Title: RadicalMedia Internship
Project: Social Media Reel, PBS American Portrait
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro
Description: During summer 2020, I had the opportunity to intern for RadicalMedia. The project I was working on during my internship is PBS American Portrait, a nationwide storytelling project that anyone can participate in by uploading a submission to the storytelling platform. Stories are all reviewed and considered for the broadcast documentary, featured collections, or social media reels. The end product is a documentary series made up of user-generated content. As an intern, my primary role was to find individuals with stories to share all across the U.S. and guide them through the entire submission process. To ensure the project represented diverse people and stories, we were often assigned to specific states and general story topics.
During the final month of the internship, I worked on a social media reel where I got to choose my own topic. I decided to focus on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) because I feel it is a very misunderstood mental disorder. Unlike some other topics, the individuals I spoke to were eager to share their experiences with OCD. The people who shared their stories were excited to talk about OCD on the PBS American Portrait platform, as it was an opportunity to spread awareness about what it is like to live with OCD. Once the stories were submitted, I edited them together to create one cohesive story, highlighting the misconceptions about OCD and the struggles that people face who experience OCD.
This project is password-protected, as it was a student intern project and is not affiliated with PBS. Password: snyder2020