For over 30 years, Skylight has been committed to producing artistic, challenging and socially relevant media to strengthen human rights and the quest for justice. Through the use of media, technology and digital tools, we seek to engage, educate and increase understanding of human rights and social justice amongst the public at large, educators, and policy makers. Skylight is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
Whether it’s a film, digital platform, mobile tool, print article, educational workshop or a documentary screening kit, it’s the story which is paramount to Skylight.
At Skylight we don’t simply tell stories about human rights – we engage people in activism to promote international human rights. (Watch our Skylight 30 Years video to see more)
We create media with people; collaborating with community leaders, grassroots organizations, and NGO’s to create media that tells their stories, and strengthens their efforts.
We show with pathways forward by not only documenting the plight, but also the fight. We show the process of incrementally creating change. We make our films widely available to NGO’s and international educators through Academic Screening Packages and Screening Kits.
We increase impact and engagement by creating platforms and new media technologies that makes it easy for people to engage with social issues. Our new media projects had included IJCentral, The Toolbox, and Every Memory Matters.
As a human rights media organization, Skylight’s work has focused on amplifying the voice of constituencies battling for social justice and their rights since our founding in 1981. The content we produce – from documentary films to a range of digital media projects – creates a media ecosystem that strengthens a culture of rights and engaged citizenship. We combine the storytelling arts with human rights media strategies, in the service of social movements, a process that has made us a part of battles for the narrative in movements around the world. In doing this we work with partners, complementing and strengthening their efforts in education and advocacy. From the Peruvian Truth Commission’s conclusions that democracy needn’t be sacrificed in the name of security, to the ICC’s efforts to exercise a justice mandate in the face of global power politics, the stories we tell raise awareness and engage people through a human rights perspective.
The internship program at Skylight promotes experiential learning for current undergraduates, recent graduates, and master’s students in media outreach, post-production, and fundraising/development for a small non-profit. The program encourages active, self-directed, and flexible learning, with an emphasis on providing interns with a range of tasks and responsibilities based on their interest areas. The program emphasizes process over product and above all a positive collaborative learning experience.
If you’d like to be considered for a position not listed please send your resumé to Autumn at autumn[at]skylight.is.
Skylight provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Skylight complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.