672 S La Fayette Park Place, Unite #10




Get Lit-Words Ignite seeks a Film & Digital Media Education Intern for a 7-month internship to work with our Director of Creative Media in the student media program of our youth empowerment and literacy organization. They will help develop, schedule, and teach film classes, produce visual curriculum material for our new online platform Uni(verse), and support students as they learn cinematography, editing, directing, and producing. They will help train student filmmakers in the use of Get Lit’s media equipment; facilitate communication between Get Lit staff, filmmakers, poets, and performers; create graphic marketing content; and engage in community outreach. This position will work approximately 15 hours a week from June through December 2022.


The right candidate will have taken several film and media classes, and have proficiency in production equipment and hardware, in the Adobe Creative Suite, G-Suite, and budgeting/scheduling software. We expect all applicants to have basic computer skills, have experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and be familiar with Macintosh operating systems. Applicants should be comfortable working in a professional setting, have an interest in media, literary and/or performing arts, and an ability to communicate professionally and effectively with a wide range of people including teenagers, parents of students, professional staff members, and organization Board Members.


Get Lit – Words Ignite fuses classic and spoken word poetry to increase teen literacy on the page and in visual media. Our programs, each with poetry at its core, include: In-School Program, after-school poetry and filmmaking workshops, open mics, summer camps, the Classic Slam competition, the Get Lit Players performance troupe, Literati Leadership Core, and the Get Lit Media student-run content studio.

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and a resume including relevant work experience, subject line "Media Internship," to Mr. Samuel Curtis, samuel@getlit.org.