UMass Amherst Internships

Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies - Fall Internship

Each fall, the UMASS Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies seeks energetic, detail-oriented, creative, dedicated film students with excellent communication skills for internships (3 credit/8 hrs per week preferred).

Responsibilities may include: film festival preparation; film education and career opportunities research; program promotion and data gathering; newsletters; film event promotion and support. Interns will have many opportunities to utilize and improve upon their writing, research, public speaking, technical, organizational and leadership skills through independent and collaborative work.

Interns must be enrolled in the Undergraduate Film Studies Certificate program. For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Barry Spence at the Film Studies office:

phone: (413) 545-3659
email: filmstudies@hfa.umass.edu

Current resume required!



Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival - Film Studies Spring Internship

Interns will assist in the organization and implementation of the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival, with a primary focus on publicity. Intern duties may include: participation in the initial Festival press campaign, including contacting local radio, television, and print media, as well as organizing publicity on campus, among the Five Colleges, and within the Pioneer Valley; coordination of weekly Festival publicity, including: design, production, and distribution of individual event posters; researching and contacting appropriate target audiences for individual events; library and archival research for compilation of film notes and documentation for Festival events; web design and graphic design; event-planning; filmmaker and guest visit coordination; and staffing of events. Interns will work closely with Festival staff and will have many opportunities to demonstrate and develop initiative and leadership skills through independent and team projects. Interns will complete regular progress reports.

Interns are usually contracted for one 3-credit Internship (working eight hours per week) for the duration of the spring semester. In addition, interns are expected to staff all events of the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival. Most events will take place 7:00- 10:00 p.m. Wednesdays, with some exceptions; some events will take place at the Five Colleges. Interns are expected to assist with preparation and clean-up before and after each event, and will serve as greeters and perform other activities associated with staffing each event. Interns may also participate in additional Festival activities including filmmaker and scholar dinners/receptions.

In any of these capacities, students have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in assisting the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies in festival curating and public relations, while earning supervised academic credit for their activities. The Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival as a whole represents a valuable educational opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students who will be able to interact directly with a diverse cross-section of film artists and scholars from around the world.

Interns must be enrolled in the Undergraduate Film Studies Certificate program. In the fall semester, please submit a letter of interest along with a current resume to:


filmstudies@hfa.umass.edu


For more information, contact Barry Spence in the Film Studies office:
413-545-3659