Mass Communication Internships

With an internship at MousePaw Media, you'll gain the skills you need to design and execute promotional campaigns for real projects.

We are currently accepting applications for this internship! Check out the details below, and then tap the << button at far right to learn how to apply. see the sidebar for instructions on how to apply.

Learning Goals

The purpose of the MousePaw Media Mass Communication Internship is to equip interns with the skills needed to succeed in mass communication and multimedia production fields.

  1. Learn new techniques for all stages of multimedia production.
  2. Hone writing skills for clarity and conciseness.
  3. Build effective communication skills through collaboration with co-workers and other professionals.
  4. Learn and expand project and time management skills.
  5. Design effective multimedia campaigns.

Requirements

In addition to the general requirements, applicants should be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Working proficiency with general multimedia editing.
  • Full professional proficiency with English (ILR Level 4).

Mass Communication Internship Questions

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What will I do?

Mass communication interns are responsible for our marketing and promotional materials. You will have the chance to work on all stages of real multimedia project, from planning to post-production.

What will I learn?

You'll be learning more about production planning, scheduling, and logistics in the real world. You'll also be working with a variety of open source production software to create the finished project.

What software do you use?

We use 100% open source software: LibreOffice for documents, Nextcloud for file sharing, GIMP for image editing, Audacity for audio engineering, and Kdenlive for video editing. Hands-on training is available for all the software you'll be using.

Why don't you use [INSERT SOFTWARE]?

First, we use Linux for all our work, so the software must work on that operating system. Second, we use exclusively open source software, both for ethical and budgetary reasons. Third, the ability to learn and adapt to new software is a vital industry skill for anyone.

What kind of computer and equipment do I need?

Mass communication interns must have private, administrator access to a computer with the following minimum specifications.

  • Debian-based Linux (at minimum, based on Debian Jessie or Ubuntu 16.04). We can help with setup.
  • RAM: 8GB minimum, 16GB or more recommended.
  • Processor: 2GHz speed or better. Tap the << button at far right to learn how to apply. See the sidebar for instructions on how to apply.
  • Hard Drive: 250GB free space minimum (or 200GB minimum after Linux installation.)
  • Display: 1024x768 minimum.
  • Reliable high-speed internet connection.
  • Webcam.
  • Microphone.

I don't like/know Linux. Can I just use [INSERT OS]?

No. We have many reasons for using Linux at MousePaw Media: compatibility, support, maintainability, expense, and privacy being five big reasons. It is also highly beneficial for any modern professional to learn. Don't worry - we'll help you set it up and learn it. You'll be amazed at how friendly and easy to use it can be!

Why do I need to be fluent (ILR Level 4) in English?

Mass communication interns are responsible for our marketing and promotional materials, so clear and effective use of English is critical!

More questions?

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Ready To Apply?

We are currently accepting applications for this internship! Tap the << button at far right to learn how to apply. See the sidebar for instructions on how to apply.