Post Production Intern

Alexandria, VA /
Creative /
About 522

We create custom videos for the internet. Behind every pixel is an incredibly talented, highly motivated team working to turn our collective vision into reality. We’re not waiting for our big break in Hollywood. We’re video producers, project managers, and business developers who live for the challenge of designing incredible video content for the internet. We come to work each day with a few simple goals: to be authentic, capture the truth, and focus on what matters to our audience.

Our mission is clear. We collaborate with brands to rid the world of cheesy videos.

If you want to be a big part of a growing business, if you want a team environment to collaborate on creative ideas, if you want to take the next step in your career–come talk to us.

About You

You're an aspiring filmmaker and video editor who's ready to learn the ropes at one of the DC-area's top video production companies. Over the past few years, you've developed a strong affinity for Post Production, but would prefer a little seasoning before going all in within a specific discipline in Post. Between editing, motion graphics, color correction, or sound design, you just can't quite decide. But you're ready to put your skills to work in a creative industry.

You're looking to join a team of skilled creatives where you can contribute across the post production process. You're a problem solver, a meticulous organizer, and a skilled communicator who understands that success in this industry requires hard, often unglamorous, work. Most importantly, you're a curious, upbeat, and dependable team member who thrives in a high-pressure environment.

About Our Video Production Internship

If you're looking for a busy-working, paper-pushing, sitting-around-and-waiting-type internship, this isn't the place for you. Our post production internship is a bootcamp in the processes we use to create incredible videos for our clients. Throughout your internship, you'll work directly with our Lead Editor director, getting hands-on experience with real 522 clients.

The internship runs through May. Interns must be able to commit to a minimum of 24 hours (40 hours preferred) so the program is ideal for recent graduates. Interns must also commute to our Alexandria, VA office for the duration of the internship.

Applications must include a link to a portfolio of recent and relevant videos. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

Within 1 month, you will:

    • Meet the 522 team and understand the mission and core values that drive us.
    • Develop training goals and learn the basic steps of our production process.
    • Learn how we organize files and projects throughout post-production; assistant edit projects in Adobe Premiere.

Within 3 months, you will:

    • Participate in team concepting sessions for 522 clients.
    • Develop dailies, stringouts, and captions.

Within 6 months, you will:

    • Develop client-ready rough, fine, and final cuts in Adobe Premiere.
    • Provide constructive feedback to other video editors during the internal review process.

What's Next?

Bringing the right people onto our team is one of our most important responsibilities. Our interview process, particularly for full-time work, may consist of multiple rounds of phone, video, and in-person interviews. We take our time to make sure the process is done right. We'll do our best to respond to each applicant, but please know that we appreciate your interest even if a position with us isn't an immediate fit.

At 522 Productions, we're made stronger by working with people with a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives. We're an equal opportunity employer and we're committed to providing reasonable accommodations to any applicant or employee with a disability.