Programming Intern

Learn how to curate films for a large public festival.

The Programming Intern will support the Director of Programming and Programming Manager in all facets of festival programming and preparation including assisting in the research and screening of potential festival films, identify potential speakers for festival programs, and network with DCEFF partners. The internship is unpaid, and students receiving course credit are preferred. The Programming Intern would ideally work 10-20 hours per week from September through December, but duration and hours are flexible.

Duties Include:

  • Research films by looking through other Festivals, specific topics and other creative leads
  • Watch films under consideration
  • Review films through the FilmFreeway platform
  • Ensure all data required for each film is accessible to programmers and rest of staff
  • Participate in weekly programming meetings
  • Familiarize yourself with Festival venues and partners
  • Offer any general programming suggestions
  • Assist with spreadsheet and data management
  • Assist with year-round screenings and events


  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal format
  • Team player
  • Good technical understanding and can pick up new tools quickly
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Mac OS X
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on numerous roles
  • Passion for the environment
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop CS3 (not required)
  • Knowledge in cinema studies (not required)

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to