Internships for Undergraduates | Summer 2018

CinemaCon
One Penn Cinema & Media Studies junior will be invited to participate to the annual CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas on 23-26 April 2018. Recipient will be covered travel and hotel.
Interested students should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement of why s/he wishes to attend CinemaCon. Applications should be sent in by email by 23 February 2018 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema & Media Studies.

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Caribbean Cinemas
One Penn Cinema & Media Studies junior will be invited to participate to the Caribbean Cinemas internship in San Juan (PR) on June-July 2018. Caribbean Cinemas’ principal area of business is in the exhibition of film throughout the Caribbean with joint headquarters in San Juan (PR) and Santo Domingo (DR). Purpose of the internship is to enhance the classroom experience of a Penn undergraduate and to become acquainted with the business world of cinema exhibition in the Hispanic world. Background requirements of the prospective intern is a declared major or minor in Cinema and Media Studies, Wharton or students with a strong association in cinema and media studies. Best candidates are those who have completed their junior year at Penn. Term of Internship: 8 weeks with home base in San Juan (PR). Sponsor will provide a stipend, a weekly transportation allowance, airfare to and from the Caribbean, as well as an apartment. There will also be opportunities to visit sponsor sites on other islands in the Caribbean. Weekly duties include attending screenings, written movie reviews, analysis of attendance stats, bookings of product, and marketing of film.Interested students should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement of why s/he wishes to intern with Caribbean Cinemas. Applications should be sent in by 1 March 2018 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.

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Fat Camp Films
Fat Camp Films is a Philadelphia-based production company that creates bold comedic content ranging from film and TV projects to short-form branded commercials and viral videos. In the short time since its launch, Fat Camp has already partnered with Funny OR Die, Disney Channel, DreamworksTV, Glass Entertainment, goPuff, fuckJerry, Hulu and more. The company began on television after landing a development deal with Disney, where it created The Zach Fox Project as well as the hit prank show Just Kidding. Last year, founders Zach Fox and Omri Dorani wrote, produced and directed their first full-length feature film, a fresh teen comedy called HOW TO GET GIRLS, which will be released worldwide in 2018. Fox stars in the film alongside stars David Koechner (Anchorman), Chris Elliott (How I Met Your Mother), Chris Kattan (SNL) and Kate Flannery (The Office). Fat Camp is rapidly expanding its commercial division, creating eye-catching and shareable content for a plethora of major brands every week. Due to our partnership with Glass Entertainment, interns will also have the chance to work on shows airing on Animal Planet, CNN, Discovery, HGTV and DIY.

We are looking for interns who are creative, driven and want to help build a media empire with us. The company is growing at lightning speed and our goal is to foster ambitious talent with the potential to become employees. This is an opportunity to have a hands-on experience where you’ll actually get to be creative and learn about all facets of the entertainment industry. You may apply for one or both of the following:

Social Media/Marketing Interns: We need interns with a genuine passion for social media marketing who know how to build an online following. We’ll give you the opportunity to develop and execute creative strategies and campaigns to promote our content, including the movie, across Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Production/Development Interns: We’re a one-stop shop, so interns will get experience in pre-production (writing, casting, locations, scheduling), production (crew, set design, on-set assisting) and post-production (editing, graphics/titles, music, visual effects). Interns will also get the opportunity to work in development for our film & television branch, assisting on pitches and scripts for networks and studios.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $2,500 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies juniors should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement of why the applicant wishes to intern with Fat Camp Films. Applications should be sent in by 1 March 2018 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies. In your statement of purpose please be sure to include why you want to intern at FCF, which internship you're interested in (and why), any special skills you'd bring to the team, what your dream job in the industry is, your top 3 favorite movies & TV shows and any previous experiences you've had with media (please attach any creative work you've done [ie, writing samples, videos, social media, etc])

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FilmAid
Using a community-based, and multi-platform approach, FilmAid provides refugees and displaced people with access to life-saving information about their rights, their safety, their health and their future. Through video, radio, print and digital media campaigns created and distributed in collaboration with refugee communities, FilmAid is able to reach over 500,000 people in refugee camps and urban areas every year. In addition to public information campaigns, FilmAid trains young people in all aspects of storytelling and communications. FilmAid offers year-long film, journalism and photography training courses that empower the next generation of storytellers with the skills they need to advocate for themselves, their community and their right to a future filled with hope.

The internship opportunities at FilmAid International vary depending on the interests and credentials of the candidate. As an intern working at the FilmAid International headquarters in New York, you will gain exposure to the communications, development/fundraising, program design, administration and global partnerships. This internship provides you with an opportunity to work on multiple projects in different departments at a small international NGO. You will work closely with a small full-time staff and have opportunities to interface with our staff and leadership in our country offices.

Key roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Communications - Provide communications support, helping execute against FAI’s communications strategy using our branded communications channels (e.g. Web, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr)
· Development/Fundraising - Assist in researching and drafting grant proposals for institutions and private foundations
· Maintain donor history database under the supervision of FAI’s development assistant.
· Contribute to general operational and administrative tasks as needed

Skills, Qualifications and Requirements:
· Excellent writing and editing skills required
· Graphic design and/or video experience is preferred (Please list which systems you use, including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, etc.)
· Attention to detail in data entry and donor relations and management
· Experience in film, humanitarian affairs, public affairs, international affairs,  and/or arts and media are  a plus
· Strong organizational, coordination and time-management skills
· Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies juniors should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement of why the applicant wishes to intern with FilmAid. Applications should be sent in by 1 March 2018 to 1 March 2018 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.

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Gathr Films
Gathr is an independent film distributor that pioneered Theatrical on Demand, ® a platform  crowd-sourcing for theatrical screenings that gives independent films a chance to have a nationwide release in cinemas. Gathr Films is growing at a rapid pace and is looking for bright young talent to assist in its outreach & marketing efforts for our films. As an intern, you will learn the ins and outs of  marketing and distribution for independent film while helping shape decisions at a leading player in an evolving industry. This is a great opportunity to gain first hand experience working with a growing start-up/independent film distribution company. We are looking for passionate interns who enjoy a challenge and believe in Gathr’s mission. Interns will assist in developing and implementing innovative grassroots marketing campaigns, strategies and goals to aid in the success of distributing independent films.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies juniors should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement of why s/he wishes to intern with Gathr Films. Applications should be sent in by 1 March 2018 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.

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Gersh Agency
The Gersh Agency has become one of the country’s leading talent and literary agencies that boasts some of the world’s finest talents including: Kristen Stewart, Sam Rockwell, John Goodman, Elizabeth Olsen, Dave Chappelle and Jeffrey Tambor. With over 175 employees and offices in Beverly Hills and New York, Gersh maintains eleven full-service departments: Talent, Feature Literary, TV Literary, Film Finance, Books, Comedy, Theatre, Production, Alternative/ Digital Packaging, Commercial Production and Commercial Endorsements. Interns at Gersh will gain hands-on experience in the inner workings of a high-level, full-service agency. The internship is designed to prepare interns to enter the entertainment industry workforce and is focused on teaching script coverage and analysis, film awareness, and the general operations of the agency. Interns are also given the opportunity to shadow Assistants throughout the company and observe the day-to-day activities of the Agents. Interns typically work 2-3 days a week and positions are available in the Beverly Hills and New York offices.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies juniors should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement of why s/he wishes to intern with the Gersh Agency. Applications should be sent in by 1 March 2018 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.

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Jigsaw Productions
Jigsaw Productions is the NYC-based production company of Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney. One Penn Cinema & Media Studies junior or sophomore will be invited to participate in the production internship program in June-July 2018. The production internship is a flexible position that includes archival research, transcribing of interviews and logging footage, and office support (creating documents, filing, running errands, etc.) Interns will work directly with producers, researchers, and editors during different stages of the production. Familiarity with graphic design and/or Avid is a plus. This position will help familiarize interns with various stages of production at an established, respected company in the documentary industry.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies juniors should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement of why s/he wishes to intern with Jigsaw Productions. Applications should be sent in by 1 March 2018 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.

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Mandeville Films
Mandeville Films and Television, the production company behind hit movies like BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE FIGHTER, STRONGER, THE PROPOSAL and THE MUPPETS, is currently looking for highly motivated interns with an interest in feature film and television development. Located on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, we offer an inclusive atmosphere and the chance to gain hands-on experience in a busy development setting. We are searching for interns who can commit to a minimum of three months, 2-3 days a week, from 9am to 6pm. Responsibilities include: reading scripts, providing coverage, covering executive desks, researching for projects, and running errands around the Disney Studios lot. Applicants must be proficient with Mac computers. We are currently looking for interns who can start May or June 2018.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies juniors should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement of why s/he wishes to intern with Mandeville Films. Applications should be sent in by 1 March 2018 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.

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New Horizons Pictures
Julie and Roger Corman are prolific and celebrated movie producers, who have made over 400 movies and worked with movie luminaries including Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, and Jonathan Demme. One Penn Cinema and Media Studies junior or sophomore will be invited to intern with Mrs. Corman, who is the former Chair of the Graduate Film Department at NYU and Visiting Professor at UCLA in the English department, at New Horizons Pictures in Los Angeles in June-July 2018.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies juniors should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement of why s/he wishes to intern with Mrs. Corman and New Horizons Pictures. Applications should be sent in by 1 March 2018 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.

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Odessa Films
Odessa Films, a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaking company run by award-winning filmmakers (and UPenn Profs and Alumni) Nancy Novack and David Novack, invites a Penn Cinema & Media Studies intern to join their team for the summer of 2018. The intern will gain exposure to all aspects of documentary filmmaking: development and funding, production, editing and post-production, and distribution. Interns typically help with office functions, plan shoots, and learn the basics of Avid Media Composer assistant editing work. Interns work directly with the principals of the company. Often, they assist in local shoots, and occasionally foreign shoots. Responsibilities are designed as much as possible to match the intern’s skill set and interests, fostering professional development. For instance, one summer an intern travelled to Russia to film with the crew. Another summer, an intern edited a trailer for a new documentary. Another summer, an intern ran a social media campaign. While it is difficult to predict the precise needs six months in advance, we expect to have one film in distribution, two in production, and two in development in the summer of 2018.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies juniors should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement of why s/he wishes to intern with Odessa Films. Applications should be sent in by 1 March 2017 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.

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PBS Children's Programming and Development
PBS Children's Programming and Development
. One Penn Cinema Studies junior or sophomore will be invited to intern at PBS Children's Programming and Development at PBS Headquarters in Arlington (VA) in June-July 2018.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies juniors should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement of why s/he wishes to intern with PBS Children's Programming and Development. Applications should be sent in by  1 March 2018 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.

This position will report to head of children's programming at PBS and includes the following duties:
--Development - intern will learn how to review children's television proposals that are submitted for series consideration. Intern will also review pitches for existing series and learn the process of children's television. Intern will take part in review meetings.

--Intern will help with filing and programming database.

--Series - intern will read scripts and attend meetings regarding all new series.

--Pilot development and production - Several projects will be in development and others will be in pilot production this summer. Intern will learn to review materials for projects in pilot development.

--Programming - intern will attend meetings and learn about how the PBS national feed schedule comes together.
--The position will be four days a week.

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Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

Video Production Internship

Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is seeking a Video Production intern to complete two video projects for the festival’s 2018 spring season.

The first project is a fundraising trailer to garner new sponsors for its spring CineMondays series. This project requires that potential candidates have prior experience shooting and editing video interviews and have achieved a level of proficiency with Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro. Potential candidates should also own or have access to the following audio-visual equipment:
· Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, or Avid Media Composer
· High-quality digital SLR for filming video
· Lights and diffusers for a basic single-subject interview set-up
· Lavalier mic, shotgun mic, and an external recorder to capture high-quality stereo sound.

The video production intern is expected to collaborate with the PJFF Director, Gershman Y Marketing Director, and/or PJFF Program Assistant on the direction, style, and mission of the fundraising video. After an initial brainstorming session, the video production intern is expected to submit a storyboard, shot list, and timeline for shooting the required interview sessions. Once interviews have been shot, the video production intern is expected to create a rough cut for the trailer, before collaborating with the PJFF Director on the final 2.5 minute piece.

The second project requires video documentation of 4-6 CineMondays events. Potential candidates must be available to shoot event introductions, Q & As, and audience reaction interviews at Monday evening screenings throughout April and May (schedule will be determined once the final lineup is confirmed). The video production intern is expected to shoot and edit 30 to 60-second highlight reels for each CineMondays event, as well as create a highlight reel for the series as a whole.

This internship will be a good fit for an aspiring filmmaker or video journalist who would like to build his or her portfolio/reel with professional work samples. PJFF’s ideal candidate is reliable, organized, and a creative problem solver. He/she will be able to work independently and in a collaborative setting. He/she must have a friendly demeanor and possess the ability to engage others and put them at ease.

This position offers potential candidates a flexible schedule based on his/her availability. However, applicants applying for this internship must be available Monday evenings between April 9 and May 14, 2018 in order to document CineMondays events and fulfill the requirements of the internship.

Communications, Community Outreach, and Corporate Partnerships Internship

Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is seeking a Communications and Outreach intern to assist PJFF Director and Program Assistant with PJFF’s spring outreach and group sales campaign, as well as work on expanding PJFF’s core of volunteers. Additional duties include researching and soliciting corporate donations, pre-screening films, and assisting the programming team with creating a database of potential festival guests.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $2,500 stipend to help cover travel housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies juniors should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement of why the applicant wishes to intern with PJFF. Applications should be sent in by 1 March 2018 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.

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WMM Women Make Movies
Women Make Movies is committed to distributing independent films by women directors and assisting them in getting their movies made. Now's your chance to help - and to work with both film and feminism. Since 1972, we have worked to facilitate the production, promotion and distribution of films by women directors and producers. Learn all about working in film and for a women's non-profit organization! Our films include Emmy, Peabody, and Sundance Award Winners and Academy Award Nominees, as well as broadcasts on HBO, PBS, Showtime, and the Sundance Channel.

Internships are available in the following departments:
--Marketing/Publicity
--Production Assistance/Fiscal Sponsorship
--Distribution
--Administration
--Social Media

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies juniors should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement of why s/he wishes to intern with Women Make Movies. All candidates must submit a WMM Internship Application form. Applications should be sent in by 1 March 2018 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.

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Cinema Studies Program
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