The Rutgers Media Team Internship Program is dedicated to ensuring that students a worthwhile experience, working and learning in a fast-paced, creative, and demanding environment. Students in our program will work side by side with professionals in the areas of graphic design, video, photography, social media, marketing, and web development. In addition to developing their technical proficiencies, we strive to assist our students in building their problem-solving and organizational skills, while also stressing the importance of teamwork and interpersonal relationships. Through this opportunity, our students will leave with a professional portfolio and the experience they need to be completive in the job market.
Students focusing on graphic design work to develop their technical skills in the Adobe Creative Suite, focusing on the use and integration of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, while also honing their ability to conceptualize, translate, and present information. Our students learn about branding while working within multiple identity systems, and will implement this knowledge while also learning about both internal and external print production. Our students will also gain experience adapting and developing designs for web, video, and other forms of digital delivery through collaboration with photographers, videographers, and web developers on various full marketing campaigns.
Photographers & Photojournalists
Our photography students will learn about the usage of both point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras, as well as learning about different lens properties and lighting. These students are responsible for shooting a wide variety of on-campus events, campus landscapes, buildings, group photos, and portraits. These photos will be used in marketing campaigns as well as social media initiatives. Students will also be responsible for creating photo essays detailing on-campus activities and organizations and providing supplementary photos for our social content team to use with their articles. In addition, photography students maintain our ever-growing media bank, through categorizing and organizing our photographs and media releases.
Students focused on video will work on filming a diverse range of events and improving their editing skills using the Adobe Creative Suite. These students will also learn how and when to use different cameras, including dedicated video cameras, point of view cameras, and DSLRs. In addition, our students will gain experience formatting video for different distribution methods such as YouTube, online embedding, television, and for digital displays. They will also have the opportunity to practice working with lighting equipment and backdrops. In addition, video students will gain valuable experience filming interviews, event clips, and b-roll while producing segments for both the I Am Rutgers online magazine and for the division of Student Affairs.
Journalists/Social Media Managers
Students assisting with social media and writing will be responsible for maintaining our social media outlets including the Student Affairs Facebook Pages and Twitter accounts, as well as the I Am Rutgers online magazine. These students will learn about scheduling posts, generating more followers, and creating ideas and ways to stay relevant. Our social content creators will have the opportunity to collaborate with design, photo and video interns in order to create dynamic content for these outlets. They will also be responsible for telling stories from around campus via the I Am Rutgers online magazine. These students will conduct interviews, research organizations, attend events, and report on different opportunities for students to get involved at Rutgers, as well as highlighting highly involved students.