NOVAC Internship Program
NOVAC internships provide hands-on experience in a vibrant media production and education environment. Our internship experiences are tailored for people in high school in search of workplace experience, college students in search of discipline-specific credit, and post-secondary folks (out of high school, not in college) seeking to build careers in media production. NOVAC has excellent relationships with local colleges and universities (Tulane CPS partner, UNO, Loyola, Dillard, LSU) and is happy to work with applicants to customize the internship experience to meet the needs of the participants. NOVAC interns are either paid a stipend or are working towards credit accumulation at their sending institution. Summer internships run from June 15 – August 15, Fall internships and Spring internships run through the semester.
Communications / Social Media Internship (College) New Orleans and Baton Rouge
The communications intern will be responsible for creating social media, newsletter and PR content about NOVAC programs, for inclusion in all NOVAC communications. They will meet weekly in person and virtually with NOVAC programs managers in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and collect both internal and externally relevant communications. This person should have basic knowledge of social media platforms, aggregators such as HootSuite and newsletter programs such as MailChimp. NOVAC will provide background on communication style guides and audiences.
Post-Coastal Internship (College/Post-Secondary) New Orleans
NOVAC’s Post-Coastal program is a community media project designed to connect Coastal Louisiana with media resources and to ensure that coastal residents have the media tools they need to be active advocates in the coastal restoration master plan process that impacts their home. The Post-Coastal intern will work directly with the NOVAC producer to provide support in production, post-production (logging footage and story edits), as well as research and support with community media education programs in Summer and Fall of 2017.This project will be an excellent opportunity for students studying media, anthropology, environmental sciences and planning and development.
Production / Equipment Intern (College/Post-Secondary) New Orleans
NOVAC’s New Orleans Production Intern will be responsible for managing NOVAC’s equipment inventory, checking in and out of equipment and supporting NOVAC’s production services department on shoots, as well as completing production on a NOVAC promotional video through the internship period. This internship for summer will be nearly full-time commitment, and a great learning opportunity for those considering a career in media production.
Post-Production Intern (High School/Post-Secondary) New Orleans and Baton Rouge
The NOVAC post-production intern will support NOVAC’s productions and courses through editing, logging footage, managing post-production workflows and creating short promotional clips for clients and ongoing projects. This is an opportunity to build skills in editing using Adobe Premiere on real-world projects. Regular schedule is flexible.
Video Preservation & Archiving (College/High School/Post-Secondary) New Orleans and Baton Rouge
NOVAC’s video preservation program seeks interns who are into cool old stuff. We are in the process of digitizing our archive of 2,500 video hours, and also provide video preservation services for local individuals and organizations. As an archive intern, you will learn about old tape formats and decks, learn how to digitize and troubleshoot tapes from 1975 through the mid-2000s, you will learn about codecs and export formats, color correction and sound correction, as well as learn about the history of New Orleans and Louisiana over the past 4 decades. You will also learn about principles of preservation and content archiving. This is a perfect internship for anyone interested in electronics, history, library and museum science and more.