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Saturday, July 27 through
Saturday, August 3, 2024
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Internships 2024

Internship Opportunity for the Woods Hole Film Festival

The 33rd Woods Hole Film Festival, Saturday, July 27 through Saturday, August 3, 2024.

Experience a summer on Cape Cod by interning at the Woods Hole Film Festival, the longest running independent film festival on Cape Cod and the Islands. Become a part of the energetic and creative community located in the heart of a village world renown for ocean science; enjoy the beautiful area and amazing beaches, meet independent filmmakers who come from around the world, and enjoy the great music, workshops, panel discussions and other Festival events as an intern for the Woods Hole Film Festival, designated as one of the Top 100 Festivals by MovieMaker Magazine and Film Freeway!

The Woods Hole Film Festival, Inc., is a non-profit organization now in its 33rd year. The Woods Hole Film Festival is an eight-day showcase of independent film featuring daily screenings, workshops, panel discussions, special events, parties, awards ceremony and more. Our programs and events are designed for filmmakers and non-filmmakers alike – anyone who is interested in the moving image.

2024 Internship: For-credit and not-for-credit for college students (Junior or Senior) and recent college graduates seeking to acquire hands-on experience in festival management.

DESCRIPTION: WHFF for-credit and not-for-credit internships are open to students enrolled in a college/university interested in learning about film, filmmaking, event organization and management, communications, marketing, technical behind-the-scenes event management or pursuing a career in visual storytelling. Preference will be given to students or recent college graduates with relevant coursework or prior experience. Applicants should be available in person for the entire internship period and should be dependable, committed fast learners who are able to see projects through to completion.

DURATION: (Approximately) June 1, 2024 through August 6, 2024.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a personal laptop computer and cell phone available for use during the duration of internship, as well as transportation and housing. Festival will assist with parking.

An applicant seeking college credit must be enrolled in a college/university and have an academic supervisor and must complete the requirements specified by both their respective college/university and the Woods Hole Film Festival.  Documentation and communication from college or university deeming a student eligible for credit must be submitted with application and completed prior to internship start date.

Internship Description/Scope of Work

Assist Festival leadership and learn about all aspects of festival logistics, technical operations, media management (print traffic) and production work, including, but not limited to:

  • Establish familiarity with all films programmed in Festival
  • Box Office and customer relations; on-site assistance
  • Merchandise Coordination
  • Festival Office Administration
  • Filmmaker Relations; assist with data management and communications with filmmakers regarding attendance at festival and festival events.
  • Special Event Planning and coordination
  • Assist with communications, including implementation of social media plan and implementation of community outreach plan as needed
  • Film media management; monitor print traffic
  • Assist with equipment inventory and test equipment before festival
  • Assist set up venues for screenings, panels, and other festival events
  • Assist with ticketing system back office functions and Airtable
  • Help organize and maintain festival database info regarding films’ and filmmakers’ social media accounts; jury and press links; upload invitation links; photos, posters, and other images; and all other necessary information.
  • Other duties as needed.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE: Applicants should be proficient with programs such as Excel, and Word and should be able to learn additional database platforms such as Airtable, film submission services and ticketing systems. Experience with imaging, Photoshop and InDesign is a plus.

DESIRABLE SKILLS: In cover letter, please note any experience in the following: office management, theater, film festival or any event-related work. Please also detail any specific writing and communication skills, experience working with the public and customer service skills and event organization. Communication and  event operations experience a plus.

DATES AND HOURS: Internship is in person only from approximately June 1 – August 6, 2024. Hours approximately 20-40/week (weekly hours increase closer to festival). Festival internship hours typically 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and some weekend hours during festival preparation weeks. Shortly before and during the festival, hours will vary and daily schedules will change based on festival needs.

COMPENSATION: Stipend available.

LOCATION: In-person, Woods Hole, MA. The festival is located in the beautiful seaside village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Festival does not provide housing or transportation. Finding summer housing can be a challenge in Woods Hole and Falmouth, so be sure to start this process as early as possible.