Internship Position Description
Video/Film Development Intern (unpaid internship)
Name and Location of Agency/Department Requesting Intern:
Health Care Agency
Environmental Health HazMat Surveillance Section
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Internship may require some travel throughout Orange County.
Functions of Agency/Department:
Orange County Environmental Health’s HazMat Surveillance Section is a Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) that administers the Used Oil Recycling Program (UORP). The CUPA includes six hazardous material and hazardous waste regulatory programs, including Hazardous Waste, Hazardous Materials Disclosure, Hazardous Materials Business Emergency Plan, Underground Storage Tank, Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank, and California Accidental Release Prevention Plan. The CUPA inspects regulated businesses annually to insure California laws and regulations are adhered to. The UORP administers a grant for 22 Orange County cities and provides educational outreach to the public that focuses on used oil management.
The Hazardous Materials Program (HMP) internship offers film students and recent graduates an opportunity to create training videos that will be posted to the Web and presented during public workshops. Interns will also develop educational outreach videos for use with social media and local cable networks.
This position is best suited for students or recent graduates with Mac and Final Cut video editing software experience. Interns must be at least 18 years of age with some college coursework completed.
Skills, Training or Qualifications:
Applicants must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, computer knowledge and trouble shooting experience. The ideal candidate is outgoing, able to work in a team environment as well as independently.
Minimum 10 - 12 hours per week for 3 - 4 months. Hours are primarily scheduled during regular business hours (Monday through Thursday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.). Schedules are flexible and can be arranged to accommodate school/work commitments. Applicants able to schedule the maximum hours/duration listed for the internship generally gain a more in-depth experience.
Benefits Available to Intern:
Although the internship is an unpaid position that does not lead to permanent employment, students and recent graduates are offered an excellent opportunity to:
- Build resumes and explore career options
- Apply academic skills and knowledge to the workplace
- Fulfill college/university internship requirements
- Network in their field of interest with professionals who are dedicated to making a positive difference in Orange County
- Intern with one of the premier employers in the region
In addition, interns will gain a better understanding of six important environmental regulatory programs and enhance their skills in education outreach methods.
Occasionally, interns will provide their own transportation when accompanying regulatory inspectors in field activities or to shoot footage on scene. Mileage reimbursement is available for authorized travel. Interns who operate a vehicle as part of their duties must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance coverage for personal injuries and property damage.
The background screening for this internship does not require live scan fingerprinting.