Video Association of Dallas Announces Paid Intern Program Through The ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program



Video Association of Dallas is now interviewing full-time college students for a paid summer internship in our Development department. The intern’s responsibilities will include. Interested students should be pursuing a degree in Business or Non-Profit Management,

The internship is made possible through a grant to Video Association of Dallas from the ExxonMobil Foundation. Administered by VolunteerNow, the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program provides full-time college students with an eight-week paid internship to gain experience in a wide range of nonprofit community organizations, including Video Association of Dallas

Eligible students must be an undergraduate returning to college as a full-time (minimum 12 credit hours per semester) sophomore, junior or senior student in the fall of 2016. 

The dates of the internship are June 6th until July 29th, 2016.  Interested college students should contact Raquel Chapa at 505-227-4319 or [email protected].


About The Video Association of Dallas

When the Video Association of Dallas (“VAD,” the 501(c)(3) behind VideoFest) was founded in 1989, its mission was to promote an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to support and advance the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts. In that time, video was a relatively new medium that, unlike film, democratized the ability of storytellers from all communities to have their voices heard.  During the first two decades of the VideoFest, this mission was accomplished primarily through exhibition, where the Dallas Video Festival screened and promoted little-known and groundbreaking videos from a diverse range of under-served communities with voices not heard at traditional film festivals. The Dallas Video Festival was the ersatz African American, Latino, Asian, Native American, GBLT, international, documentary, performance, experimental and video art festival when such festivals did not exist in their specialized niches


Foundations and Grants:

  • Research new foundations to apply for funding
  • Conduct external research on Video Association of Dallas key program priorities to use in writing proposals
  • Help with copy editing of proposals and report
  • Help in writing minor proposals and reports


  • Research and develop events in new fundraising markets
  • Research event motels and restaurants, and help to get quotes
  • Depending on availability, provide assistant at key high profile events

Membership / Major Donors:

  • Help with organizing our GivingDay Campaign
  • Help in researching potential donors
  • Help in conducting in depth researching into new fundraising markets
  • Provide support in sending mailings and invitations
  • Help provide current donors and members with information requests
  • Help with maintaining database records
  • Each internship position will also have its share of "busy" work including envelope stuffing and administrative duties like file cleaning and data entry.


We are seeking motivated and responsible college students or young professionals looking to gain experience working with a nonprofit. Prior interning experience is not a requirement, but we do require you to have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn. A potential intern should be comfortable working independently but also working with a team and a supervisor.



The Intern will be paid $3000 for the eight week internship minus taxes which will be deducted by VAD accountant. 

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