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 and Film Festival Production.

While interning at Aspen Film you can:

  • Bridge the gap between your collegiate work and your professional career by working with industry professionals in a creative and supportive atmosphere.
  • Begin your professional network with the relationships you build during your internship, these opportunities can help grow your network, lead to future jobs in the industry and foster professional associations.

Aspen Film interns receive:

  • Their own phone extension, computer, and e-mail address.
  • A complimentary Pass to Aspen Film festivals and tickets to special screenings.
  • Tickets to all Aspen Film parties and receptions.

Potential Aspen Film interns should…

  • possess the knowledge and skills required to work successfully in a specific department of the organization.
  • pre 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 and festival archives and support with other media events. Interns also assist with audience research, direct mail, digital assets and single-ticket campaigns.


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,, and Photoshop are beneficial, but not required.

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.

To Apply


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


Please submit a cover letter stating your specific interest(s), availability and a current CV or resume and two academic or professional references to 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.

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