Internships for Undergraduates | Summer 2020

Penn Cinema & Media Studies students can apply to a max of 3 intermships. They should submit, on the same pdf and for each application, their resume and one-page double-spaced statement why they wishes to intern with the chosen employer(s). Applications should be sent in by 2 March 2020 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema & Media Studies.
Junior Cinema & Media Studies Majors and Minors have priority to be selected for the internships.
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Gathr Films | New York & Los Angeles
Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing.

Gathr Films (and its sister 501c3 The Gathr Foundation) is an independent film distributor, ticketing/data company and tech platform that pioneered Theatrical on Demand® a bottom-up model for crowd-sourcing for cinema events that provides 'tribal' films an opportunity to galvanize their decentralized audience, nationwide. Having entered the gig economy recently with its GathrPay™ product that lets anyone make money for themselves or their organizations by captaining screening events in their local cinemas, Gathr Films is growing at a rapid pace and needs bright young talent with a thirst for knowledge, innovation and experience. As an intern, you will learn the ins and outs of theatrical acquisition, distribution, outreach and exhibition for documentary and feature films while helping shape decisions at the most disruptive company on the theatrical distribution landscape. Gathr's films live at the inflection point of cinema and impact. Gathr's model pushes the inflection point of distribution and innovation. You will work with and report directly to the company's founder and CEO, playing a critical role in areas of research and analysis that will help to shape the company's decision-making.
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Gersh Agency | Los Angeles & New York
Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing.

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: 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.
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Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival | Philadelphia

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $3,000 stipend to help cover housing.

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.
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Grandview Automatik | Los Angeles
Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing.

Grandview Automatik is a fast-paced film management/production company where interns will be able to sink their teeth into the day-to-day operations. Opportunities include but are not limited to: reading scripts/ books/ graphic novels, writing coverage, shadowing assistants and more. They will be trained on industry essential skills and will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from the team and our executives. It's a close-knit office, so we need team players who are positive, reliable and excited to learn!
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Jigsaw Productions | New York
Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing.

Jigsaw Productions is the NYC-based production company of Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney. 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.
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Library Films | New York
Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing.

Library Films is the NYC-based production company of Emmy Award-nominated director Chris Smith (American Movie, Fyre, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond). The production and post-production internship offers a variety of experiences through all stages of the filmmaking process, including production assistance, archival research, logging footage, and office support (creating documents, picking up equipment, etc.) Interns will work directly with producers, researchers, and editors on a variety of documentary projects. Familiarity with graphic design and/or Avid is a plus. We expect flexibility with hours and a passion for filmmaking. Interns will have an opportunity to learn and grow on high level productions that will have a wide reach. Past projects from Library Films have been seen by millions on Netflix and have appeared at prestigious film festivals (Sundance, Venice, IDFA). Interns typically work 2-3 days a week, but we welcome more hours if you are available.
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Mandeville Films | Los Angeles
Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing.

Mandeville Films and Television, the production company behind hit movies like BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE FIGHTER, WONDER, THE MUPPETS and the DIVERGENT series, is currently looking for summer interns. We are looking for motivated interns with an eye for feature film and television development. Located on the Universal Studios lot, we offer a welcome 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, two days a week, from 9am to 6pm. Responsibilities include: reading scripts, providing coverage, learning the basics of executive desks, and researching for projects. We are currently looking for interns who can start in May 2020.
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Menemsha Films | Los Angels

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing.

Menemsha Films is a leading Los Angeles boutique film distributor dedicated to distributing the highest-quality art house films, hand picked from around the globe. This summer we are releasing Those Who Remained, the Hungarian film Shortlisted for Best International Feature Film at this year's Academy Awards. We are currently seeking hard working interns to assist in the upcoming release, as well as with acquisitions. Duties will include social media, marketing, research, screening films, and office work.  Familiarity with graphic design is a plus. This is an unpaid internship. Interns will typically work 2-3 days although we welcome more if you are interested.
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Misher Films | Los Angeles
Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing.

Misher Film is a feature film/television production company, located in West Los Angeles, headed by Kevin Misher, former President of Universal Pictures. We are currently seeking hard working, dedicated Feature/Television Development interns for Summer 2020. Interns will read scripts and write coverage, conduct project research, cover industry happenings while learning the ins and outs of development. Great opportunity to work in a close-knit, friendly environment. This is a non-paid, school credit internship only. Other duties will include other general office assistant work. Company credits include: RICHARD JEWELL, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY, MISS BALA, CARRIE, MIRROR MIRROR, PUBLIC ENEMIES, IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY, FIGHTING, CASE 39, THE INTERPRETER, THE SCORPION KING and THE RUNDOWN.

We will be releasing COMING TO AMERICA 2 and BIOS in December 2020. We are currently in post-production on two films, prepping two for production and developing two TV shows that are set up with studio and network partners, in addition to numerous other film projects.

A form of transportation is required for this internship.
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National Lampoon/PalmStar Media | Philadelphia
Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing.

National Lampoon and its parent company PalmStar Media are looking for interns for Summer 2020. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, script reading and coverage, magazine digitization, project research, assisting busy executives and assistants with crafting presentation material, and other administrative tasks. Through script reading and coverage, the intern will learn script analysis and evaluation, receiving feedback from staff. Additionally, through participation in structured pitch sessions and staff meetings, interns will gain hands-on knowledge of the development process, while forming valuable working relationships within the company. All interns will also go through a training program that will help prepare them for entry level positions in the entertainment industry upon graduation. Candidates should be independent, hard working, detail-oriented, level headed, and personable. Candidates also would ideally have 1-2 years experience with script coverage, good storytelling instincts, and an overall passion for film and TV. A working knowledge of Macs and graphic design/editing software such as Final Draft, Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote, Adobe Acrobat and Final Cut are a plus as is a strong interest in comedy. For anyone eager to gain well-rounded writing, development, and production knowledge, our internship program provides the opportunity to contribute to an established and multifaceted entertainment brand.  This is unpaid and available for college credit only. Please note, a majority of this internship will be remote.
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New Horizons Pictures | Los Angeles

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing.

Julie Corman is a prolific and celebrated movie producer, who has made over 400 movies and worked with movie luminaries including Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, and Jonathan Demme. The intern will be invited to work 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 2020.
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PBS Children's Programming and Development | Arlington, VA
Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing.

This position will report to heads of children's programming at PBS. The overall goal of the internship is to familiarize the intern with the process of developing series for viewers between the ages of two and eight.
The position includes the following duties:
--Development: Intern will review series pitches and take part in review meetings
--Series production: Intern will read scripts, provide notes and attend meetings regarding all new pilots and series, and help prepare materials for focus groups
--Intern will help with filing and programming database
--Programming: Intern will assist with occasional scheduling tasks and learn about how the PBS national feed schedule comes together.
--The position will be four days a week.

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Small Motor Skills | New York & Philadelphia
Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $3,000 stipend to help cover travel.

Small Motor Skills is the creative hub of filmmaker and faculty member Scott Burkhardt. Scott is currently working on several television and film projects and looking for someone to assist him over the summer. Intern can work remotely but will need to be in New York or Philadelphia on occasion. Responsibilities would include managing the festival rollout of director’s latest film, pre-production and production on a new short film slated to shoot Summer 2020 and putting together pitch docs for several film and TV projects. Time commitment will vary but would average out to 10-15 hours a week. Experience with social media and some web development skills are a plus.
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