Video Internship

  • Department: Art, Editorial, and Video
  • Position classification: Internship


Are you a budding filmmaker with a passion for social justice and progressive issues? The Video team is looking for an intern to help expand American Progress’ visual media offerings.

Interns will learn many of the basic skills needed to be a successful visual communicator at a progressive nonprofit by working on videos to be featured on American Progress’ websites and social media accounts. Interns will also have a front-row seat to American Progress’ many events featuring progressive luminaries. This internship is best suited for film, photography, or visual journalism students with an electronic media background who are looking for hands-on experience with a fast-paced team. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud and various HD cameras is preferred.

Please send a resume and clips reels, if available.

To Apply

In order to be considered for an internship with American Progress, please combine the following items into a single .doc or .pdf file; follow the appropriate application link below; upload the single file; and complete the online application. The system does not allow for multiple files. Required materials include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample of approximately three pages

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered applicants and receive responses from American Progress.

Additional information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the progressive agenda: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This internship posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education, and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

American Progress internships are awarded on an equal opportunity basis; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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