Obtaining an internship is important to gaining experience in any industry. An internship gives students a chance to work in a professional environment, network and build skills outside of the classroom. If you’re looking to launch a career in video production, then an internship may be even more important to your early success than with other industries.
An internship in video production allows you to witness what it takes to create stories. Since video is such a collaborative process, it’s imperative to work with individuals in all phases of video. Working alongside Directors, Editors, Shooters, Animators and more allows a student to get exposure to different elements and determine a path to focus on shortly after graduation. Furthermore, school doesn’t allow you to get experience with actual clients, tight deadlines and larger productions – the right internship; however, does give you these opportunities.
As a student, it’s important to find the right internship. Before selecting any media or production company, make sure you understand what you’re getting into. There are a lot of places that may not give you access to the full experience. I was lucky enough to have a great internship and it is 100% why I have the job at 522.
At 522, the internship program offers a range of experiences for college students and recent graduates. If you come with passion and enthusiasm, you will get the knowledge and connections to get a job in this field. I think it is great to watch interns grow so much in such little time.
Some of the things a 522 intern can expect include:
Everyone at 522 Productions really believes in real-world experience. At one point or another, we’ve all been there….just looking to get experience and learn. So, if you are a current film student or recent grad, don’t waste your day getting coffee or calling for lunch. Make sure you become part of a team and manage real responsibilities. Here’s a video featuring perspectives from two of our recent interns: 1) Carly Botero and 2) Ben Surber.