Portland, OR - Learning & Development Video Editing & Content Creation Intern

Talent and Strategy Portland, Oregon



LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:  May 2019 - Aug 2019 (Flexible as long as 3 months minimum)

Availability: M-F 9am-5pm (Flexible)

INTERN SUPERVISOR: Learning Technology Manager


Mercy Corps responsibilities

For the duration of this internship assignment the intern will receive:


  • Training and supervisory support
  • Workstation with computer, internet, and phone access
  • Access to Mercy Corps online tools
  • All other tools, materials and communication requirements necessary for project



Intern responsibilities

Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with:


  • Travel to and from Mercy Corps HQ
  • Laptop for working remotely
  • Accommodation, travel and living expenses
  • All other costs associated with this internship



Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.


Mercy Corps Learning & Development team is creating a series of instructional videos for use in e-learning courses. The e-learning trainings will be put together using the Articulate 360 Storyline software and include a variety of different elements depending upon the topic. Elements will include self-shot videos, voice-over, slides, quizzes and open ended self-learning exercises.

The Video Editing & Content Creation Intern will assist and possible lead the filming and editing of the video. Additionally the intern will be responsible for searching for and compiling various images and videos (as directed) to be used in the content, as well as compiling and categorizing existing content as needed. The intern will also be directed to connect with Mercy Corps subject matter experts to receive, edit and include videos and content which will also be included in the elearning course(s). Creation of closed captioning files for each video may also be assigned. Finally, the intern will assist with acquiring feedback from the various stakeholders and assisting with incorporating that feedback into the final elearning product(s).



  • Gain an understanding of design processes and work flow in an agency setting
  • Learn the process of eLearning video creation and how to find and incorporate various media elements into elearning
  • Coordinate with global Mercy Corps stakeholders to create elearn courses and instructional videos.
  • Provide a working knowledge of the L&D function in development & humanitarian non-profit.
  • Gain experience in a multi-cultural work environment, coordinating and communicating with a global team across time zones and geographies, many of whom operate in complex, challenging environments



  • Fully edited videos (shot at Mercy Corps HQ) to be used in the final webinars
  • Feedback from various stakeholders to be incorporated into final products
  • Closed captioning files for created videos
  • Integration of videos into eLearning course (optional)





  • A college or graduate degree (or one in progress) in Communications, Media, Design (or related field)
  • Command of Adobe Creative Suite and/or related photo and video editing platforms. Techsmith Camtasia may also be used for some video editing and captioning purposes.
  • Demonstrable skills – has a portfolio showcasing process, production and presentation
  • Preferably have experience in e-learning platforms (though not required)
  • Creative problem solver – able to design, develop and deliver
  • Compelling storytelling skills – able to deliver insights in a way that generates engagement
  • Attention to detail – able to manage and track requests and changes to projects
  • Interest in working in a multicultural environment, and with stakeholders in multiple geographies
  • Strong attention to maintaining quality and consistency in deliverables
  • Fluency in Arabic, Spanish, or French (not required)


Mercy Corps interns and team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.


Diversity is powerful. To achieve transformational change, we seek out team members with different origins, beliefs, backgrounds and ways of thinking. Diversity helps us unlock complexity.