Paper Tiger Internship Program
ATTENTION: PAPER TIGER IS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE YEAR-ROUND INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE COLLECTIVE WE ARE ALWAYS OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS.
ON OCCASION WE POST PROJECT BASED SHORT-TERM INTERNSHIP POSITIONS HERE
Paper Tiger Television is looking for interns to help with the production. Interns will help with general office support as well as research and planning logistics for current and upcoming productions. Preference will be given to those candidates with production assistant experience and video editing skills. Intern will work with collective members and staff to develop a promotion strategy and to build outreach database and follow up on production related requests.
Like watching TV? Paper Tiger Television is seeking an intern to manage the preservation of Paper Tiger TV’s video collection. The collection contains more than 340 videotapes dating from 1981-2005. Responsibilities of this position include viewing videotapes from our collection to assess the condition of the videotapes, writing descriptions, digitizing shows, mastering videos onto DVD, and logging detailed information for archival purposes. Video editing, excellent organizational and writing skills preferred.
Paper Tiger Television is looking for an aspiring video artist or filmmaker looking to learn how to self-distribute and promote video productions. This position would entail filling requests for videotapes, researching and making contacts with film festivals, university programs, libraries, potential screening partners, and distributing and advertising Paper Tiger productions to targeted markets.
www.papertiger.org houses Paper Tigers extensive video catalog and our new video blog among other things. It is in constant need of updates and improvements. This is a great opportunity for someone with web design experience who wants to experiment with the medium as well as learn how to develop innovative web interactivity and create a distinct web presence. We are looking to enhance the site with video clips and special features that will make our website the "go to" place for DIY grassroots media artists, activists and scholars.
Paper Tiger interns are an integral part of the Paper Tiger video collective. Through an internship at PTTV you can gain a wide range of experiences. Learn how to: shoot, edit and produce video, raise money for artistic projects, archive video art, develop publicity materials, distribute independent video, organize film festival submissions, plan community events, develop marketing and outreach skills and much, much more. Interns help with the day-to-day administration of the collective in addition to working on individual projects.
An internship at Paper Tiger is an opportunity to work in a small media arts non-profit. We encourage interns to take initiative while learning more about our collective process. We will work with you to create an internship that is both suited to your interests and meets the current priorities of the collective. We intend to learn as much from you as you will learn from us. Where you take your Paper Tiger experience is ultimately up to you. We hope you will learn from being a part of the collective and work closely with staff and collective members whenever possible.
Interns are expected to be self-motivated individuals who can take the lead on projects and complete tasks independently. It is preferred that interns work in the office at least 16 hours per week. Interns are encouraged to participate in collective projects and meetings, which take place at Paper Tiger’s offices from 7-8PM every Wednesday.
Any age; people of color; lesbians, gays, bisexual people, transgender people, and ex-prisoners strongly encouraged to apply.
Are you interested?
To apply, send resume and cover letter to email: info nospam (at) papertiger.org (if you're a real person, take out the nospam part) Please put INTERNSHIP in the subject heading.
Or mail resume and cover letter to:
Paper Tiger Television
339 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012