Participants learn about the inner workings of the film industry and gain exposure to the local film community. Interns master basic office skills, workplace etiquette and event management. All participate in a minimum of three professional development workshops; create a personal video project and contribute to AFS' various events. Interns receive informal feedback throughout their tenure, as well as a formal evaluation at the mid-point of the semester.
Office Interns contribute 15 hours per week, divided between:
Two office shifts, one from 9AM-2PM, one from 2PM-7PM
Assisting with AFS programs, including staffing AFS screenings and volunteering in an AFS classroom
During their first semester, interns take part in three professional development workshops, and create a short video about yourself.
After a semester, office interns are invited to intern in a specific department, where they work directly with staff to enact AFS programs. Departments include: Exhibition, Programming, Artist Services, Education, Austin Studios, Development, Marketing and Graphic Design.
Senior interns are expected to work 15-20 hours per week.
Depending on need, senior internships with Development, Marketing and Graphic Design may become available for immediate entry. (Read more about duties for each of these positions.) When completing your application for the upcoming semester, you can indicate if you would like to be considered for one of these openings.
Film Referral Program
All Interns that successfully complete a semester at AFS are eligible for our Film Referral Program (FRP), through which we help our intern alumni find job opportunities. To date, we've facilitated over 600 FRP placements in part and full-time positions. Participants are placed on a “referral list” in our database and are recommended to production companies when positions become available. Only alumni of the internship program are eligible for participation in the FRP.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP?
STEP 1 - MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Be 18 years of age or older
Be able to commit to 15 hours per week, which includes:
(A) an office shift from 9AM-2PM, (B) an office shift from 2PM-7PM,
and (C) additional event shifts
Be able to fulfill to the weekly and semester requirements asked of you
Be able to commit to the full semester for Spring 2016 (January 4, 2014 - May 22, 2016), including the mandatory orientation on Monday, January 4, 2016; 2 - 6:00 PM
STEP 2 - COMPLETE THE ONLINE INTERNSHIP APPLICATION FORM.
All applications MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM on December 1, 2015
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