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MCA Summer Internship - Content Strategy: Video

The Museum of Contemporary Art Internship Program welcomes students and recent graduates who wish to broaden their education and professional experience by working and learning in a not-for-profit museum. All MCA departments offer experiential education in a challenging, hands-on environment.

Content Strategy: Video Interns assist in the full scope of MCA video projects, from live production to digital delivery, and gain hands-on experience in this exciting area of digital museum content production. Tasks include videotaping museum programs and events, assisting in the recording of artist interviews, editing/post-production work, and assisting in maintaining the MCA’s YouTube and Vimeo accounts, as well as internal media platforms in and around the museum. Interns assist in researching and testing of various production equipment, software, and techniques. Film/video/media students are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be proficient with Mac computers and have a basic knowledge of video cameras, production equipment, and Adobe Premiere Pro. Basic experience with After Effects and other Adobe Creative Suite software a plus. Applicants should include samples with application.

Application materials include: a resume, a cover letter, one letter of recommendation, work samples, and a general application. Due to our application system’s configuration we ask that you submit your cover letter and letter of recommendation in one single document (PDF, .doc or .docx). Please submit this PDF when prompted to upload your cover letter. Your resume should be uploaded separately. Make sure to include a link to your portfolio website or other online source for your video work samples within your resume. Please note, if you do not have your letter of recommendation at the time of application it may be sent separately by email as long as it arrives by the deadline of March 22, 2019.

If you're sending a letter of recommendation after you've submitted your online application, you may send the letter via email to If you choose to have the letter emailed, please ask your recommender to include the following information in the email: Applicant Name, Applicant’s Chosen Department, Recommender’s Name and professional organization.

Internship Program Details

Summer 2020 Internships will run from June 1 - August 17, 2020. Individual internship dates may vary. In special circumstances, these dates can be flexible depending on the needs of the candidate and hiring department.

All MCA internships are paid positions. Interns will work an average of 24 hours/week and be paid the Chicago minimum wage rate.

Internship applicants may apply for up to two departments. Candidates applying to two departments must fill out a separate application for each. For more information about the Internship Program please visit our website. If you have further questions, please email us at

Job Type: Paid Internship
Location: Chicago