Internship Program

Internship Contact: Loretta Rivers, Executive Director

Lojeri Productions® is a federally approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. It was established to provide film services to museums, historical and cultural organizations, and related nonprofits. The company produces documentaries, exhibit and orientation films, marketing and fundraising segments, and other media projects.

Internships are available in Production, Marketing/Development, and Office Administration. They are open to college students and recent graduates in communications, journalism, business, marketing and the humanities. Internships can be completed for college credit. The internships provide college and advanced high school students with practical experience in a small business setting. Former interns have been hired at ESPN, CBS-Connecticut WFSB Channel 3, and at the New York American Marketing Association.

All internships require a minimum of 15-20 hours per week (two to three days). Good organizational, communication, and computer skills are required. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and internet skills are a must. Knowledge of Excel, Access, photography, and video production is helpful.

Production Internship
The production internship requires experience using Final Cut Pro. Intern is responsible for assisting the producer/director with all phases of production. Knowledge of After Effects, Photoshop, DVD Studio Pro, and Sound Forge are useful. Internship will include the following:

  • Research and scripting, shooting, on-line and off-line editing. Intern is responsible for helping to carry, setup and take down equipment at on-location shoots. Individuals with camera experience will be allowed to do some filming.
  • Editing The Museum Insider® and Orientation Videos Project.
  • Assisting with production arrangements.
  • Attending promotional and educational events at which Lojeri Productions is an exhibitor. This can include museum, history, or video/film conferences and career fairs.
  • Assisting with marketing and development activities as needed.

Marketing / Development Internship
Intern is responsible for assisting the executive director with all public relations, marketing and development activities. It will include the following:

  • Interacting with clients and potential sponsors by telephone, correspondence, and meetings.
  • Arranging and attending promotional and educational events at which Lojeri Productions is an exhibitor. This can include museum, history, or video/film conferences and career fairs.
  • Writing and mailing media releases, and preparing press packets.
  • Development: donor and grant research and applications.
  • Assisting on film/video shoots as needed.
  • Logging videotapes to prepare them for editing.

Office Administration Internship
Intern is responsible for assisting the executive director with all aspects of office management. It will include the following:

  • General office management: typing, filing, telephone calls
  • Scheduling appointments with business and community groups.
  • Interacting with clients and potential sponsors by telephone, correspondence, and meetings.
  • Assisting with scheduling and set-up for some on-location shoots.
  • Preparing press packets and helping with media releases and other marketing activities.
  • Assisting with production and development activities as needed.
  • Logging videotapes to prepare them for editing.

Current and Former Interns

Marketing/Development Interns
Matt Denegre, Eastern Connecticut State University (2004)
Lisann Campbell, University of Hartford (2002)
Monica Piekutowski, Eastern Connecticut State University (2001)

Production Interns
Frances Drew, Middlesex Community College (2005)
Taylor Mankowski, Quinnipiac University (2005)
Yole Ann Russo, University of Hartford (2004)
Randy Calderone, University of Hartford (2004)
Lindsay Schwabe, University of Hartford (2004)
Joseph Bowman, Jr., Central Connecticut State University (2004)
Kristina Wojciechowski, Central Connecticut State University (2003)

Post-Graduate Interns
Gosia Grzesiowska, Quinnipiac University (2003-2005)
Andrea Damar, Trinity College (2003-2005)
Kori Meacham Sullivan, Southern Connecticut State University (2002-2003)

Feedback from Interns

“Lojeri Productions gave me an opportunity to practice my post-production skills and also learn new ones. While editing documentaries, I was involved in the whole process, from digitizing footage to making final edits.”

Gosia Grzesiowska, Post-Graduate
Production Intern
Communications and e-Media,
Quinnipiac University

“I was encouraged to offer my ideas and opinions throughout the post-production process, which really made me feel like I was part of a team. I walked away from Lojeri Productions with two production credits and a better understanding of how much time and effort is needed to create a professional video. I truly feel that without this internship, I would not have been offered a great starting job.”

Lindsay Schwabe, Production Intern
Cinema Studies, University of Hartford

“Interning at Lojeri Productions provided a stepping stone to go on and achieve greater things. The hands-on experience allowed me to work independently and use other talents to build my résumé and make a valuable contribution to the company. I was able to learn concepts by applying my textbook knowledge to better understand the link between theory and practice.”

Lisann Campbell, Marketing/Development Intern
Marketing and Advertising, University of Hartford

 


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