Seeking Talent for Summer Video Series: Hidden Gems of New Hampshire

Summer Marketing Internship

The Division is currently offering a summer internship for dedicated students interested in pursuing a career in digital media, social media marketing, journalism (or even performing arts).

The goal of this internship is to help connect people with the outdoors and encourage visitation of NH State Parks by telling stories about amazing park experiences through a summer video series.

The summer video series will highlight NH State Park experiences in 2-4 minute web videos twice a month from June to September. Videos will feature a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, kayaking, biking and camping at State Parks throughout New Hampshire.

Here are samples from last summer's hidden gem video gem series:

Internship Description:

The Marketing Intern will serve as on-camera talent for each episode of the ‘NH State Parks Explorer’ video series. Episodes will be based on state park experiences featuring the intern (including friends/family when possible). As video series host, interns will narrate and guide the viewer through the day’s adventure. Interns will plan adventures and coordinate the parks, activities and dialog each video might include. Filming will take place twice a month from June to September. Interns will be active participants in the promotion of published episodes on social media. An optional blog post may accompany each video if desired (blog.nhstateparks.org).

Parks and Recreation marketing staff will handle all videography work except when first person camera angles are needed (go-pro action cam or overnight camping - in which case a camera will be provided). Each episode will also be edited by division marketing staff and then reviewed with the intern prior publishing online.
 
The intern will be provided with free access to day-use areas, camping and boat/equipment rentals when needed. Interns will also be given NH State Parks apparel and gear through the division’s retail program. Interns will need to arrange for their own transportation to and from park locations. While this internship is unpaid it will provide exceptional career experience and exposure to thousands on social media.

Benefits:
  • A summer of unforgettable outdoor experiences in New Hampshire State Parks
  • Exposure to the Division of Parks and Recreation and Division of Travel and Tourism management
  • Free access to NH State Parks day-use areas, overnight camping and boat/equipment rentals
  • Real world experience in digital media, social media marketing and video production
  • Insights from deploying a social media marketing campaign and analyzing results
  • Valuable skills for future digital media marketing careers
  • Samples of on-camera video work to use on resume
  • Exposure to thousands on social media
  • Apparel from Parks' Retail Stores
Responsibilities:
The intern will report to the Digital Marketing Manager of NH Division of Parks and Recreation to plan, produce and promote video productions for the division's social media channels. Their responsibilities will include serving as on-camera talent for each video production. The intern is expected to meet a staff videographer at a state park property two days per month from June to September in order to film episodes. Interns will create dialog and engage in recreational activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming and camping for each video production. After filming, the intern will review edited videos and help promote videos on social media.

Qualifications:
  • Ideal candidates will be be outgoing and adventurous undergraduates, graduates or recent graduates from a university/college.
  • Familiarity and experience with Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram is required.
  • Basic outdoor recreation experience is also required.
  • Applicants must provide their own transportation (along with proof of insurance) and be willing to travel to park properties throughout the state.
Application Process:
Send the following documents and media to Grant Klene at grant.klene@dred.nh.gov.
  • Cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position
  • Resume
  • Samples of video work (If you don’t have video samples please send a video recording of yourself explaining why you are interested).
For More Information:
Contact Grant Klene: email grant.klene@dred.nh.gov or (603) 271-3556.

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