Celebrate National Intern Day

UC hosts 2021 National Intern Day Video and Photo Competition

2021 UC National Intern Day Prizes for Photo and Video Competition

Student winners will receive a North Face Vault Backpack and UC Swag Prize Pack valued at approximately $75.

National Intern Day is July 29, and the University of Cincinnati is hosting a video and photo competition to celebrate the unique internships and amazing employers that help prepare our students for life after graduation. 

To celebrate, we need your help! Share a photo or short video (one minute or less) of yourself at your work site telling us why you intern or what you love about your employer. Video and photo submissions posted to Instagram, are due by Thursday, July 29, and winners will be announced the week of Aug. 1. 

Competition guidelines

Timing

UC’s National Intern Day Video and Photo Competition runs July 1-July 29. Winners will be announced the week of Aug. 1.

Winners

Students

There will be one student winner randomly selected from both the photo and video submissions. Each winner will receive a North Face Vault Backpack and UC Swag Prize Pack valued at approximately $75.

Employers

Employers of the photo and video winners will be recognized at the upcoming Fall Professional and Technical Career Fair (if attending) with special signage and will be featured in the UC National Intern Day video and photo compilations. 

Eligibility

UC students participating in credit and/or non-credit internships or co-ops are eligible to submit a video or photo. Employers can also submit photos or videos on behalf of students (the student will receive the North Face Vault Backpack and UC Swag Prize Pack if employer entry selected as winner).

Social media platforms

Photos and videos can be posted to Instagram or LinkedIn. Just be sure to tag @UofCincy and use #NationalInternDay to be included in the competition.

Photo format

Share a photo of yourself at work and include text that mentions your name, the University of Cincinnati, your employer, why you choose to participate in an internship or what you love about your employer. Tag @UofCincy and use #NationalInternDay to be included in the competition. 

Photo tip: Avoid backlight and shoot near a window so natural light is hitting your face, and keep the background simple.

Video format

Answer the question "Why do you intern?" or “What makes your employer great?” with a one-minute (or less) video that mentions your name, the University of Cincinnati, your employer, why you choose to participate in an internship or what you love about your employer. Tag @UofCincy and use #NationalInternDay to be included in the competition.

Accessibility: Video submissions should be closed captioned to ensure accessibility for all viewers.

Video tips

Presentation

Be creative: the more creative, the better! Having your supervisor or co-workers make an appearance in the video is a plus.

Delivery

Make sure to speak clearly and keep your remarks simple and straightforward. Check your speaking volume and make sure you’re not too far from the camera.

Filming

The video can be shot using a cellphone. Just make sure sound and video quality is good. Check your surroundings, make sure anything that is in the frame of your video is appropriate. Avoid background noise like electronics buzzing or machines running that may distract from the video.

This competition is sponsored by the University of Cincinnati's Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education. Visit UC ELCE for more information about our work and follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn.