Volunteer for the 2019 Chicago Comedy Film Festival and Chicago Independent Film (+TV) Festival April 3rd-7th, 2019
Applications Now Open for Spring 2019 Interns for Chicago Comedy Film Festival and Chicago Independent Film +TV Festival
All internship positions start January 2019. If interns require school credit you must provide the paperwork to us at the start of your internship or inform us of the perimeters of your internship at the time of your interview. Non academic interns are not paid. Internships with a film festival provide vast experience with arts administration, marketing, and project management. We are seeking a variety of interns for the spring 2019 season for our two festivals. Please apply using the application below.
Project Interns 15 hours per week (3 positions): Manage submissions on Withoutabox and Film Freeway, research films, create spreadsheets, assist the festival directors with various office tasks, meet with staff and take meeting notes, and gather lists and price quotes. During the festival: work at the festival to assist staff with the festival production. Project interns will meet once a month with festival staff
Marketing/PR Interns 5-10 hours per week (1-2 positions): Responsibilities include, but are not limited to assisting with research, copy writing, grassroots efforts and internet marketing strategies. This includes working with social media, flyer design, event promotion, etc. Researching, compiling, and updating media lists. During the Festival: Coordinating flyer distribution, red carpets, social media, and more. Marketing interns will meet once a month with festival staff.
Social Media Interns 5 hours per week (1-2 Positions): The Social Media Intern is responsible for building and maintaining a community for our website users through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other appropriate social media platforms. This person will work directly with our marketing team; The Social Media Intern will also be responsible for administrative support to other departments within the organization. Social Media interns will report to Marketing Interns.
Volunteer Coordinator Intern 5 hours per week (1 Position): Assist Operations Manager with managing, organizing and preparing materials and information for the Festival. Responsibilities may include: drafting emails, creating documents, helping with inventory, administrative needs, as well as attending volunteer orientations.
Media Intern 5 hours per week (1 Position): Organize incoming materials, files, and organize files on Dropbox. Work with staff and tech manager to get all files ready for festival screenings. Upload trailers on Youtube and work on back end of Youtube video manager to implement proper tags, graphics, and annotations. Create a preview reel with logos and video ads for the festival screenings. Must be comfortable with editing software and have own equipment and computer to handle these tasks. Must be extremely reliable. Please provide references. The week of the festival will require more hours from this position.