Title: Digital Content & Media Intern
Dates: Academic Year, Summer
Schedule: 10-15hrs/week during the Academic Year; up to 20hrs/week over Summer
Compensation: $14/hour
Supervisor: Director of Digital Strategy
Location:  Charlottesville, remote options available

Internship Overview:

The Digital Content Team is responsible for supporting the organization in creating accessible and engaging digital content to reach a broader, diverse audience in support of our mission.  

The Digital Content Intern can expect to support the digital team in all aspects of this work including, but not limited to:

  • Assist in media production by reviewing Mind & Life archival footage and identifying material to be used in various projects including social media posts, online events, and courses. 
  • In coordination with the Digital Media Coordinator, continue to organize and digitally index/reference Mind & Life’s archive of media assets.
  • Track the use of digital content across digital platforms and monitor key performance indicators.

Important/Critical Activities:

  • Participate in digital-media asset management (tag content with search terms, video editing).
  • Assist with review of archival footage with a lens toward identifying clips that match certain thematic criteria.
  • Assist with background research for various Mind & Life digital offerings.

Professional Development:

Communications interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop real-world experience in digital content creation.
  • Develop practical skills such as video editing, content management and digital data collection.
  • Gain experience working in a nonprofit setting and as a member of a team.
  • Form professional connections and learn from the dynamic Mind & Life staff and its global community of scholars, researchers, contemplatives and change makers.
  • Explore contemplative practice for personal and professional development.


  • Excellent organizational and computer skills and attention to detail required
  • Experience working in Google Drive platform preferred
  • Experience in digital media, including video editing,  preferred
  • Interest in contemplative science/research preferred
  • Excellent written communication skills required
  • Ability to problem-solve, multitask, and work independently

Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@mindandlife.org using the subject line “Digital Content Internship”. Applications will also be accepted on a rolling basis for academic year and summer placements.