Unpaid Videographer Intern

Unpaid Videographer Intern

Overview: We're looking for a budding volunteer filmmaker to capture the vibrant energy of our Team Bright Pink runners. Are you passionate about using your creativity to support a local non-profit? Do you want to meet motivated athletes from Chicago's running community and document the inspiring reasons they're dedicating their run to supporting breast and ovarian health? Are you a morning person? Add to your portfolio while doing some good!

The footage you capture and edit will tell the story of how 150+ runners are impacting thousands of women throughout the United States through fundraising that fuels Bright Pink's breast and ovarian health programs.

We're looking for a volunteer who is excited about attending events throughout our running season to craft powerful videos like these: Back on My Feet & Immerman Angels Brunch Run 5K & Walk

Ideal Filmmaker:

  • Critical thinker who is able to both plan ahead and make sound judgments in the moment
  • Natural storyteller comfortable interviewing people to pull out their most compelling qualities for film
  • Finds people management easy and enjoyable
  • Able to adapt to changes
  • Passionate about Bright Pink's mission
  • Some familiarity with running community
  • Self-motivated to propose new concepts and present project variations
  • Understands elements of a successful video and can create video for different channels and formats including social media, blogs, email, in-person events and long form storytelling hosted on YouTube and Vimeo
  • Commits to attend a majority of outlined events and regular check-ins with the Bright Pink marketing team, including select meetings on-site at the Bright Pink office


  • "Pro-sumer" Video Equipment
  • Editing skills in Adobe Final Cut Pro or comparable editing suite
  • Ability to meet deadlines and communicate project progress

Important Dates & Times (where available; most important dates are noted with an asterisk*):

  • In-office meeting date TBD to review assignment*
  • Team training photo shoot August 12th morning shoot*
  • In-office meeting date TBD to review footage and assignment progress
  • Team 20-miler September 16th at 6 A.M.
  • One team track workout with multiple Thursday date options of your choosing
  • Sunday, September 24th*
  • Chicago Half Marathon team tent and race
  • In-office meeting date TBD to review footage and assignment progress
  • Saturday, October 7tth time blocks range within 9 A.M. – 8 P.M.*
  • Chicago Marathon Abbott Health and Fitness Expo at McCormick Place (can select 2 hour time window within this range)
  • Team Bright Pink Pasta Party Celebration at FFC South Loop (evening time TBD)
  • Sunday, October 8th all day*
  • Team Bright Pink Pre-Race Meet Up, 5:30 a.m. at FFC South Loop
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2017 – Cheering station and Finish "line"
  • Team Bright Pink Post-Race Celebration at FFC South Loop 12:00 P.M – 4:00 P.M.
  • In-office meeting date TBD to review footage and assignment progress*

If you are interested, please submit a resume and sample reel of prior work to [email protected] with Video Intern in the subject line.

Bright Pink is a national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. Our innovative education and support programs educate, equip, and empower young women to be proactive with their breast and ovarian health. We work with world-class brands and media partners to educate the 52 million young women in the US between the ages of 18 and 45 who have the power to be proactive and reduce their risk for these cancers, or detect them at an early non-life- threatening stage. Founded in 2007, Bright Pink is headquartered in Chicago and is a national organization.

Bright Pink works to include diversity among its workforce and does not discriminate in the selection of its staff, volunteers or interns on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, income, marital status, or any other dimension of diversity. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position. EEOE

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Kathleen focuses on Bright Pink's day-to-day and long-term priorities. She works with and supports everyone across the organization, covering all functions—big and small.

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