience writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
    • Experience developing and maintaining strong working relationships with supervisor and co-workers.
    • Experience working in a team-based environment with internal and external partners.
    • Knowledge or interest in some aspect of nature conservation, biology, environmental science or economic development.
    • Ability to synthesize concepts and information from multiple disciplines for a wide audience.


    To apply to position number 42144, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 21, 2014.

    Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.

    If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact .

    The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

    The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.

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