INDEPENDENT FILM INTERNSHIP
(Bronx, New York & San Francisco, California)
Successful, award-winning independent documentary film director and producer looking for two great candidates for part-time summer and fall internships, approximately 20 hours a week. One in the Bronx, NY and the other in San Francisco, CA.
We are happy to help you apply for internship scholarships or take the steps necessary for school credit. We expect a minimum 150 hour commitment.
This is a wide-ranging indie film internship which will allow a student the opportunity to experience the full scope of the life of a director and producer who are currently in production on a new film, doing self-distribution, developing new projects, freelancing on a sports television series, and booked for screenings and speaking engagements. Responsibilities could include: social media marketing, screening and organizing footage, assisting with appearances, production assistance, general research, archival research, making outreach calls, handling deliverables, maintaining relationships with past film subjects, data entry, merchandise sales, website maintenance, and more. The right intern will have the opportunity to gain access to an invaluable wealth of contacts and insider knowledge of the industry as well as a formal title in the film's credits. A significant portion of the internship will center around a documentary about race and the criminal justice system.
This experience would ideally turn into a long-lived mentor relationship.
The director's previous projects have aired on television and screened across the globe. Particular interests include: race and culture in America, sports and society.
The right candidate will:
- leave his/her ego at the door
- be interested in bootstrap, passion-project filmmaking
- be curious and willing to learn
- be self-motivated and capable of working with limited direction when necessary
- take notes and be detailed about follow through
- understand that there are many tedious and unglamorous parts of the business
- have an interest in learning how to use editing software or already have some experience with it (Premiere or FCP)
- have use of a laptop computer
- be comfortable working in a non-traditional office environment
Experience in journalism, film, marketing, or advertising appreciated but not required.
Please note if you have any foreign language skills or experiences with marginalized communities.
Send resumes to: office [at] 9-man.com
ABOUT OUR TEAM
We are an award-winning independent documentary production company focused on illuminating stories about race, culture and social inequity.
Our films have been broadcast on television, shown in film festivals across the country, and covered in the world's elite media outlets. We have had successful and continued relationships with past interns from Brown University, Barnard College, Rhode Island School of Design, New York University, SUNY Purchase.