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Paid Internship Program & Free Workshops

Ages 18 – 25 Years

BAYCAT Internships provide technical training for aspiring media producers and an opportunity to work with BAYCAT STUDIO to gain hands-on experience in the digital media industry.

You LOVE watching movies, listening to music, but more than that, you find yourself immersed in digital media: analyzing frames, scenes, lighting, the pacing, or the swell of the music. Perhaps you’re someone who pays attention to details in everything that you do, and you LOVE to motivate people to make things happen. Perhaps you doodle, draw, see how words and images move where ever you go. The BAYCAT Internship Program is for those who LOVE digital media and who DREAM about working in this field.

What’s stopping you?  Your education or lack of?  Your lack of experience? Your family?  Your need to make money?  Yourself?

If you are REALLY want to be in this field, but are afraid to take that first step, BAYCAT’s Internship Program will get you from no or minimum experience to real client experiences. Your DREAM of working in this field will be a reality.  It is for our graduates.

FREE Young Adult Workshops at BAYCAT!

Before applying for our internship we strongly recommend participating in one of our workshops. If you are between the ages of 18-25, sign-up for our FREE Young Adult Digital Media Workshops in:

Media Career Planning

This is a great opportunity to get to know the Bay Area media industry and gain the tools to meet your career goals.

Pre-production

Get exposed to the world of pre-planning, concept development, scheduling and all that goes into preparing for video productions. Learn everything that a professional production studio does to turn a creative concept into content.

 

Filmmaking with DSLR Cameras

Learn basic video and filmmaking skills using the latest DSLR cameras that the pros use.  Learn the lingo used on a set and in describing your vision for your film.

Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro

Editors like to say that movies are really made in the editing room.  Learn the power of telling story by using Premiere, one of the most popular video editing tools.

Intro to Graphic Design

Curious about a career in the visual arts? This workshop will teach you the foundational graphic design principles (fonts, colors, images, backgrounds, and layouts) and how to apply them using Adobe Photoshop.

Intro to Motion Graphics

Ever wanted to know how to use video footage and/or animation technology to create the illusion of motion or rotation? Here is where you will find out and learn the basics of Motion Graphics using Adobe After Effects.

Apply here if you are interested in attending a workshop.

From Education to Employment

88%

Employed within 6 months

100%

Gained experience with real clients

100%

Graduated with a resume, reel, website and LinkedIn connections

Employed by Great Organizations

“It’s been a great partnership between BAYCAT and the Giants. With wonderful, dedicated and hard-working interns to be involved with SFG productions, it only makes our department stronger.”

Blake Wilberding
Blake WilberdingVideo Editor/ Producer, SF Giants Productions
 

The Journey of Our Graduates

2014 Interns

Liz

Brennan

Iman Rodney

“I really can’t express how it feels to know that BAYCAT was there for me and you are the reason I have the job at the Giants! Thank you so much for getting me this opportunity!  You have been a huge part of my life and continue to be a huge part of my future.  I plan on being one of your many success stories.”

Iman RodneyBAYCAT Academy and Pathways Internship Graduate
Joseph Roland

“Thank you so much for always thinking of ways to connect me to new opportunities. I wouldn’t have gotten here without BAYCAT and I am so thankful for everything this program has opened up to me.”

Joseph RolandBAYCAT Pathways Intern Graduate

See What Our Interns Created!

Meet Our Fantastic 2016 Interns

Chalese Davis

Chalese Davis

Daisy Maldonado

Daisy Maldonado

Destiny Evans

Destiny Evans

Efosa Odiase

Efosa Odiase

Hugo Castillo

Hugo Castillo

Jessica Gregorio

Jessica Gregorio

Marian McColm

Marian McColm

Melvin Wong

Melvin Wong

Paul Barron

Paul Barron

Meet Our Mentors

Brandon Grande

Brandon Grande

Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer, First Person and Board Member, New Media Council of the Producers Guild of America

From creative storytelling through motion graphics, 2D to 3D animation to sharing the latest technology and creative innovations of his creative agency, First Person, Brandon has been a guest speaker, panelist of Media Q&Connect, and mentor to our interns. He also hosted our interns for a first-hand look at his agency this year.

Carol Isozaki

Carol Isozaki

Founder, Strategic Brand Intelligence

Two years in a row, Carol has shared her wealth of experience that she usually shares with top corporate executives, lawyers to global thought leaders in science about "bringing your most AMAZING everyday". From leading workshops to individual coaching sessions, Carol has been a hands-on mentor to our current interns and graduates.

Elizabeth Nicolosi

Elizabeth Nicolosi

Executive Leadership Coach & Coaching Center of Excellence Leader, Symantec

Elizabeth was integral to BAYCAT’s development of our new souped up TechSF Pathways Program, and continued her role directly with our interns the last two years as a mentor and coach specializing in conducting professional development and coaching sessions.

Erin Cameron

Erin Cameron

Director/Creative Director, AT&T

Erin Cameron works full-time as a director/creative director for AT&T. She learned production while working on feature films, documentaries and national commercials. Erin enjoys the fast-paced, creative problem solving that comes along with production as well as the opportunity it provides to collaborate with other creatives. She volunteers her time at BAYCAT to pay forward the mentoring she received.

Goldie Chan

Goldie Chan

Digital Storyteller and Social Media Strategist, Diversity Chair of the Board of the Producers Guild of America

Goldie has been a first class wrangler and connector of media professional, producers, and designers, a workshop leader, developer of a speakers’ panel and mentor for our young adult interns.

Josh Izenberg

Josh Izenberg

Freelance Filmmaker and Director of SLOMO

Sharing his wisdom, successes and challenges as a freelance filmmaker, Josh has been a guest speaker and mentor to our young adult interns.

Marianne Wilman

Marianne Wilman

Content Strategy, Coach, Consultant

In addition to being an active BAYCAT Board Member, Marianne has mentored each of our interns from the last two years with one-on-one coaching sessions on how to present themselves when interviewing, to teaching them how to stay focused on their career goals.

Junho Kim

Junho Kim

Video Producer at WIRED

Junho Kim is an associate video producer at WIRED. Before WIRED, he served as a media producer for the Center of Documentary Studies at Duke. Kim has worked with acclaimed artists such as Shen Wei, Mark Izu, Brenda Wong Aoki, and Emiko Omori. His work is featured in several live action shorts, documentaries, and advertisements. Kim received his Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.

Meet Our Guest Speakers

Adriano Bravo
Adriano BravoSound Operator
BAYCAT Guest Speaker
Sound Bravo
Barry Jenkins
Barry JenkinsDirector/Partner, Strike Anywhere Films
BAYCAT Guest Speaker
Strike Anywhere Films
David Brick
David BrickFounder, Brick Film
BAYCAT Guest Speaker
Brick Film
Kellie Barrow
Kellie BarrowCoach, Public Speaking Revolution
BAYCAT Guest Speaker
Workshop on Public Speaking
Public Speaking Revolution
Nicole Opper
Nicole OpperDirector/Producer, Nicole Opper Productions
BAYCAT Guest Speaker
Nicole Opper on LinkedIn
Noah Stout
Noah StoutFounder, Stout Film
BAYCAT Guest Speaker
Stout Film
Winnie Wong
Winnie WongFreelance Producer@WinnieWongSF
Erin Cameron
Erin CameronDirector/Creative Director - AT&TLinkedIn
Michael Flowers
Michael Flowers Set Decorator at IATSE Local 480notimeforgravity
Lauren Machado
Lauren MachadoProduction & Marketing Manager, San Francisco Film Commissionlaurenmachado
Sowjanya Kudva
Sowjanya KudvaProducer, Director, Editorsowjfilms
Josh Porter
Josh PorterDirector, Producer & Writer of Motion PicturesLinkedIn
Matthew Donaldson
Matthew DonaldsonActor | Producer | WriterVimeo
JJ Casas
JJ CasasCreative Director of 8:45aLinkedIn

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