Miami Photojournalism Summer Intern (Part-Time)

About S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective (SSLC)

S.O.U.L. (Sisters Organizing for Understanding & Leadership) Sisters Leadership Collective is comprised of youth workers, educators, healers, artists, and organizers who create leadership opportunities for Black and Brown girls and femmes impacted by the justice system. We disrupt cycles of violence by empowering youth who have experienced multitudes of criminalization using our four pillars: collective leadership, radical artistic expression, healing, and restorative justice. Since our founding in August of 2014 in Miami and NYC, we continue to build a world in which young women, femmes, and TGNC youth reclaim lives of authenticity, joy, and freedom.

Summary

SSLC has an immediate opening for a curious and creative YSE Photojournalist intern. Are you very comfortable behind the lens documenting events and telling stories through photography? Then we’re looking for YOU!

The YSE Photojournalist Intern is responsible for documenting our  Girls Design Camp summer program, focusing on the exploration of day-to-day projects, short interviews, product photos, and lecture recordings. They will engage with multimedia visual development via photos & videos and support its development into marketing materials with oversight by the Communications Director. The YSE Photojournalist will collaborate with the Youth Social Entrepreneurship and Communications team to support successful social media rollout and media archiving.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Document and promote Girls Design Camp program activities & events via photos & videos; 
  • Collaborate with Youth Social Entrepreneurship team and Communications Director to develop and maintain a visual storytelling  strategy for Girl’s Design Camp; 
  • Photograph and prompt YSE team and camp attendees for short interviews and clips for utilization on social media
  • Apply an understanding of S.O.U.L. values through photographic storytelling
  • Upload photos and videos into organized filing system using Google Drive
  • Maintain communication and positive relationships with all youth leaders and SSLC staff; 
  • Engage in weekly YSE x Comms meetings; 
  • Maintain YSE Comms google drive folder with content materials;
  • Attendance and timely arrival to program excursions, field trip destinations, off-site meetings, supervision meetings and any other meetings or events related to contract; 
  • Respectful and compassionate interactions with all youth program participants in alignment with the SSLC Principles and Personality; 

Miscellaneous: Other tasks as assigned.

Experience and Competencies Required

Successful candidates will: 

  • Be or have interest in becoming a driven storyteller using visual media
  • Own a digital camera and/or phone capable of recording photos and video – 12MP or higher for photo and 1080p120 for video.
  • Have an understanding of lighting and composition
  • Ability to work independently and take direction from YSE and Comms team
  • Be outgoing, self-starters who demonstrate professional experience and strong relationship-building skills; 
  • Have experience with administrative tasks including calendaring, task management & professional email communication; 
  • Have a strong analysis of anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices and principles including gender and racial justice; 
  • Have experience and passion uplifting and centering Black girls and femmes; 
  • Be LGBTQIA+ affirming; 
  • Have reliable transportation; 
  • Have the ability to be prompt, attend meetings and sessions on time and submit assignments by the deadline;
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills; 
  • Possess emotional intelligence; 
  • Bring whole self to position. 

No educational/degree requirements. Knowledge of Microsoft, Google (Google Drive, Google Photos, etc.), and social media applications required. Spanish and/or Haitian Creole speaker a plus. South Florida natives are strongly encouraged to apply. Survivors of violence and people directly impacted by legal, foster, homelessness, or mental health systems are strongly encouraged to apply.

Start Date: June 13, 2022 

Duration: 5 weeks (June 13, 2022 – July  15, 2022)

Compensation: $20/hour for a maximum total of 20 hours/week 

Day/Hours: Monday – Friday 12 PM – 5 PM. Weekends and other days & times as needed.

Orientation: TBD

How to Apply: Please submit resume and portfolio in PDF via e-mail to: Alexis Hyatt: alexis@soulsistersleadership.org. Please include “Photojournalist Summer Intern” in the subject line. Priority deadline to apply is on May 27, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

S.O.U.L. Sisters is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability. Women (trans or cis) and people of color are encouraged to apply.