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Video Internship

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Do you want to film people such as former President Bill Clinton, Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling, and President Barack Obama? Get hands-on experience working with cutting-edge HD and DV cameras? Have the freedom to flourish in Final Cut Pro? American Progress is looking for an intern to join the Video team to expand the organization’s visual media offerings.

Interns learn many of the basic skills it takes to be a video journalist at a progressive nonprofit from a front-row seat. This internship is best suited for journalism students with a electronic media background who are looking for hands-on experience with a fast-paced team.

Send your resume and clip reels (if available) to Erin Green, American Progress Internship Program Director, at or Andrew Satter, Director of Video, at

Other duties may include conducting targeted research and reporting on policy meetings, seminars, hearings, and lectures. Whenever possible, interns are encouraged to write on the subject of their choice either as a contributor to a larger final piece or as an individual author of a column for the website.

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 job 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.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to