The Cooper Center improves Virginia state and local governments through various forms of public service. The 8 units of the center focus on different aspects of public service including providing reliable demographics data, training leaders, informing politicians, and performing unbiased survey research. The media team tells stories of public service by creating engaging video, audio, and written articles. The team is comprised of enterprising UVA students and Charlottesville locals who want to develop their craft of creating digital content while communicating meaningful and thought provoking stories about the dedicated public servants of the Weldon Cooper Center.
Looking to join our Media Team?
We're seeking out creative and tech savvy creators who want to learn how to create content. Are you familiar with or interested in any of the following?
- Shooting video on modern equipment
- Editing video in Premiere Pro
- Interviewing and journalism
- Youtube, Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter content strategy
- Writing articles and web publishing
- Photo editing
- Recording podcasts
- Organizing and planning mailchimp campaigns
- Web content
If any of the above appeal to you and you're looking to build a content portfolio, please consider an internship with the Cooper Center Media Team.
UVA Students and The Internship Placement Program
If you are a UVA student we offer an internship that earns you one academic credit per session. The internship is offered in both the summer session and during the spring/fall sessions. You can find our internship through hanshake or by contacting The Internship Placement Program (IPP) through the UVA Career Center. Contact IPP either by phone or email to get further details about enrolling in our internship.
Here's a video playlist of the Media Team's work.