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INTERNSHIPS

We’re looking for candidates to join us! If you have a background in communications, a deep interest in media representation and film, and are looking to be involved with an organization that fosters diversity and inclusion, take a look at the job descriptions and send us your application! 

SCREENER/PROGRAMMER INTERN

 

Responsibilities:

 

As a Programmer intern, you will gain invaluable experience in programming for a film festival. Interns will assist with reviewing and screening submissions from eight categories (Feature Narrative, Short Narrative, Feature Documentary, Short Documentary, Screenplays, Animation, ADs, and Music Video ) with all aspects of the programming process. College credit is offered upon successful completion of the internship and a 2024 festival pass (virtual and in-person pass).

  • Include screening submissions and providing film evaluation via FilmFreeway.

  • Collaborate with the programming team to review and evaluate film submissions.

  • Watch and analyze assigned films based on predetermined criteria and guidelines.

  • Provide constructive feedback and ratings for each film.

  • Participate in team discussions and contribute selection process Strong knowledge of and interest in film and media. Good writing and communication skills.

Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge and passion for cinema across various genres and styles.

  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to maintain objectivity in the evaluation process.

  • Good communication skills to effectively convey your opinions and feedback.

  • Availability to commit to the internship for 3 months.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Flexible schedule and ability to work remotely.

SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

 

Responsibilities:

The Social Media Intern will assist with Identifying can't-miss social media engagement opportunities for Imagine This, including local/national community awareness days, film and media-related news, etc.

 

  • Create content related to women filmmakers and storytellers for all social media platforms.

  • Organically increase engagement. Schedule and publish social media content that is designed to engage users and create an interactive relationship

  • Develop an overall social media strategy to help drive engagement and increase followers

  • Engage with Imagine This community via social networking sites.

  • Assist in the day-to-day management of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, including content creation, copywriting, social planning, and community management

Qualifications:

  • Passionate about learning; enthusiastic about film culture, film festivals, lifestyle, entertainment, and women in film

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience using Facebook and Twitter for personal and professional purposes

  • Ability to Multitask and a Self-Starter with a Go-Getter Attitude

  • Must be able to use social media platforms

  • Receptive to input from others

  • Highly motivated team player

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • College credit will be provided to all candidates

  • Available to commit 10-15 hrs.

 

FILM BLOGGER/CONTENT WRITER INTERN

 

Responsibilities:

 

The Film Blogger/Content Writer Intern will have the opportunity to write and produce various types of shareable and SEO-driven content. Film blogger intern is responsible for covering the industry and the independent film community.

  • Write blog posts relevant to our community within the film industry

  • Create blog posts about independent film announcements, film reviews, and film news updates.

  • Conduct interviews with independent actors, filmmakers, and film studios

  • Submit two-three articles per week: 

Qualifications:

  • Passionate about learning; enthusiastic about film culture, film festivals, lifestyle, entertainment, and women in film

  • Reliable and proactive

  • Be passionate and knowledgeable about media and entertainment outlets

  • The ability to write 2-3 blog posts per week. 

  • A strong writer and researcher

  • Must have strong writing, proofreading, content, and editing skills

  • Ability to Multitask and a Self-Starter with a Go-Getter Attitude

  • Currently in pursuit of a college degree in Communications, Journalism

  • College credit will be provided to all candidates

  • Available to commit 10-15 hrs. per week 

What You'll Learn:

 

ITWIFF offers our interns the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in an art and film festival organization; develop skills in programming,  social media, content creation, marketing and PR, email marketing, and project management; and gain exposure to the independent film industry. Though unpaid, this is an excellent opportunity to participate in the process of an international film festival and the opportunity to network with industry leaders. University credit hours are available to qualified candidates.

Terms:​

  • This is an unpaid position with an all-volunteer organization

  • Work from home will be required, so a personal laptop or access to a desktop will be expected

  • Must be available 10+ hours a week 

  • This is a non-paid part-time internship position 

  • Credit may be earned if needed

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to volunteer.imaginethis@gmail.com with Imagine This Intern in the subject line. Address qualifications and specific interest in Imagine This. No phone calls, please.

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