As a small start up, Conscious Universe Productions Inc. (aka CUProductions) has few full time positions but we realize that as our important work continues and we grow, the best way to do that is to offer positions that open up to those who have shown they understand the business and have contributed to our cause. So we have fashioned a number of Internships with different levels that we are offering in the Summers, Spring, and Fall that allow students and non-students to join our ranks and take on duties that are important for our current operations.
CUProductions Internships are supervised by professionals on-site and academic professionals at your education institution, if you are affiliated with a school. Although our internships are unpaid, they provide hands-on experience that:
Gets Your Feet Wet
Internships are a proven way to gain relevant knowledge, skills, and experience while establishing important connections in the field. Internships are also a way to get your feet wet and find out if a specific field is something you could see yourself doing full-time.
Helps You Get Future Funding Or College Credit
Some colleges offer funded internships for students that have some unpaid experience. Check with your college to see if they offer a funded internship program that may help to meet the requirements of your college curriculum while offering experiences that employers seek when hiring new college graduates for entry-level jobs. If your college will fund your internship work with us, we will be happy to work with you to make that happen. Many foundations and organizations also offer financing to college students based on different types of work. If you find one that is interested in funding work you will be potentially performing with us via an internship, we encourage you to write or call them to see if they provide funding for college students seeking to do internships in your field.
Helps You Get A Job
Internships and volunteer experiences make candidates more competitive in the job market. In addition to gaining exposure and experience in the field, they also provide an opportunity to see if the particular career field is the right one based on getting personal experience in the field. No matter what opportunities you engage in, it’s important to maintain professionalism and take on the individual responsibility that is required.
Gives You The Recommendations You Need
By doing a great job with us here at CUP or completing more than what is required of you in your internship, you will be creating mentor/mentee relationships and a great impression that can provide a great reference in the long run that will yield recommendation letters or potentially set the stage that will lead to a potential job offer. If you leave our organization at the end of the internship, we will do everything we can to make sure you receive a recommendation letter that you can keep on file for future reference but we hope that your experience will lead to a situation that will provide you continued work with us.
Provides A Learning Experience
Internships are a great way to learn the ropes so no matter what part you end up playing with CUP, as long as you‘re learning about the field take advantage of the opportunity and don’t take the experience lightly. Our internships are designed to give you experience in multiple areas to make you more marketable. We are looking for candidates that can keep themselves flexible throughout the internship experience to learn more things that can open as many doors as possible for them.
Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 Pre-Production Internship Opportunities
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Executive Administration Assistants Interns are responsible for providing direct administrative support to the Executives of CUP and their associated project Creators. These positions work with members of the Providence Operations and Logistics Team as they provide clerical and liaison support for all Executive Operations for the Company, its Board Members, and specific projects. A large portion of this Internship will be providing support for the Intern Program as well.
Animation Interns are responsible for a number of different duties associated with CUP and its facilitated media project promotions. Under the direction of the Providence Operations & Logistics Team & Wabi-Sabi Art & Design Team members, these positions will use computer programs and other techniques to create moving images that tell stories or provide information about the projects or the company to be used on social media and other traditional media outlets. They will work with team members to establish project goals, create storyboards, and design and refine animations.
Art and Design Interns are the creative backbone of CUP and its facilitated media projects. These positions work with other members of the Wabi-Sabi Art & Design Team in conjunction with the Providence Operations & Logistics Team to creative the visual experience for customers and project audiences. They design art for marketing campaigns used in advertising and promoting CUP associated media projects. They craft storyboards that are used in the production and in production pitches to potential partners. They also help to design apparel and other merchandise for crowdfunding rewards and sales and online sales.
Database and Records Management Interns are responsible for maintaining all records and relative databases associated with the Operations and Logistics of CUP facilitated media projects. Under the guidance of Task Coordinators from our Providence Team, they will work to ensure that the information related to tasks are recorded and maintained in accessible databases that serve as a critical knowledge for project associated Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production Units. Records and databases which they will help design and store will be both physical and electronic.
Digital Design Interns assist with the design and layout of promotional material, internet content, and communication correspondences associated with CUP and its facilitated media projects. Under the guidance of Task Coordinators from our Providence Team in conjunction with the Wabi-Sabi Art & Design Team, they will work to develop quality artistic branding solutions that capture the symbolism and meaning that the creators wish to reflect in their images and materials.
Event Logistics Interns assist with the management and coordination of small and large events associated with CUP facilitated media projects. Under the guidance of Task Coordinators from our Providence Team, they will handle all aspects of events related to project promotion and crowdfunding efforts including scheduling, scouting, booking, site negotiations, and site operations.
Merchandiser Interns are responsible for working with the Wabi-Sabi Art & Design Team to finalize merchandise designs and to select pre-designed merchandise that is being included in inventory associated with CUP and its facilitated media projects. Under the guidance of Task Coordinators from our Providence Operations & Logistics Team, they will plan and develop merchandise strategies and oversee merchandise rewards used in crowdfunding and sold via online outlets.
Comedy Drama Writer Interns are responsible for composing humorous and dramatic scripts for television series episodes and social media engagements associated with CUP and its facilitated media projects. Working with the Vishuddha Script Writing Team, they will research fictional and non-fictional situations in order to develop plot arcs and storylines. Under the guidance of Task Coordinators from our Providence Operations & Logistics Team, they will also develop internet engagements related to social media campaigns that reflect the comedy and drama of the episode scripts.
Marketing and Social Media Interns assist with the development and implementation of marketing and social media plans associated with CUP facilitated media projects. Under the guidance of Task Coordinators from our Providence Team, they will work to ensure that necessary information about the project and fundraising efforts reach potential project audiences via various social media and traditional media platforms. They will also ensure that market information necessary to meet audience needs are assessed and relayed to Providence and other appropriate Teams.
Music Business and Soundtrack Development Interns are responsible for a number of different duties associated with CUP and its facilitated media projects that are transferrable to Music Industry Jobs. Under the direction of the Providence Operations & Logistics Team, these positions will coordinate creative services and day to day business affairs relative to all aspects necessary for the production of a television Soundtrack Album. They will also serve as customer support for crowdfunding patrons while helping to develop promotional marketing campaigns that will serve to recruit pledges to the project. Additionally, they will be scouting out music and working with Event Planning Staff to facilitate talent contests for local artists that wish to participate in the Soundtrack Album while collaborating with the Wabi-Sabi Art & Design team to bring together local visual artists that are contributing to the Soundtrack Artwork
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Be enrolled in a college or university preferably with the ability to obtain credit for internship participation.
- Tech Savvy
- Knowledge of Production Basics
- Flexible hours
- Hard Worker/Self-starter
- Ability to accomplish tasks autonomously, with occasional check-ins
- Organizational skills
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to maintain a professional demeanor
- Interested in a career in Film, Television, or broadcasting on any form of media
- Personal Vehicle preferred, but NOT REQUIRED
- Interested in using traditional media to connecting with people
- Desire to be artistically creative through radio, television, film and internet media
- Familiar and Confident with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Reddit, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Vimeo, and other social media
- Passionate about working with other creative people
- Possess a natural flair for humor
- Honest, hardworking, punctual, well presented and professional when necessary
- Characterized by good grammar, communication skills, and an excellent verbal and written command of the English and other languages
- Quick-thinking and very detail-oriented
Internships may involve duties and responsibilities across two or more of the described duty areas noted above.
Send a resume by email to email@example.com along with a cover letter describing why you are good fit for the position in which you are interested. The resume should reflect your relevant experience and highlight particular aspects of that experience relative to the appropriate position description. You should also include links to your social media profiles to indicate your level of social media proficiency.
With Productions headquarters in Minneapolis Minnesota and Pre-Production headquartered in Denver Colorado, interns will work with the cooperatively owned Radio, Television, Internet, and Live Event Production and Management venture with the sole purpose of insuring that grassroots related, community enhancing, and independent productions with the purpose of expanding human consciousness become a reality.
As a Public Benefit Corporation certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency, the team of community creators, educators, writers, digital artists, animators, filmmakers, designers, event experts and other production related professionals have banded together to engage a mission of reviewing potential media projects that they deem necessary for the public to experience and insuring that some piece of initial media is produced to represent the project’s core.
With this internship opportunity, candidates will work directly with experienced media production professionals and assist in the creation of web podcasts, mixed media shorts, promotional materials, and the flagship dramatic comedy being produced by the cooperative as well as gain experience working with marketing and financial development efforts.