Film & Media Studies Internships

Virginia Film Office Internships 2020

Internships at the VFO

We are looking for Film Lovers with an interest in production and the process of attracting projects. We love creatives with strong writing and administrative skills and a flexible, open schedule. Since this is a non-paying internship, every effort is made to tailor the internship around work and school schedules whenever possible. However, it is required that all interns be able to set and maintain their work hours, so that projects can be planned and carried out. A minimum of 10 work hours a week is required from each intern, and it is best if this can be in increments of 4 or more hours at a time. The Film Office is happy to work with any academic institutions if the internship is taken for academic credit.

The best candidates for the internship are recent graduates who live within 50 miles of our Richmond office and have reliable transportation. Interns are usually university students in film or a related field; however adult and high school students will be considered on a case by case basis.

Discovery Internships 2020

Discovery provides students with various paid learning opportunities to experience firsthand what it is like to work for the leader in global entertainment. Students gain valuable industry knowledge through shadowing, networking opportunities and hands-on training. Discovery’s Internship Programs serve as a vital source for building a qualified candidate pool for permanent positions. Look here. 

Docs in Progress Internships 2019 

Docs In Progress gives individuals the tools to tell stories through documentary film to educate, inspire, and transform the way people view their world. 

Docs In Progress has internship opportunities throughout the year. All internships are unpaid, although we can provide a stipend to cover public transportation costs. Docs In Progress alumni are encouraged to apply. Docs In Progress is an equal opportunity employer.

2019 closed. Check back for 2020. 

Washington Film Institute Internships 2020 

The Washington Film Institute is pleased to offer its Internship Programs, a platform for students to gain insight, experience, knowledge and skills in the operation of cultural film programming and events. Internships at WFI offer students with an opportunity to gain experience in several different areas, such as event planning and execution, online outreach and marketing, web development, and programming. To apply, fill out the online form and attach your resume here.

Washington Jewish Film Festival Internship 2019

One of the largest and most respected Jewish film festivals in North America, the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is an international exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image.

In addition to the annual festival, the WJFF presents an ongoing, year-round film series, in our home venue at the Edlavitch DCJCC. Between the flagship Festival and year-round program, the WJFF annually serves over 18,000 people through 150+ screenings, nearly all of which are regional, US or world premieres. Most screenings are followed by discussions with guest filmmakers and subject matter experts.

Click here for position description, responsibilities and application information.

Women Make Movies Jobs and Internships 

Women Make Movies is accepting applications for internships in the fields of Marketing/Publicity, Production Assistance/Fiscal Sponsorship, Distribution, and Administration. 

Please visit WMM Jobs and Internships page for forms and more information on the application process.


Important note about internships: As of March 2014, George Mason University may no longer arrange for academic credit through internships completed in Maryland. This relates directly to a policy passed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Some exceptions exist for federal agencies and cases when prior and explicit approval for the university to operate in that state has been obtained.