City and County of Denver Marketing/Video Internship - Denver Sheriff Department in Denver, Colorado

Marketing/Video Internship - Denver Sheriff Department



Marketing/Video Internship - Denver Sheriff Department


$0.00 Hourly


80204, CO

Job Type



Denver Sheriff Dept. (DSD)

Job Number

TA0000 16258



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About Us

The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks

About Our Job

The Denver Sheriff Department seeks an unpaid Marketing/Video Intern to assist the Public Information Office with the creation of content for its website, internal intranet pages, social media channels and outside organizations.

These include short, professionally produced videos, photographs, infographics and short articles that tell the behind-the-scenes stories of the department. As one of the most robust law enforcement agencies in the state, which books some 35,000 people a year, there are hundreds of untold stories about what we do and who works for us -- the deputies, psychologists, K-9 handlers, academy instructors and investigators, to name a few.

As an intern, you will:

  • Under close supervision of the Department's Communication Director, you will draft ideas for short video pieces about the people and functions of the Denver Sheriff Department.

  • Shoot and edit short video pieces, and B-roll, using departmental camera equipment and video editing software.

  • Upload completed video pieces on the Department's website, YouTube channel and social media pages, and disseminate to the media/stakeholders.

  • Take still pictures of staff and events, interview staff and write short web pieces. Post to the department's Facebook, Twitter and Linked In pages, send out information/content on the department's MailChimp email list, produced collator/marketing material using programs like In Design, and update the departmental website.

  • Form relationships with media organizations, industry associations, websites, journalists, bloggers and other stakeholders who might be interested the content.

You must be enthusiastic, self-starters who can work with minimal supervision and are experienced in a variety of story-telling techniques and the equipment/technology to best tell those stories. The intern/s should be competent in video production including both shooting and editing, still photography, using social media platforms and analytical tools, design and digital marketing. Sound knowledge of shooting and editing video is essential.

Schedule: An open-ended commitment of at least three months, between eight and 16 hours per week that includes a consistent work schedule. Schedule is flexible to accommodate work or classes but should be during work hours Monday -Fridays.

This position is posted continuously and we are accepting applications for the following semesters:

  • Fall Semester (early August – mid December)

  • Spring Semester (early January – late May)

  • Summer Semester (early June – early August)

About You

Our ideal candidate will be/have:

  • A current student pursing a degree in marketing, communications, or related field

  • Working knowledge of capturing photos and video with a dSLR or similar camera

  • Strong video shooting and editing skills. You must know your way around video cameras, can operate them manually, know about proper lighting and sound recording.

  • Knowledge of non-linear editing software (AVID, FCP, or Premiere) and techniques.

  • Basic knowledge video storytelling, and be familiar with video concepts outlined by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)

  • Expertise in using social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Linked In and digital marketing platforms such as MailChimp and have good knowledge of best practice regarding social media.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

About Everything Else

Classification Title: This is an unpaid internship.

Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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