House of Representatives



TEMPORARY: January 3 - March 8, 2012

Application deadline:  December 10, 2011

To:    Interested Communication Study / Media Students
From: Jeremiah Aulwurm, Director, House of Representatives Video Services Department
Subject: Video internship position for the 2012 Legislative Session

An exempt, temporary internship position is available for the 2011 legislative session in the Washington State House of Representatives Video Services Department.  This position provides a unique opportunity in a lively setting.  Legislative footage (shot and edited by House Video staff) appears frequently on the web, commercial television newscasts, and government access stations around the state.   The videographer will work on weekly Legislative Update programs airing in over 40 cities, as well as videotape House Floor Debates, Committees and other events on the Capitol Campus.

The ideal candidate is skilled, responsible, efficient, attentive to detail and able to make a commitment to the job.  Applicants should be able to work well in a team setting.

The intern will perform videographer and general production assistant duties and must already have experience in these areas. An opportunity to strengthen professional skills will be provided by knowledgeable crew members and will include training on and extensive use of a camera, teleprompter and related equipment.

The intern must be an enrolled student or a recent graduate.  Legislative interns are compensated only with academic credit if they choose.  Course credit will be determined by the student's faculty sponsor, and amount of credit to be earned and other academic requirements are determined by the schools.

The House Video Services is a non-partisan support staff within the House Administration under the supervision of the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.

The position begins January 3rd and concludes March 8, 2012.  Hours are approximately 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday in Olympia, WA. 
Applications are due on or before December 10th, 2011. 

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and video resume (VHS, S-VHS, Beta SP, DVC Pro or DVD are acceptable, but DVD is preferred).  Online resumes will no longer be accepted.  Video must include examples of applicant's shooting abilities.  Videos will not be returned.  Applicants not providing video samples will be automatically disqualified.

Mail resume, cover letter & video to:
Jeremiah Aulwurm
, Director
House of Representatives Video Department
PO Box 40600
Olympia WA  98504-0600