The Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences (CIFS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fairness in forensic science, crime labs and the courtroom, seeks a creative and self-motivated individual for an Animated Educational Video Creator. Founded by three of the lawyers featured in Netflix’s Making a Murderer, CIFS seeks to ensure that the science presented in criminal cases is fair and accurate.
This is an excellent opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to create an educational animated video with creative guidance. As an Animated Video Creator you will work closely with the Communications and Development Specialist on materials and content for a 3-5 minute video to be published on our social media channels and YouTube. CIFS aims to educate the public through video animation on issues of forensic science in the criminal legal system in a way that is easy to comprehend. We seek a candidate with knowledge of animation and creating videos to reach a desired audience. Through this work, the Video Creator will gain experience in video creation for clients, using animation skills, and learn about criminal justice reform and advocacy.
This project is designed to be educational and practical. The Video Creator Intern will:
· Use classroom knowledge to create live animations
· Learn about our organization and apply knowledge to video
· Create content that is digestible for the general public
· Craft educational materials for the public on the organization’s mission
· Learn about issues in forensic science and apply them to a themed video
· Work on scripts and voice-overs
Desired Skills (not required): 2D drawing using Adobe Illustrator (or similar), or Animating with Adobe After Effects (or similar)
Experience creating animated videos in a classroom or professional setting.
This position is limited-term and will last the length of the video production. CIFS offers a $400 stipend for this video upon completion. CIFS can help interns obtain college credit, if available from your school. Liberal arts, digital animation, criminal justice, public affairs, business, marketing, communications, public relations, journalism or English majors are encouraged to apply, as well as anyone who wishes to branch into the fundraising/development industry.
The Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and strives for diversity among its applicants as well as within its staff and board. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds, especially racial, ethnic, gender and sexual orientation minorities, veterans, people with disabilities, and smart people with non-linear/non-traditional experience and educational backgrounds to apply for this position. Most importantly, no matter their background, the person selected for this position must embrace, advocate for, and deeply value equity, diversity, and inclusivity.