GVN Summer 24 Media Chaperone Application Website

GVN Media Chaperones (4 to 5)

  • Media Chaperones – paid position
  • GVN Participants – receive $500 stipend plus professional training and personal development
  • GVN Internship – a paid internship


Women’s Voices Now; (WVN) Women’s Voices Now uses film to drive positive social change that advances girls’ and women’s rights globally.



Girls’ Voices Now empowers youth from under-resourced communities to find, develop, and use their voice for positive social change through filmmaking. This program takes place over 5-weeks in person at Mt. St. Mary’s University, Doheny Campus, in Los Angeles, CA from June 24 – July 26th. 




The role of the Media Chaperone is to mentor, support, and help coordinate a production team of 3-4 youth filmmakers, as they develop, shoot, and produce a short social-change documentary. Media Chaperones will:

Support youth filmmaking team in making a short documentary

  • Support youth through each phase of the production & post-production process including editing, assisting youth in coordinating shoot schedules, developing interview questions, reviewing footage and more. This includes supporting the three shoot days in the field, taking place July 12, 13 & 14. 
  • Keep youth on track with timeline, budget, and project deliverables.
  • Share relevant personal and professional experiences and insights with participants.

Provide individualized & group mentorship and support

  • Ensure that each participant feels heard, comfortable, and included in the process.
  • Act as mentor and confidante to participants, addressing concerns or issues as they arise.

Help create a positive, collaborative, inclusive, and professional environment

  • Facilitate collaborative decision-making processes for the production team.
  • Help to address conflicts; escalate issues to Programs Director and Media Instructor as needed.
  • Serve as a role model for participants, demonstrating professionalism & timeliness


  • Experience in filmmaking & production required – background in documentary filmmaking is a big plus. Ideally you feel comfortable on set with equipment and in the edit. 
  • Experience working with youth, teaching filmmaking, or in education a plus.
  • Must be able to improvise and maintain a positive and approachable attitude.
  • Must be able and willing to adhere to policies outlined by Women’s Voices Now, maintaining professional boundaries with all youth.
  • Experience as an EDITOR, you will be EDITING these films in conjunction with the girls during the last 2 weeks of the program. 


    • The time commitment will be 40 – 45 hours, including: 
      • Initial kick-off meeting (approx. 1 hour, scheduled week of June 17-21)
      • Trauma-Informed Care workshop (approx. 2 hours, scheduled week of June 17-21)
  • Around 40 hours during the program (June 24-July 26), including assisting youth filmmaking teams during shoot days, which take place over weekend of July 12-14. Then you will be leading the edit of the film with the girls, delivering the finished film by July 26th. 
  • All Media Chaperones will be subject to a background check.
  • The program will be held in-person at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Doheny Campus, Los Angeles, CA.
  • All media chaperones are encouraged to attend the premiere screening event of the documentaries, to be scheduled in fall 2024


Media Chaperones will receive a stipend of $2,000 for their fulfillment of the above role.


Please fill out this application and reach out to Director of Programs & Partnerships, Chelsea Byers at [email protected] for more information.

July 15: "Screams Before Silence" Screening & Reception.