The Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival is seeking summer interns (both high school and college students) for our 2014 festival. Depending on background, skill level and interest, interns will have the opportunity to assist in marketing, programming, filmmaker relations and festival administration. Interns will also assist with general office operations and organization.
If you are interested, please submit your résumé to Michael Noens [firstname.lastname@example.org] and tell us what interests you most about interning with our festival. Interns will be selected in May 2014 for a June 9 – August 8 [nine-week] internship and expected to devote a minimum of 12 hours per week.
Below are a three different internships we are currently offering for the 2014 festival:
Assistant Festival Coordinator Internship (June 9 – August 8, 2014)
Works side-by-side with the Festival Coordinator throughout the process of gathering materials from selected filmmakers and the event itself. Expected to help test and organize exhibition formats, as well as coordinate Q&A sessions with both attending filmmakers and web video Q&As. The intern will assist the Festival Coordinator with scheduling and communication with accepted filmmakers and judges. The Intern may also be expected to travel to Chicago one day a week to work with the Festival Centerpiece Coordinator.
A/V Production Internship (June 9 – August 8, 2014)
Involves training with both P2 and DSLR cameras, production audio equipment and professional video editing software. Work side-by-side with the A/V Production Coordinator throughout the event; gathering footage of each Q&A, filmmaker interview and audience member responses. Some past videography experience recommended but not required. During the festival and the following weeks, the intern will also assist in editing video footage and prepping for social media release.
Marketing Outreach Internship (June 9 – August 8, 2014)
Works side-by-side with our Marketing Director and Sponsorship Coordinator learning how to utilize internet, print, radio, newspaper and other promotional opportunities within a budget. Expected to assist in finding creative, affordable ways of getting the word out about the festival and maximizing the size of the audience. During the festival, the intern will assist the Marketing Director in releasing various press releases and social media content (including photos, videos and live web broadcasts). Intern will also be expected to assist the Sponsorship Coordinator develop and maintain excellent relationships with sponsors.Read More