Sports Journalism, Photography and Videographer Internship
Berkeley Aquatic Club will be hosting the 2020 Jim Wood Memorial Winter Invitational, their annual long course meet at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ on January 10-12, 2020. Berkeley Aquatic Club, a USA Swimming Club in New Providence, NJ, and SwimCast-powered by BACTV, a live streaming company run by former Winter Invitational meet Intern and SwimmingWorld staff member, is holding an exciting opportunity for students to intern in the Sports Broadcast space through the videography and photography of their long course swim meet. SwimCast will be providing a live Internet feed throughout the meet and is looking for area students to work closely with their professionals during the meet to provide live articles, interviews, video, etc. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to intern for two days with a high-quality organization and receive hands on training. To view the type of streams SwimCast has done, visit: www.youtube.com/c/swimcasttv
In order to select the most qualified high school students to participate in this opportunity, Berkeley Aquatic Club and SwimCast is holding an essay contest to select the best high school students. Please distribute this letter and the attachment to your high school students who have demonstrated a talent for journalism, photography or video recording. A one paragraph statement expressing their interest should be completed by student and sent by JANUARY 3, 2020 via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
This paragraph should include a summary of his/her journalist, photography or video accomplishments, and what it would mean to him/her to be part of the wonderful opportunity to work closely with a national publication providing live internet reporting, and why he/she should be chosen. The student should indicate which of the four positions (listed below the page) is of interest. Students do not need to work all sessions, they can work one or more and should indicate their availability. Photographs or videos in support of the application may be submitted but are not required.
This contest is open to all students who attend a high school, private or public Students in undergraduate college will also be considered. Knowledge of swimming is not a prerequisite, but certainly is helpful. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for any high school student with an interest in journalism!
2 Roving Reporter –
This person will be an “on air talent” who will be doing video reporting with the winners of the events each evening from 5:00pm to approximately 9pm. We are looking for a person comfortable in front of a camera, with a good dynamic personality, and good interviewer skills. In addition to doing the “live interviews” with the winners of each event during the evening session, they may also perform some other interviews if there is a story of interest. There will be an intern videoing the interviews to be put on live feed. The Roving Reporter will also write a short paragraph description of the subject to accompany the videos on YouTube.
5 Videographers –
One will be the “camera man” for the Roving Reporter. The others will be doing the video filming of each session, lasting approximately 4 hours. One videographer will film the entire afternoon session from 1:00 pm until approximately 5:00 pm. The videographers will work with equipment owned by SwimCast, AND must know how to transfer to computer, etc.
3 Photographers –
These students will be taking action shots of the swimmers during the events, and will attach photos to the journalist’s stories. Students must have their own digital camera and be familiar with transferring photos to a computer. Morning, afternoon and evening sessions available.
**All students are required to have their own laptops, and their own digital camera. Video equipment will be provided by SwimCast. A certificate acknowledging student’s accomplishment as well as food/ drinks are provided for the interns.