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Internship Opportunities

Calling all aspiring visual storytellers! We're on the lookout for interns to join our marketing team and help us make magic.

If you're passionate about storytelling and want to be a part of a class of interns that's all about creativity and pushing boundaries, then this is for you! We’re looking to fill the following internship positions:

  • Videographer

  • Photographer

  • Social Media Manager

  • Communications Manager

Benefits of working with us:

  • Opportunity to gain hands-on experience in various forms of storytelling within a creative and supportive environment

  • Access to industry professionals and networking opportunities

  • Potential for portfolio development and exposure through our platform

  • Flexible schedule to accommodate your availability and creative pursuits

 

*Note: All of these internships are unpaid and require up to 8 hours per week. Applications are due by April 19th

Role Descriptions

Photographer

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Using your camera skills to capture and edit dope content

  • Attend events and capture candid moments that encapsulate the essence of our community

  • Brainstorming with the team to dream up creative ideas and bring them to life on screen

  • Utilize photography equipment, including DSLRs and smartphones, to capture high-quality images

  • Experiment with composition, lighting, and perspective to create visually striking photographs

  • Working in a fast paced environment with deadlines and high profile clients

  • Delivering quality work that aligns to brand and vibe of the business

  • Collaborate with our creative team to brainstorm and execute photo projects that align with our vision

What We're Looking For:

  • A genuine love for storytelling through images and video

  • Skills with cameras, editing software, and all the equipment that makes the magic happen.

  • Creativity that knows no bounds—think outside the box and then some.

  • A team player attitude who can take accountability to work with a group and solo

Requirements:

  • Current student pursuing photography, videography, film, or a related field.

  • A portfolio showcasing your photography skills, with a focus on lifestyle, street, or sports photography preferred

  • Comfortability with photography equipment and editing software

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.

  • Ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • Passion for storytelling through imagery and a keen eye for capturing authentic moments.

  • Access to professional photography equipment and editing tools

  • Ready to work with us May 2024 - August 2024

  • Bonus points if know your way around graphic design

How to Apply:

If you're passionate about photography and eager to embark on a creative journey with us, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume and portfolio via the application link. In your application, tell us why you're the perfect fit for this role and share your vision for our photography content.

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Videographer

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Collaborate with our creative team to brainstorm video concepts and story ideas that resonate with our audience.

  • Film and edit video footage, including interviews, tutorials, documentaries, events, and other elements of our community

  • Experiment with camera angles, lighting, and editing techniques to produce visually compelling videos.

  • Ensure that video content aligns with our brand's style and messaging, while also pushing creative boundaries.

  • Stay up-to-date with video trends and technologies to continually enhance your skills and contribute fresh ideas.

  • Using your camera skills to capture and edit dope content

  • Brainstorming with the team to dream up creative ideas and bring them to life on screen

  • Working in a fast paced environment with deadlines and high profile clients

  • Delivering quality work that aligns to brand and vibe of the business

What We're Looking For:

  • A genuine love for storytelling through images and video

  • Skills with cameras, editing software, and all the equipment that makes the magic happen.

  • Creativity that knows no bounds—think outside the box and then some.

  • A team player attitude who can take accountability to work with a group and solo

Requirements:

  • A portfolio showcasing your videography skills, with a focus on community or sports-style content preferred.

  • Proficiency in videography equipment and editing software (e.g., Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro).

  • Strong storytelling abilities and an understanding of narrative structure.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet project deadlines and creative objectives.

  • Access to professional videography equipment and editing tools

  • Ready to work with us May 2024 - August 2024

How to apply

If you're passionate about visual storytelling and eager to embark on a creative journey with us, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume, portfolio, and demo reel via the application. In your application, tell us why you're the perfect fit for this role and share your vision for visual storytelling through videography.

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Social Media Manager

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Delivering engaging content ideas that stop the scroll and make people want to see more

  • Engaging with our online community, building relationships with our audience and keeping the conversation going

  • Developing and executing a social media calendar that aligns with our marketing goals and brand

  • Collaborating with other team members, such as photographer, video editors, writers, and leadership produce high-quality multimedia content

  • Analyzing and reporting on the performance and impact of our social media campaigns and activities

  • Develop and implement social media strategies to increase brand awareness, engagement, and audience growth across various platforms (e.g., Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn).

  • Create compelling and visually appealing content, including posts, stories, and videos, that aligns with our brand's voice and resonates with our target audience.

  • Stay informed about emerging social media trends, tools, and best practices, and proactively share recommendations with the team.

 

What We're Looking For:

  • A true passion for all things social media—

  • Skills with crafting captions, snapping dope pictures, and putting together eye-catching graphics.

  • Creativity that knows no bounds—think outside the box and then some.

  • A team player attitude who can take accountability to work with a group and solo

  • A passion for building community and Black/ African-American culture

 

Requirements:

  • Currently undergrad student with a knack for social media, marketing, or a related field.

  • Strong understanding of social media platforms and best practices, with previous experience managing social media accounts preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a keen eye for detail and ability to craft compelling content.

  • Creativity and a passion for storytelling, with the ability to conceptualize and execute engaging social media campaigns.

  • Knowledge of social media management tools and analytics platforms

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, with strong time management and organizational skills.

  • Ready to work with us May 2024 - August 2024

  • Examples of previous work

  • Ready to work with us for May – July 2024

  • Bonus points if you've got skills in community management and change management

How to apply

If you're passionate about social media and eager to make an impact in a creative and collaborative environment, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume, along with samples of your social media work and include links to accounts you've managed in your portfolio submission. In your application, tell us why you're the perfect fit for this role and share your vision for our social media content.

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Communications Manager

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Crafting branded communications—think press releases, newsletters, blog posts and beyond.

  • Connecting with our audience like a pro, whether it's through email, presentations, social media, or good old-fashioned conversation.

  • Collaborating with the team to brainstorm new ideas and bring them to life in words.

  • Assist in developing and implementing comprehensive communication strategies to effectively reach and engage our target audience.

  • Cultivate relationships with media outlets, influencers, and community partners to increase visibility and coverage of our organization's initiatives and events.

  • Keeping your ear to the ground for any noteworthy trends in our industry, track key metrics, and provide regular reports and analysis to inform communication strategies.

 

What We're Looking For:

  • A true passion for the power of words and communication—

  • Skills with writing, editing, proofreading and all things communication-related

  • Creativity that knows no bounds—think outside the box and then some.

  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills

  • Ability to conduct online research and synthesize information from various sources

  • Interest in learning about the latest trends and developments in our industry

  • A passion for building community and Black/ African-American culture

 

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to craft clear, concise, and engaging content for various audiences and platforms.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines effectively.

  • Knowledge of media relations principles and experience pitching stories to journalists and influencers.

  • Enthusiasm for storytelling and a passion for amplifying diverse voices and perspectives.

  • Ready to work with us for May – July 2024

  • Bonus points if you've got skills in social media management or event planning

How to apply

If you're passionate about communication and eager to make an impact in a dynamic and collaborative environment, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume, along with samples of your writing or communications work via the application link. In your application, tell us why you're the perfect fit for this role and share your vision for effective communication in our community.

Questions?

If you have questions about the internship opportunities, please send an email to hello@blackpickleballcollective.com

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