Fall 2018 Internships

Jul 3, 2018 | Front Page, Opportunities

Call for Interns for Fall 2018

ACM is proud to continue our tradition of offering internships for credit through ACM 495 in collaboration with companies heavily involved in the local film industry for the Fall 2018 semester. Please see below for more information about each of the internships and how to apply.


The Academy for Creative Media will be selecting student intern candidates for the ACM – HAWAII MEDIA INC Internship Program for Fall 2018.   

Hawaii Media Inc. is offering internship opportunities for students to learn the equipment and operations of a rental house for the film and TV industry. Interns would learn “hands-on” to operate, test, and maintain a wide variety of production equipment including grip, lighting, and camera gear.  Students could also learn basic electronics in the repair of lighting instruments and power supplies.  Interns would be expected to physically participate in the loading and unloading of trucks, as well as the warehousing of equipment.

Applicants should be ACM UHM majors who have completed ACM 310, and ideally, ACM 312 (or have been a DP on an advanced cinematic production).

Applicants should email a cover letter of interest (focus on cinematography) and a CV to Dean Des Jarlais at dean@hawaiimedia.com and cc Anne Misawa amisawa@hawaii.edu.

If accepted, registration in an ACM 495 for 3 credits as an ACM internship class is required for eligible ACM majors by contacting Anne Misawa at amisawa@hawaii.edu.  


The HIKI NŌ Intern will work in PBS Hawaii’s Learning Initiatives Department under Executive Producer Robert Pennybacker.

The intern will assist in all aspects of HIKI NŌ: The Nation’s First Statewide Student News Network.

This will include assisting in training, pre-production, production coordination, production, post-production, promotion, communications, social media marketing, and on the HIKI NŌ website.

HIKI NŌ is a statewide program that trains and mentors middle and high school students on the production of news stories that air in a weekly, half-hour show on PBS Hawaii.

All stories must meet rigorous PBS standards before they are approved for air. There are currently 86 public, charter, and public schools participating in HIKI NŌ.

The internship will require a minimum of 10 hours of work per week; 150 total.

Applicants need to be:

  • An ACM UHM major that has completed ACM 310
  • Able to register for a 3 credit ACM 495 course
  • Responsible, prompt, motivated

For inquiries contact Robert Pennybacker at rpennybacker@pbshawaii.org and cc Anne Misawa at amisawa@hawaii.edu


The ACM is proud to announce the continuation of our exclusive internship with Talk Story Productions for the Fall 2018 semester. Academic credit is available (ACM 495)  for those able to commit to 150 working hours over the course of the Fall 2018 semester.

TalkStory Productions (“TSP”) is the premier Hawaii based independent film and television production company.TSP finances, develops, and produces films in various genres that can be shot in Hawaii and around the world. TSP focuses on original, quality entertainment that has well-defined domestic and international markets. TSP’s most recent feature film, The Tempest, directed by acclaimed director Julie Taymor (Across the Universe, Frida, Titus) is representative of the high profile, A-list films that this company strives to produce.

The ACM will choose up to four individuals to intern in the production office of TSP. Prospective interns are asked to have experience in writing, acting, producing and screenplay development. Interns will work in a production office environment in downtown Honolulu. Ideal candidates should have a strong desire to become a producer and/or an aspiration to develop feature length films or a television series. Individuals will take their screenwriting skills to the next level, as well as learn about film producing/financing in real world situations. Candidates are asked to provide a writing sample as well as a short film. Any potential on-set work is TBD and may or may not occur; Japanese language fluency is a plus for an upcoming production.

Email John Ching john@talk-story.com and cc Anne Misawa amisawa@hawaii.edu to schedule an interview.  Prerequisites for ACM 495: ACM 310 or 315 or 320 and Consent


‘Ōlelo Community Media provides access to media training, production facilities, and air time on our cable and online outlets to deliver non-commercial programming – without the costs and constraints of traditional television. Guided by our core values of teamwork, integrity, and aloha, we facilitate meaningful dialogue and increased participation in civic life. Our neighborhood-based Community Media Centers (CMCs) provide convenient access to our services. Whether you live on the Wai’anae Coast, North Shore, Windward side or East Honolulu, there is a CMC near you.

‘Ōlelo also provides innovative technology, including state-of-the-art video equipment, studios, facilities, and media production training. We broadcast community programming not only through O’ahu’s cable service operators, but also 24/7 on the Internet worldwide. It is through the sharing of our local stories that we connect ourselves with those around the island and around the world. When our voice thrives, so does our community.

Internships That Impact Your Community

‘Ōlelo Internships provide students with valuable work experience and real-world knowledge across several different areas of media production as well as exposure to administrative operations of a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower community voice.

Our goal for each student at the conclusion of their internship is to leave with:

  1. A working knowledge of how community media centers operate; and
  2. A portfolio that documents their hands-on experience

The Community Media Production Intern will learn and work with high-end professional video equipment such as; field cameras (Canon C-100 MII, JVC, HM890U & HM650U), nonlinear edition systems (Final Cut Pro X), a variety of multi-camera production configurations, and much more. You will explore various positions on a production team, and have opportunities to provide community producers and non-profit organizations with excellent service and mentorship. These interactions will take place either on a production site or within our Community Media Centers, which all house fully functional HD production studies.

Your Intern Involvement may also include:

  • Instructional Time (i.e. basic production, mini studio (TriCaster), program submission and distribution.
  • Support for Production Staff (i.e. archiving, camera operation, editing).
    • Conducting interviews and writing newsletter articles.
    • Mentoring YXCE3 After-School program student participants.
    • Producing Public Service Announcements for agencies and organizations.
    • Attending large scale events.
  • Assist with ‘Ōlelo produced programs

‘Ōlelo internships are made available to high school and college students who demonstrate a passion and commitment to lifelong learning. Positions are for a three- or four-month period, corresponding to a school-year semester schedule, and all internships offer part-time, flexible hours. ‘Ōlelo internships are unpaid, however, students may be awarded academic credit for their work.

Upon completion of the internship, the intern supervisor will submit an evaluation sheet documenting the hours, productions and accomplishments.

For more information contact Dawn Mezurashi, Human Resources Assistant by phone (808) 237-2113 or email hr@olelo.org (include “Internship” and your name in the subject line).