Intern

70 Degrees has facilitated internships with students on oral history, public history, film, media, education, and marketing projects. We have worked with undergraduate and graduate students from the following programs and other institutions for academic credit:

We manage internships with Google Classroom with weekly assignments. Academic internships are based on fulfilling department outlined goals, so please speak with your academic counselor to confirm eligibility. Ask about how many units you are able and willing to complete as this will determine your weekly hours. Most opportunities are in person, but some projects can be done remotely.

You will collaborate with teams that are developing innovative digital history techniques. We are creating the Moulton Museum and support other non-profits like the Southwest Oral History Association. Review the list of ongoing internships below and specify your skills. Please send us your application with a Cover Letter and C.V./Résumé or apply online at: https://forms.gle/PVnGTUUyPd5BLePaA.


Archive Internship:

We offer an Archive Internship in Orange County, CA. You will learn Omeka, a collection management system. We work with physical and digital collections. You will learn the process of creating inventory lists, building collections, and adding them to a database. We are designing community exhibits which utilize these resources. You will be a part of the research and development team. We outline some of our projects at https://70degrees.org/services/archive.
Additionally, we are adding new content to museum collections. We specialize in oral history methods and public history projects. You will help us digitize and process archival materials. 
Desired Skills and Expertise

Optional Skills and Expertise

  • Would like to help us create 2D and 3D renderings of physical artifacts (help us print objects for public educational programs); see Smithsonian 3D for samples
  • Familiar with curatorial duties and interest to develop exhibition schedule
  • Preservation and conservation treatment plans for archival materials

Please send us a Cover Letter with a C.V./Résumé to be considered for our program. This internship is for academic credit.


Education Internship:

We collaborate with local classrooms and school districts. Our goals is to create unique curriculum for classrooms and museum educators. See our current programs at https://70degrees.org/educate. We hope you are familiar with California and Orange County standards. As members of the California Council for Social Studies (CCSS), we present a conferences and develop strategic partnership with educators. The CCSS is a key partner as “reading and analyzing primary sources is a major component of the Common Core ELA Standards for Literacy in History-Social Studies.” We have access to many primary resources that we are designing for classroom use.

Desired Skills and Expertise

  • Enrollment in a current Education program
  • Completion of classroom observation

Optional Skills and Expertise

  • Sample lesson plan and implementation

Please send us a Cover Letter with a C.V./Résumé to be considered for our program. This internship is for academic credit.


Video Production Internship:

We are creating online gallery experiences. Help us curate unique experience for our online guests. We are create long-format, video narratives called oral histories. Support us on-site with filming B-roll and the interviews. Contribute to post-production editing the 4K filmed histories in Premiere. We utilize archival multimedia from local collections to create dynamic stories. See some of our legacy projects that preserve historical memory as interviews, https://70degrees.org/services/preserve. Help us timestamp the interview for the final transcript and recording log. The media will then be added to Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS)  by our archival team which indexes the final video to each thematic section for increased searchability. 

We are developing augmented museum exhibit experiences like Google Arts & Culture. We are working on AR galleries in Google Cardboard and Samsung Oculus. 
Desired Skills and Expertise

  • Completed film production courses (basic/intermediate/advanced production, broadcast media (tv, radio, podcast)
  • Can help us create oral history videos which can be similar to documentary/narrative films
  • Film production experience with a team (can work with a variety of personalities, can adapt to changes in production schedule, flexibility to meet at various filming locations such as indoors or outdoors)
  • Show working knowledge of filming equipment (camera operation, audio/microphones, lighting)
  • Adobe CC Premiere video editing experience preferred or another professional editing software (audio enhancement, color correction, introduction, titles, and end credits)

Optional Skills and Expertise

  • VR experience with Samsung Oculus and Google Cardboard

Please send us a Cover Letter with a C.V./Résumé to be considered for our program. This internship is for academic credit.


Marketing and Social Media Internship:

We are a boutique marketing agency offering web design and graphic design services. We develop strategic marketing campaigns primarily for non-profit organizations. Please see some of our past design projects, https://70degrees.org/services/design. Remote opportunities are available. We use Trello to manage the weekly assignments.

Desired Skills and Expertise

  • Can contribute to weekly Field Notes by visiting museum sites, highlight events, or find cultural
    • This series is published in MailChimp (email marketing campaign) and WordPress (website content management system)
    • Write about cultural or historic events that may interest readers in a Medium article-styled format
  • Familiar with Hootsuite/Later to schedule social media posts to all channels (Our team will review prior to posting)
    • Write original posts on history, literature, and culturally relevant events
    • Highlight partnered facilities as stories and reposts
    • Reach out to new communities and find new online avenues
  • Edit using The Chicago Manual of Style, Modern Language Association (MLA), and AP Style Book writing standards
    • Press releases for upcoming events

Optional Skills and Expertise

  • Familiar with WordPress developed websites
    • Can add text and media to pages

Please send us a Cover Letter with a C.V./Résumé to be considered for our program. This internship is for academic credit.