2022 Communications Internship
PORTLAND, ME Communications
Job Type

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

2022 Communications Internship, Portland, Maine

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute pioneers collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges. Located in Portland, ME, we are dedicated to the resilience of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and the communities that depend on it. For more information, visit www.gmri.org.

The GMRI Communications Team is responsible for the production of all print, web, photo/video, and other media used to share stories about the organization. We publish content for important stakeholder audiences through a variety of channels, including web, email, social media, newsletters, events, and more. We are seeking a video production intern to support the filming and editing needs of our growing team and ambitious video strategy. 

This is a project-based internship centered around visual asset capture (photo/video) and support for our Education team. We anticipate it taking 90 hours over a 6-8 week period. This paid internship will run from June (exact date TBD) through August with the average number of hours per week amounting to 15. There will be flexibility with how those hours are spent and this position may include reimbursable travel and working off site. Interns are expected to use their own equipment, supplemented by audio/visual equipment from GMRI.


· Participate in collaborative creative planning meetings with Communications Director, Communications Project Manager, and other project stakeholders. 

· Create and execute a creative plan and schedule, adhering to deadlines and deliverable requirements. 

· Travel to shoots and capture photos and videos, interacting with subjects to understand their work.  

· Follow a shot list to produce finished videos and photo albums. 

Please submit cover letter, resume, and a link to a portfolio by Friday, May 27, 2022. 

Questions should be emailed to smcauliffe@gmri.org however, we will not accept resumes sent to this address. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

GMRI is proud to confirm its long-standing policy and commitment to providing equal access and equal employment opportunities in all terms, conditions, processes and benefits of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Our employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. 

Applicants and employees are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify their race/ethnicity, gender, disability status and veteran status to assist us in fulfilling various data reporting requirements of the federal government. This self-identification is completely voluntary, will be kept strictly confidential and separate from your application data, and used only to meet federal reporting requirements. Providing or declining to provide this information will not result in adverse action of any kind. 


· Actively pursuing a media studies degree or similar degree program.

· Self-starter with excellent organization skills and attention to detail.  

· Capable of exploiting a visual medium (photo/video/etc.) to tell a story.

· Competent with shooting, editing and delivering final photo and video assets.

· Strong computer skills, including working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent.   

· Sensitivity to quality graphic design and familiarity working with graphic designers. 

· Team oriented but willing to work independently when need be.

· Demonstrated ability to understand and synthesize complex information and explain it to a broad audience. 

Optional Qualifications:

· Comfortable with techniques for capturing audio (field or interviews).

· Interest in and familiarity with the ocean environment.

Salary Description
$2500 stipend