KID CITY is looking for Teen Video Interns!

Hello KID CITY Friends! 

It's that time of year again! KID CITY is looking for Teen Video Interns for this summers Videography Internship! 

Teen video interns will collaborate as a team and work with award winning, KID CITY teaching artists Jessica Huang and Ricardo Vazquez to create mini-documentary videos about two Maplewood Parks & Recreation summer events. Teens will learn about shooting and editing video while gaining work experience in this paid internship. 

Teen Videographers will be have the opportunity to learn video editing on Final Cut Pro, how to compose a shot and create a narrative, as well as journalistic integrity as they film and conduct interviews at the Summer WOW Events. 

I, myself, still remember what it felt like in high school, as the pressure of preparing for the next stage of my life was drawing near. Whether your path is college, work or exploring the world, opportunities like this only come around once in a blue moon! As the world continues to move into the digital age, having skills in videography and video editing will be extremely valuable. But more than that, this is the perfect opportunity to meet new people, gain leadership and learn how art can impact your community.

See an interview from our Year 1 Teen Video Interns Arun Madurai and Akhil Madurai, as they interview the City of Maplewood Mayor Nora Slawik! 

So don't miss out on this amazing internship! And apply today!

Till next time!



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Click here for the job description and a PDF of the application! 


KID CITY Teen Video Internship Job Description

KID CITY is a collaboration between Maplewood Parks and Recreation and the award-winning artists Z Puppets Rosenschnoz. KID CITY goals are to:

1. Engage Maplewood residents in city revitalization through the creativity of kids.

2. Spark connections across the diverse populations of Maplewood.

3. Empower youth to become future leaders shaping their community.

Teen Video Interns must be 14 years old or older AND available for all training, shooting and editing dates. Interns will be paid $9.50/hr. for up to a total of 40 hours and report to KID CITY teaching artists. Payment will be received in full at the end of the internship period.


● Work together with the team to create mini-documentaries about Maplewood Parks and Recreation events

● Attend all training, pre-production, shooting and editing sessions with KID CITY teaching artists

● Give and receive constructive, respectful feedback

● Follow all rules set by KID CITY artists and CTV North Suburbs for use of equipment.

● Check email a minimum of 2x per week to receive communications from staff, and respond to phone calls/texts within 48 hours of receipt.


● No previous experience with video is required

● Interest in taking photos or videos

● Ability to arrange independent transportation to and from multiple locations including: Maplewood City Hall, Wakefield Park, and CTV North Suburbs in Roseville.

● Ability to commit to all scheduled dates, totaling 40 hours.


( hours total) [CTV North Suburbs] Monday, July 24 [1-5 pm] & Tuesday, 25 [1-5 pm]


2 events, 5 hours each (10 hours total) Wakefield Park. Wednesday, July 26, 3:00-8:00 PM & Wednesday, August 23, 3:00-8:00 PM


(20 hours total) [CTV North Suburbs]. Thursday, July 27 [1-6 pm], Friday, July 28, [1-6 pm], Thursday, August 24th, [1-6 pm] & Friday, August 25, [12-7 pm]

Desired Qualities

● Self-motivated

● Good communicator

● Able to work well with others as part of a team

● Interested in video and journalism

● Interested in community development through the arts