Network Canvas Videographer & Video Editing Internship

Network Canvas, an NIH-funded project at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) at Northwestern University, is seeking a talented videographer and video editor to assist with the creation of a short (2-3 minute) informative video about the project.

ISGMH is the nation’s first university-wide institute to focus exclusively on improving the health and wellbeing of sexual and gender minority populations. Network Canvas is a project of two programs within ISGMH – the CONNECT Complex Systems and Health Disparities Research Program, which aims to understand the complex mechanisms that drive health disparities in marginalized populations, particularly sexual and gender minorities, and the Evaluation, Data Integration and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program, which fosters a learning community to improve the health and wellbeing of sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations in Chicago and beyond.

The goal of Network Canvas is to build free and open source software to simplify the collection of complex social network data directly from study participants. The video will describe the inception of the project, outline its goals, and give an overview of the tool’s primary functionalities.

This internship is designed for students seeking a capstone/independent project. However, non-students, including professional videographers and hobbyists, are welcome to apply.

The internship involves:

  • Setting up and operating video and audio equipment, which will be provided
  • Collecting b-roll footage as well as interviews and demo of the software suite
  • Collaborating closely with the team in developing and refining the storyboard
  • Leading editing and production, including making corrections, cutting to the desired length, and adding the necessary music and audio files
  • Completing the bulk of the technical tasks related to production and post-production


  • Can work at least 1 full day a week in the office (9am-5pm)
  • Can start ASAP and stay with us for the Fall semester, or at least three months
  • Proficient in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects
  • Has a laptop capable of running the aforementioned video editing software

Preferred qualifications:

  • Has prior experience in video shooting and editing
  • Can work independently and adheres to deadlines
  • Pays extremely close attention to detail
  • Must be comfortable working in an inclusive and diverse environment
  • Has knowledge of and interest in LGBTQ issues and public health

Timeline: September – December 2018

Location: Downtown Chicago


  • The internship is unpaid, but will offer excellent hands-on experience working with a multifaceted academic team.
  • Excellent mentorship and networking, as well as opportunity to develop skills.
  • The videographer will receive a credit in the video and the work will have high visibility across numerous professional and academic fields.

To apply, please send the following to ALL must be submitted in order to be considered:

  • Your resume
  • A short paragraph describing why you are well suited for this project
  • A work sample (this can be video(s) you have produced in the past)
  • Two references from past supervisors