Culture Shock Washington, DC interns are a significant part of our organization as they assist with generating creative content in support of our mission. We are seeking ambitious, self-motivated and hardworking individuals looking for a fun opportunity to enhance their portfolio. Please email your resume and portfolio to cameronbennett@cultureshockdance.org if interested in any of the listed opportunities.

Social Media & Content Strategy Intern

  • Design social media strategies to achieve marketing targets
  • Monitor platform analytics and user engagement and suggest content optimization
  • Manage, create and publish original, high quality content
  • Administer all company social media accounts including Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Linked In ensuring up-to-date content
  • Liaise with writers, designers, and organizational leadership to ensure content is informative and appealing
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Event Production teams to create social ‘buzz’ regarding organizational events
  • Facilitate stakeholder-to-organization communication through interaction on social media platforms
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports on web traffic, analytics, and ROI
  • Communicate with industry professionals via social media to create a strong network
  • Train internal teams to integrate and maintain a cohesive social media strategy
  • Stay up-to-date with new digital technologies and social media best practices

Applicants should have superior multitasking skills allowing them to manage multiple social media accounts in an individually customized yet cohesive way. Strong verbal and written communication skills are also key as all applicants will be required to coordinate with Culture Shock DC leadership and members to disseminate content strategies, communicate goals, and collect media assets.  This is a voluntary position. Interested applicants should email their resume and portfolio to cameronbennett@cultureshockdance.org.

Video Production Intern

  • Capture high quality footage of concerts, beginner and advanced classes, workshops and additional events as assigned.
  • Utilize video enhancing techniques during video post-production in accordance with overall production concepts.
  • Oversee the quality of all audio and video editing.
  • Work closely with the Social Media Coordinator to upload content to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Communicate clearly with CSDC Directors and staff and adhere to deadlines.
  • Collaborate with staff to effectively capture desired visions through footage.
  • Assist with the development of internal and external marketing strategies.
  • Maintain and design a video media database with clips that may be utilized for fundraising, grant writing, and other non-performance related organizational purposes.

Applicants will preferably have experience at the university level in video editing, marketing and/or visual communication. Knowledge of Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, AfterEffects and the Hip Hop dance industry is a plus. This is a voluntary position. Interested applicants should email their resume and portfolio to cameronbennett@cultureshockdance.org.

Photography Intern

  • Capture and provide high quality images of concerts, classes, workshops and additional events as assigned.
  • Provide at least 15 selected “best of” images from each event immediately after assignment with all remaining photos to be delivered within two weeks of assignment’s completion.
  • Maintain an organized photo database that can be queried for specific needs, and label photographs accordingly.
  • Manipulate and enhance images.
  • Take posed, full action and candid shots.
  • Communicate clearly with CSDC Directors and Staff and adhere to deadlines.
  • Collaborate with Staff to effectively capture desired visions through photographs.
  • Assist with the development of internal and external marketing strategies.

Applicants will preferably have experience at the university level in photography, marketing and/or visual communication. Knowledge of Lightroom, Photoshop and the Hip Hop dance industry is a plus. This is a voluntary position. Interested applicants should email their resume and portfolio to cameronbennett@cultureshockdc.org.

Graphic Design Intern

  • Design and produce print and digital collateral from concept to final production.
  • Create flyers and promotional materials for classes and events.
  • Support social media outreach by creatively engaging audiences on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Communicate clearly with CSDC Directors and Staff and adhere to deadlines.
  • Collaborate with Staff to effectively communicate desired visions through designs.
  • Incorporate changes recommended by Staff into final designs.
  • Assist with the development of internal and external marketing strategies.
  • Maintain and develop a database of all created graphic media to develop standard design templates for CSDC initiatives and events.

Applicants will preferably have experience at the university level in design, marketing and/or visual communication. Knowledge of Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and the Hip Hop dance industry is a plus. This is a voluntary position. Interested applicants should email their resume and portfolio to cameronbennett@cultureshockdc.org.