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1. Video Content Creator - Virtual Internship with Councilmember Greg Tanaka

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ORGANIZATION: Office of Councilmember Greg Tanaka

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Our internship program offers students a unique opportunity to experience the work of a City Council office firsthand. The program exposes students to the content creation side of legislative office operations and daily activities of a Councilmember's work. These experiences include producing engaging video content for social media platforms such as YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram, identifying trends and strategizing new ways to increase social media growth, actively building our social media community, and highlighting significant local and global issues/events.

Our office is at the forefront of Bay Area and national affairs, and we are dedicated to acting as a voice for the people by creating video content that best highlights these subjects. Thus, it is necessary to create engaging and informative videos for the public. We welcome you to join our office as a video editor and content creator. An internship at the Office of Councilmember Greg Tanaka is an exciting opportunity that is both challenging and rewarding.

Internships are available to all part-time or full-time students. Interns will gain valuable education and work experience through working with our office. All internship work is voluntary and students will not receive any monetary compensation. Depending on their programs, students may also receive different types of school credit for participating.

Qualified candidates will be invited for interviews. Thank you for your interest in this unique opportunity to serve the community. Please complete the application form and submit it to our office along with a resume (cover letter and writing sample are appreciated but not required).

I encourage you to apply.

Greg Lin Tanaka

Councilmember, City of Palo Alto


We are looking for bright, creative, energetic individuals interested in learning the dynamics of using video editing to shed light on important issues. This is an active role in the political office of an elected Councilmember vs. a more typical client who only commissions a single video.


Alongside keeping the local community connected with the legislative work taking place at City Hall, among the chief roles of a Councilmember’s office is also building an online platform to spread awareness of local issues and news. As an intern, you will be prepared to assist with editing, script and storyboard writing, and selecting topics to feature in our videos. The goal is to establish a workable and mutually beneficial relationship between the legislator and the intern. Work can be performed remotely.

Desired qualifications

The ideal candidate must be enrolled in an educational program upon the start of your internship and have an interest in video editing, film production, content creation, graphic design, or a similar area of study or career path. Candidates must also be able to dedicate a minimum of nine months part-time (~10 hrs/wk) or 3 months full-time (~40 hrs/wk) towards this program. Interns must maintain a GPA of 3.6 or higher throughout the course of the internship.

Preferred skills:

  • Excellent video creation and editing skills
  • High-level creative thinking to create engaging content
  • Strong storytelling ability
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to work well with others and strong communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Proficient in at least one professional video editing software
  • Familiar with film production and a strong understanding of social media
  • Interest in raising awareness of local issues
  • Being skilled at 3D modeling/animation is a great plus but not required

Essential duties include:

  • Create video content highlighting important local issues
  • Research and plan relevant topics for upcoming videos
  • Storyboard and write engaging scripts for videos
  • Assemble office hours footage to create a captivating and easy-to-understand video
  • Record additional footage if necessary to edit in post-production


  • Hands-on experience with our video content creator team
  • Exposure to local (and worldwide) civil issues
  • Great mentorship and an opportunity to develop your skills
  • Expand your portfolio with every project you work on

Although unpaid, interns receive important benefits like working directly with elected officials, community leaders and local residents on issues and events related to the community. Interns may also qualify for internship credit from their university or school, as well as earn a letter of recommendation from the Councilmember. Depending on college, sponsorships are possible:

Link to Apply:


If you haven't received anything from us after applying, be sure to check your spam folder for email updates on your application.

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About Office of Councilmember Greg Tanaka


2067 Oberlin Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306, US

Mission Statement

Bring 21st century solutions to 21st century problems.


Palo Alto Councilmember Greg Tanaka embodies the enterprising and creative spirit of Silicon Valley. He is a visionary, an entrepreneur, a problem solver, and a father. Councilmember Tanaka is running for California’s 18th congressional district elections to be held in 2022. He stands for the Asian community and intends to bring 21st century solutions to 21st century problems.


Justice & Legal
Media & Broadcasting
Community, Justice & Legal, Media & Broadcasting


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Animation Software
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Production
  • Social Media / Blogging




  • Orientation or Training
  • Able to dedicate either 9 months part-time (10 hrs/wk) or 3 months full-time (40 hrs/wk)
  • Interns should aim to maintain a GPA of 3.6 (UW) or higher throughout the course of the internship.

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