TV Production Intern Fall 2020
DISCLAIMER: All Fall 2020 internships at Coolfire are taking place virtually. There may be a few opportunities for interns to work in person/on set, but the bulk of the work will be done virtually. We do frequent virtual meetings and keep open lines of communication to ensure interns stay busy and get the experience they are hoping for.
We are looking for interns with a wide range of interests and skills in creative research, video editing and organization. But above all, we need hard workers with a desire to further their career in the TV production world!
The Coolfire TV Production internship program seeks to educate students on best practices in the unscripted television field. The students will gain hands on experience by working with Coolfire’s Development Team as they produce sizzle tapes and treatments to be sold to television networks like Discovery, HGTV, Quibi, and Netflix. The selected interns will each play a role in the initial research, brainstorming, production and editing of sizzle tapes and written treatments. You will see how a TV series goes from initial idea to final export. Pretty cool, right?!
We think you’ll love this internship because no two days will be the same. One day you might be researching a new hot air balloon law in Texas, the next you’ll be cutting together clips of celebrity loves stories in Premiere, and the next you’ll be a PA on a professional production set. If you don’t have experience in all of these areas, that’s fine! A big part of the experience of this internship is learning, which is why we need interns who want to learn new things and gain new skills. Take it from me, a former intern: This will be one of your coolest college experiences!
We partner our interns with employees for direct mentorship to work on real projects. This is a highly engaging and rewarding internship that will provide you with a truly unique experience. Serious candidates only.
Assisting in show development
Brainstorm series ideas
Participate in Development Team meetings
Research for potential character leads
Edit casting tapes
Develop show titles
Assist on set as needed
Film, video, journalism or media communications major with interest in production
Editing experience highly preferred (Adobe Premiere CC) -note: we prefer editing experience because it will give the intern more opportunities for work on real projects
Working knowledge of other Adobe Programs a HUGE PLUS (Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe After Effects CC)
Strong research skills, copywriting and research skills
Motivated, eager and self-sufficient
Avid consumer of Non-Scripted Television
An interest in the camera, lighting systems, setups and the gear that makes it happen
Strong work ethic and curiosity
Access to a car w/ valid drivers license
If interested, please send a resume, brief cover letter, and work examples if applicable to firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries with no resume/cover letter will not be accepted. Let us know you’re applying for the TV Production Internship in the subject line.
Coolfire is a full-service entertainment production company headquartered in St. Louis. Since 2002, we’ve been trusted by some of the biggest brands, agencies and television networks to create content that is persuasive, imaginative and unforgettable. We produce studio and on-location productions large and small, from L.A. sound stages to remote locations worldwide. We are nimble, precise and unequivocally forward thinking while we ride the ever-changing wave of digital media.
How To Apply
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*Please note that you must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university, and eligible to receive academic credit from your college or university from this internship program. These are part time, unpaid internships during Fall 2020. Specific start/stop dates are TBD, based on your schedule.