Photo + Video Internship

Spring 2023 (Jan 9 – Apr 14)

Future internship opportunities:

  • Summer 2023 (May 15 – Aug 11)
  • Fall 2023 ( Sep 11 – Dec 8)
  • Spring 2024 (Jan 8 – Apr 12)

Do you prefer to live life behind the lens?

Deksia is seeking a young professional in the photo or video production world who is eager to learn and work hard to meet our clients’ goals and metrics during this 3-month internship.

Internship programs are tailored to fit the intern’s interests, so the description and responsibilities of the position will vary from candidate to candidate.

As a photo + video intern, you will have the opportunity to work alongside our Director of Photo + Video and gain valuable experience in working on photo and video shoots, pre- and post-production work, and strategy for Deksia and its clients.

This internship is ideal for those interested in pursuing careers such as:

  • Freelance Video Editor
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Motion Graphics Artist
  • Video Technician
  • Production Assistant
  • Cinematographer

Skills or character traits we want to see in you

Photo/ Video Experience 📸 🎥
A minimum of 2+ years of study in photography or a videography-related field is strongly preferred.

Problem-solving and critical thinking skills 🕵️ 💡
You must be able to resolve issues quickly and effectively – especially when feedback is coming from multiple sources.

Entrepreneurial / go-getter attitude 🤜 🤛
Our team is a growth-minded group of hustlers with ambition. If you also like being around people like this, join us!

Ability to work alone and in group settings 👤👥
Although editing may require periods of deep concentration, much of the work you’ll be doing relies on coaching and collaboration.

Time management & organizational skills 🕑 🗄
Although we do have a stellar project management team to back you up, your organization skills need to be on point in order to keep your clients (and team) on track.

And most importantly…

  • I get it: I understand the inner workings, systems, and responsibilities of my position 👍
  • I want it: I love to do my job 🙌
  • I have the capacity for it: I have the mental, physical, and emotional ability to do my job 💪

Skills / experience that gets us excited

Do you have experience with any of the following? If so, let us know! 🤩

  • Experience at a marketing agency
  • Brand concepts and strategies
  • Adobe Suite experience (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and/or XD)
  • Experience using Teamwork, Asana, Monday, Trello, or another project management software
  • Familiarity with the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)

What can I expect to learn?

You’ll beef up your resume with these in-demand skills. 💪

  • Gain real-life photo & video experience – both technical and creative!
  • Perfect your record-keeping skills.
  • Take part in our weekly internal news program.
  • Learn how to produce media that delivers on projects’ quality and messaging goals.

Hear it from Jake, one of our past interns! 🥊


Culture check - How does Deksia measure success?

Every 30 days you’ll speak to your manager to discuss the following:

Core Values. Are you living up to our Core Values?

  • I support my community internally and externally 🤗
  • I strive to be and do my best 😤
  • I make it fun 🥳

Department Roles. When in doubt, everything the Photo + Video team does revolves around these 4 things:

  • Expand department capabilities
  • Department efficiency
  • Collaboration
  • Educate to sell

Weekly Performance. Are you getting your work done?

  • I maintain up-to-date records as it pertains to my department 📝
  • I carry out daily and weekly tasks as assigned to me 📋
  • I complete end-of-week surveys and log my time

Additional details

  • 3-month internship – With potential to grow into a full-time position!
  • Flexible work environment – Deksia proudly functions on an office/ work-from-home hybrid
  • Part-time (15-20 hours per week) – Set a schedule that works best for you
  • Unpaid internship – available for college credit

Where is Deksia located?

Our photo + video team is based out of our Grand Rapids, MI office.
We also have offices located near Des Moines, IA and Indianapolis, IN.

How do I apply?

Complete the assessment found here.