Seeking an intern: meet Victor

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Victor Mims is a fine young chap who worked for Hootville some time back. He’s looking for an internship. We recommend him. Interested in exploiting his goodwill and hope for the future?  Read on:

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Victor is well dressed and enthusiastic.

My name is Victor Mims and I am currently completing my final year of a bachelor of Media and Communications at Deakin University.  I am interested in completing an internship during my last year. I am looking for an un-paid position to try and gain experience in Media, Communications, Journalism and Public Relations. I find working in the non-for-profit industry a rewarding experience and I believe my skills could positively impact on any organization.

I want to gain experience and new skills over a 100-120 hour work-integrated internship. I am flexible with my hours. I would hope the placement would include a combination of observation and completing tasks. I work at Meals on Wheels, which provides me with an interesting insight into the lives of disadvantaged and elderly people. I have a passion for social justice and helping people.  I consider myself outgoing, happy, hard working and a good communicator. My interests outside of work and study include AFL, fishing and travel.

Completing my Journalism Major has left me with a sound writing ability, having written a lot of editorial pieces, feature articles and hard news pieces for assignments.  I finished my Journalism major with a distinction grade point average. This interest in writing lead me to working with Brett de Hoedt on his website I was hired to write and publish the news article sections on this non-for profit, job advertising website. I used to update the website weekly with original and relevant news articles to gather search engine interest and to add credibility to the website.

I am also currently completing my Film Major at Deakin University. This has given me the ability to work with different mediums within my Media and Communication degree. I am now comfortable in front of and behind the camera. For example conducting filmed interviews and using post-production skills that are required to make a finished film product. I have always had a passion for film, which has led me create a lot of film work.  In 2010 my year 12 Media film was short listed in Geelong’s Short Film Festival.  Last year I made a short current affair news film on the possibility of a ‘lone’ terrorism act at the AFL Grand Final. I interviewed MCG staff, patrons and a board member of the Islamic Council of Victoria.

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My knowledge about creating digital media could be useful in supporting non-for profit organizations aiming to connect with a broader audience.

I would be delighted to have the opportunity to work with a professional communication team. I would be happy to provide any additional information that you require, such as examples of my work or a resume. Feel free to contact me with any questions about my application. I would be very happy to attend an interview and discuss an internship further with you.
Thank you for your consideration,

Victor Mims

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