ICS Communications Intern (Video and Photography)

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Vice President of Research
Institute for CyberScience


The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks a student communications intern for a video- and photo-intensive position in Summer 2018. ICS is a research institute that supports Penn State researchers who use computational or data-driven methods in a range of disciplines. The institute uses photos and videos to help train users of our ICS-ACI high-performance computing system and to tell the stories of our researchers. Intern Responsibilities: Key responsibilities include: creating short videos about Penn State researchers, to be used on the ICS website, in video press releases, and at national conferences; editing videos of ICS events and training sessions; creating brief training videos for new users of the ICS-ACI high-performance computer; and taking photos of research, equipment, and events for use in communications materials. Other responsibilities may include organizing/inventorying ICS image collections; photo editing; managing the ICS Youtube account; and participating in ICS events and programs as needed. Qualifications: The ideal candidate is someone with demonstrated skills in photography, videography, and video editing who is actively interested in science, engineering, or high-performance computing and able to research/learn about new topics prior to shooting. Experience with iMovie and Premiere Pro, Penn State’s One Button Studio, coursework or experience in graphic design, and experience working with websites are desirable. The successful candidate will be dependable, flexible, and organized, with excellent interpersonal skills. Access to personal or Penn State video equipment preferred. This is a paid internship for Summer 2018 with the strong possibility of renewal for Fall 2018; the intern must be available to work 20 hours/week in summer and approximately 12 hours/week during the fall semester. The opportunity is open to both undergraduates and graduate students. Application process: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, an up-to-date resume, and three appropriate video/photo samples. ICS supports Penn State researchers who use computational or data-driven methods across a range of disciplines. To learn more about working for ICS, please visit http://ics.psu.edu/careers.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088