Summer internship available for video students and writers with the Algerian Youth Leadership Program.
Reynolds students have an opportunity to work with international journalists this summer as part of the Algerian Youth Leadership Program. Students will work with Algerian high school students as part of a cultural exchange program. A portion of the program is done with Reynolds Professors Todd Felts and Nico Colombant, they’re looking for three video journalism students to help create and produce videos to teach Algerian students about leadership and service.
Felts said previous participants described the program as “life-changing.”
“The three journalism students will not only get to learn some new skills, but also build friendships with students from a different culture and religion,” he said.
The U.S. Embassy and participating universities have overseen this program for the last eight years. The focus this year is on civic education, youth leadership development, and respect for diversity and community engagement. Algerian students will be learning how to use visual storytelling to draw viewers to a cause, and the U.S. students will be editing their work.
Stacy Kinion, AYLP coordinator, said Colombant and Felts’ workshops will show students how effective leaders use visual storytelling and spread their ideas through social media.
“Todd [Felts] and Nico [Colombant] are giving them tools to be able to go back and make a video about what they want to a project to be,” she said.
Reynolds School students will help develop videos and teach leadership classes for two weeks in August, and will earn a $750 stipend for their work. The three journalism students chosen work specifically with Felts and Colombant. Students can alternatively apply for the program counselor positions by May 12.
Interested students need to send a resume and cover letter detailing video and writing experience by May 5 to Todd Felts.