Local Internships


The Ohio State University's Film Studies Program is proud to announce internships that are being developed locally in Columbus, Ohio. We currently have non-paid/for-credit internships that coincide with video production, film exhibition, and film criticism (See list and descriptions below).

Students who are interested in this internship opportunity should send an email of application to swift.23@osu.edu, containing: the student's full name, contact information, rank, and a brief statement of interest (approximately 100 words) summarizing the applicant's audio/visual technical aptitude. IF the student has a resume or C.V. they should also include tha tin their application. Applications should be sent during the previous terms course enrollment period and review of applications will be ongoing until the internship is filled.

Please note that an expression of interest will not automatically qualify an applicant for the internship.  The Film Studies Program will be in contact by phone or email with more information.   Applications will be accepted and reviewed upon receipt until the internship has been filled.

Review of applicants will begin as of the following dates:

Fall Internships - 3rd week of August

Spring Internships - 4th week of November

Summer Internships - 4th week of March


Current Opportunities

WOSU Public Media - Part-Time Internship Positions  (New Spring 2019)

TV Studio Production Internship
Job Description
Intern responsibilities include the following:
 Operate television studio cameras
 Set up and run teleprompter
 Set up and tear down television sets
 Assist in television lighting
 Run lighting dimmer panel
 Assume more challenging technical duties as skills develop and competence grows
o Proven record of reliability
o Good communication skills
o Demonstrated organizational skills
o Careful attention to detail
Work Schedule
At the minimum, must be able to work Fridays 1:00 to 5:00 pm and
Mondays, 5:00 to 9:00pm



Broad and High Logo

Job Description:

Successful candidates will work with the producer of Broad & High, WOSU-TV’s Emmy-award winning weekly magazine program showcasing arts and culture stories from around Central Ohio.  Interns will learn about television production from conception to completion and have the opportunity to actively participate in field and studio shoots, learn and perform various production roles, and edit videos for web/social and broadcast. 

Likely tasks will include:

  • Video Editing (Adobe Premiere)
  • Teleprompter Operation
  • Some writing and organizational tasks
  • Camera Operation
  • Assistant Producing
  • Other duties as assigned


Media & Communications majors preferred; completion of upper level video or multimedia production courses desired; knowledge and familiarity of video editing practices and understanding of data management and storage; work record of reliability and strong organizational skills

Work days and times:

Flexible, up to 20 hours a week

Work site is located at the Fawcett Center on Olentangy River Road


The Ohio State University – University Marketing

 Combine your passions for Ohio State, video production and new media and with an internship within University Marketing’s multimedia team. With a new audience-centric strategy soon to be implemented on the university’s enterprise YouTube channel, this intern will have the exciting opportunity to shape several playlists designed for prospective students. The intent of the channel will be for prospective students to be educated, find authentic perspectives and be entertained at each stage in their journey – ultimately resulting in their selection of The Ohio State University as their collegiate destination.

Desired skills for the internship include shooting footage, production and editing, as well as possibly interviewing or facilitating interviews between peer subjects on camera. Ideation for videos within the designated playlists for this target audience will be welcome. In addition to the primary YouTube responsibilities outlined, this position will also have exposure and responsibility for other video projects within University Marketing including features, PSAs, motion graphics and other video formats.


Center for Continuing Medical Education (All Terms)

If you’re interesting in learning how to be more proficient or utilize your skills using Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop, then this internship will be perfect for you.  In the Center for Continuing Medical Education, you’ll work on video and media projects that assist with on-line education and e-learning for physicians.  Students will edit videos for YouTube, On-line Education Webcasts, and E-learning Projects.  Also, you’ll create lower thirds, full page graphics, and graphic assets for video and media projects.  Students may also assist with reformatting PowerPoint presentations for webcasts and on-line delivery.  In addition to the knowledge you’ll learn during this internship, this is a great opportunity to build your portfolio and demo reel with projects that will increase your chances in getting your first full-time job after graduation.


Cohen Film Collection (All Terms)

The Cohen Film Collection is a world renowned collection of silent and sound motion pictures. Holdings include the films of Buster Keaton, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith, as well as a large library of British films, selected Hollywood classics, experimental films and more. The Internship will give students a chance to work with a classic film distributor and collection which distributes films domestically and internationally, maintains a vast collection of historical artifacts from classical cinema, and routinely produce film to digital transfers of films for DVD and BluRay release. Specific duties may entail quality checking dvd and blu-ray releases, pulling frame grabs, filing, research and writing of synopses, prepping films (DCP and 35MM to be shipped), re-shelving films or retrieving them, and film inspection (normally 35MM). Students interested in preservation, archives, and distribution should apply for this opportunity. 


Medical Center Media Productions (All Terms)

Student Interns will gain production experience in both studio and field settings in lighting, audio, set design and many other aspects in addition to hands-on experience with shooting and editing video.  Due to the increased need for videos for the Medical Center’s youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/osumedicalcenter ), advanced student interns could have the opportunity to pitch and produce videos somewhat independently.


Media and Public Relations Broadcast Internship (All Terms)

Want the chance to participate alongside producers of the TODAY ShowGood Morning America, CNN? What about being on location with crews of TV episodes like The Rachael Ray ShowGlee, and the Ellen DeGeneres Show? Sports venues such as HBO Real Sports and ESPN?

The Media and Public Relations Broadcast Internships offered through Film Studies provides educational, hands-on experience combining skills in media public relations, administration, and production. Interns prepare and facilitate the creation of academically informed materials that represent The Ohio State University to both local and world-wide consumers of media, often working with on-camera talent and large broadcast/distribution outlets directly.

Opportunities exist for students to learn how to pitch to national networks, handle the business side of public relations, and gain hands-on experience setting up live national network interviews. Students will have some opportunity to enhance video production skills and help contribute to our YouTube Channel: http://go.osu.edu/JJN. Social media platforms, such as the use of Twitter for pitching experts, and our interactive web site, will allow students to be creative in assisting with our national reputation goals. As a graded component for this internship students will be assigned a personal blog in which they must maintain weekly posts aimed at fine-tune their skills in creating content in different media forms.


College of Arts and Sciences Technology Services (All Terms)

Looking for a chance to learn about how educational multimedia is produced in the largest college in one of the largest universities in America? Interns for Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences Academic Technology Services studio learn to capture audio and video in both studio and field settings, using a variety of lighting and sound-capture techniques. Interns are involved from the start to finish, from first meeting to asset capture to editing to final meetings with clients. Interns will work with the full Adobe suite and a variety of Ohio State enterprise software and leave with portfolio assets in a variety of genres. Potential interns must be familiar with Adobe Premiere and basics of video production.


MediaSource Content Internship  (All Terms)

What is a MS Content Internship? 
Generally: A unique opportunity for undergraduate students to expand their knowledge in the content/production/journalism field from the MediaSource awardwinning work with brand journalism. A content internship requires bulk hours and a hardworking attitude when it comes to completing tasks. A small office environment that allows the intern to interact with all departments. Task Work: The content intern will assist the full content team and is responsible for supporting the project teams by performing a variety of support duties as they relate to multimedia content. Project can include and are not limited to production assistant for multimedia productions, making media duplications for media, multimedia story brainstorming, content strategy, sitin/observation in edits with content team, support for digital media delivery and distribution, transcribing interview/shoot footage, tracking media relations coverage, research for multimedia, news releases and general content production.

Work Hours: Negotiable but would prefer bulk work hours.
Hourly rate: Not paid but can be used for class credit

Why Should an Intern Choose MS?
Specifically from a MediaSource internship, an intern will gain:
● Opportunity to work with an awardwinning brand journalism/content team
● Hands-on opportunities with upperlevel tasks
● Small office environment allows intern to develop professional relationships and contacts with MediaSource employees
● Experience full work days
● Potential future employment Knowledge/Skills:
● Basic understanding of post production editing programs specifically Adobe Systems and Final Cut.
● Basic understanding of Motion Graphics and/or videography preferred but not required.
● Systems used at MS: Adobe Creative Cloud (Most oftenPremiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Media Encoder, Bridge), Final Cut 7, DVD Studio Pro, Motion. Important Attributes:
● Success in this position requires organization as well as the ability to take initiative and ownership of responsibilities and tasks assigned.
● Must be a quick learner who is a self starter with the ability to be assigned tasks and complete them independently.
● Strong interest in news, strategy and writing

Contact Media Source directly for more informationhttp://www.mediasourcetv.com/ 


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