Research Intern
Toledo, OH, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

Research Intern

The Midstory college internship program is for the next generation of creatives who believe in telling the post-industrial story through a multidisciplinary framework and are eager to gain valuable field experience working with communities on the ground. You’ll help us share the hidden stories—beginning in Toledo, OH—of post-industrial communities and work closely with our team to produce unique serialized content that will be broadcasted through our national multimedia platforms and physical exhibition spaces. The 8-10 week summer program provides students the opportunity to cultivate their research, writing, and multimedia publication skills. Midstory practices an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to storytelling, encouraging interns to use multiple storytelling methods and framework. The program will also introduce interns to advanced software and multimedia equipment training, from Adobe Creative Suites editing to podcast recording techniques.

To download the application PDF and see other application requirements, please visit ------------/internships BY FEB. 17, 2020.


Gather raw media materials (e.g. compile videos, audio)
Transcribe interviews
Storyboard and write content for production
Assist with video shoots
Set up studio equipment (e.g. lights, microphones)


Strong writing skills
Experience in social media
Ability to take direction and work in a dynamic environment
A self-motivated, team-oriented attitude
An undergraduate, graduate, or graduating student


Adobe Creative Suite fluency
Experience creating video and/or audio content
Experience interviewing people
Experience with DSLR or advanced mirrorless cameras, sound and lighting equipment

While Midstory currently does not offer salaries to college interns, as a 501(c)(3) organization we offer both college credit and signed volunteer hours. We aim to provide an internship experience beyond the typical “work”—an independent but guided creative pursuit that cultivates both hard and soft skills for our interns through mentorship and community engagement. We encourage our interns to pursue avenues for university summer funding, as well as to communicate any potential issues directly with our team, who can provide advice and avenues for community resources.

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