INTERNSHIPS

Aspen Film’s Internship Program offers a rich and challenging experience for qualified college students, graduates and young professionals who are actively pursuing careers in arts administration. Internships are offered in Marketing/Public Relations, Development, and Film Festival Production.

While interning at Aspen Film you can:

  • Earn credits toward your degree.
  • Bridge the gap between your collegiate work and your professional career by working with some of the best in the business in a creative and supportive atmosphere.
  • Begin your professional network with the relationships you build during your internship. These opportunities can lead to future jobs in the industry, professional associations, and even life-long friendships.

 

Aspen Film interns receive:

  • Their own phone extension, computer, and e-mail address, just like members of the staff!
  • A complimentary Pass to Aspen Film festivals and tickets to special screenings.
  • Tickets to all Aspen Film parties and receptions.

 

Aspen Film interns share the same basic qualities. They . . .

  • Possess the knowledge and skills required to work successfully in a specific department of the organization
  • Are socially mature and self-confident
  • Are able to take direction and criticism well
  • Are able to digest new information quickly and apply it productively
  • Are consistent and dependable in their work habits
  • Have good communication skills
  • Enjoy multi-tasking and creative problem-solving
  • Work comfortably and effectively in a highly collaborative environment

Marketing/Public Relations

Our Marketing/Public Relations department is responsible for generating ticket sales and interest for festivals, screenings, and special events. Interns are given a high level of responsibility and work closely with the staff to develop new audiences, update and maintain the website and social media pages, manage publicity archives, assist with photo/video shoots, and support with other media events. Interns also assist with audience research, direct mail, digital assets and single-ticket campaigns.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, interpersonal, writing, and proof-reading skills as well as a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience or coursework in communications-related fields is also desirable and graphic design experience is a plus.

 

Time Commitment

We ask for a minimum of 8-10 hours per week. The duration of the internship is one academic semester.

 

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter stating your specific interest(s), availability and a current CV or resume and two academic or professional references to info@aspenfilm.org. If you wish to receive college credit for this internship, please include an outline of your school’s requirements for both the intern (you) and Aspen Film.

Development

This internship is ideal for candidates considering a career in arts administration. The intern will work alongside the Development Director to learn about the process arts organizations use to generate contributed income in support of their stated mission.

 

Interns are given a high level of responsibility and will engage in projects that include database management, membership systems, donor and grant research, event planning assistance, answering the phone, and sending out e-communications. Interns also communicate in a variety of mediums to stakeholders and supporters, prepare event mailings, track and process RSVPs, fulfill benefits and perks for sponsors and donors and help at special events. Experience with WordPress, Saleforce.com, and Photoshop are beneficial, but not required.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills as well as, a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. A keen eye for detail and phone poise is a must.

 

Time Commitment

We ask for a minimum of 8-10 hours per week.

 

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter stating your specific interest(s), availability and a current CV or resume and two academic or professional references to info@aspenfilm.org. If you wish to receive college credit for this internship, please include an outline of your school’s requirements for both the intern (you) and Aspen Film.

Festival Production

Observe and participate in the planning and execution of two feature film festivals and an Oscar-qualifying shorts festival along with a variety of monthly screenings under the banner of “Aspen Film Presents.” Learn how the best films are identified and chosen, who the players in the industry are, and all the steps required to produce world-class film festivals and screenings.

 

Qualifications

Organizational and multi-tasking skills are essential, as are communication and research skills and a practical knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

 

Time Commitment

We ask for a minimum of 8-10 hours per week.

 

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter stating your specific interest(s), availability and a current CV or resume and two academic or professional references to info@aspenfilm.org. If you wish to receive college credit for this internship, please include an outline of your school’s requirements for both the intern (you) and Aspen Film.