Launched in 1993, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is the largest and longest-running showcase for environmental films in the United States. Each March, our signature Festival presents more than 100 documentary, narrative, and short films from around the world in venues across greater Washington, D.C. Alongside the screenings, we offer panels and special events featuring filmmakers, subject matter experts, and other invited guests to foster dialogue and deepen engagement.

A leading cultural institution in the DMV, we were named Best Film Festival in D.C. by Washington City Paper readers 2019-2022 and honored with the 2017 D.C. Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Creative Industries.

Our 32nd Annual Festival will take place from March 21 – 30, 2024.


Job Summary

This is a six-month paid internship, running from October 2023 through March 2024. Interns are required to work around 40 hours per month during the Fall Semester, and around 60 hours per month during the Spring Semester. Please note that most work will be completed remotely, though attendance at some 2024 Festival screenings will be expected.


Reports To

Director of Marketing and Communications



  • Assist with the creation of regular communications and newsletters about DCEFF events and updates
  • Update and create website content, including filmmaker profiles
  • Support the creation, promotion, and execution of in-person and virtual events
  • Assist with the creation of marketing toolkits for use by the Festival’s partners
  • Draft social media posts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Threads) on the Festival, our films and related environmental issues
  • Assist in managing past and new video content on DCEFF’s YouTube channel
  • Use research and outreach to maintain and strengthen DCEFF’s relationships with campus organizations in the D.C. Metro area and beyond
  • Brainstorm creative ideas to incentivize user engagement and social conversion, across platforms
  • Other duties, as needed/assigned



  • Preference given to college Junior or Senior studying Film, Communications, English, Environmental Science, or related field
  • Demonstrated interest in film and the environment
  • Proficient user of social media platforms
  • Excellent writing, research, and oral communications skills with an attention to detail
  • Willingness to staff and contribute to organizational initiatives and events as they arise
  • Creativity, adaptability, and a sense of humor
  • Experience with (or interest in learning) graphic design (Canva), email marketing (Constant Contact), and website content management (WordPress)
  • Basic video-editing skills preferred but not required



Interns will receive a $500 per month stipend during the Fall Semester (October-December) and a $750 per month stipend during the Spring Semester (January-March).


How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a brief cover letter and résumé to Apply by August 28, 2023.

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Job applicants are considered with no discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non–merit-based factors.