CALmatters is looking for a summer video intern. If you are a critical thinker, open to learning new things and want to help create quality video news content, please apply for our paid internship.

Our video intern will help us organize our media database and spruce up our YouTube channel via captions, engaging thumbnail images and search engine optimization. In addition, the intern will work with our video journalist to help produce quality, engaging video content for our growing online audience. We are a small shop. In this role, you will get hands-on training in pre-production, production and post production. If you are ready to work hard and learn new things, please apply for this internship.

Who We Are:
CALmatters is a three year old nonprofit news organization with a full time staff of 22 dedicated to explaining the policy and politics of America’s biggest state. We produce vivid, original journalism and data-driven news and analyses distributed to more than 170 media partners and on Our reporters routinely see their work featured on major media outlets like the San Francisco Chronicle, KQED, KPCC, and the Los Angeles Daily News. In 2018 our explainer on California’s high housing costs won a first-place award from the Online News Association and we won an EPPY award for innovation for our Election Guide.

What will I do:
You will assist with shooting, researching, and logging video footage, examine CALmatters’ previous stories, embed relevant CALmatters’ video content, and help us assess and update our YouTube channel. Be prepared to learn from a team of experienced journalist.

When is it, where is it, and do I have to be a student?
Ideally, the internship would begin roughly in late May and run through mid-August. However, we are flexible on exact dates. Ideally, applicants will be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate coursework, but recently graduated applicants are encouraged to apply. We prefer that the intern works out of our Sacramento office.

What I need to see on your resume:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Premiere Pro) preferred
  • Filming and editing experience preferred
  • Video projects you’ve completed and how you contributed to them
  • Your creative side!

What will we offer:

  • Hands-on experience and mentoring;
  • An opportunity for you to create the kind of internship you need;
  • Time to explore Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop;

Submit your cover letter, resume and three links to [email protected]. Applications due by April 12, 2019.

CALmatters is committed to diversity and especially encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities.