Background

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.

We also offer a full slate of year-round programming, such as our signature Youth Program for D.C. public and charter school students and regular community-based screenings, including both first-run and encore Festival presentations. A leading D.C. cultural institution, we were named Best Film Festival in D.C. by Washington City Paper readers 2019-2021 and honored with the 2017 D.C. Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Creative Industries. Our 31st Annual Festival will take place from March 16 – 26, 2023.

 

Job Summary

Internships run from September (or October) through December (Fall Semester), and/or January through April (Spring Semester), although preference may be given to candidates who can commit for the entire academic year from September/October-April. Interns are required to work 35-40 hours per month during the Fall Semester, and 50-60 hours per month during the Spring Semester. Please note that most work will be completed remotely, though attendance at some in-person events will be expected.

 

Reports To

Director of Online Communications

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist with the creation of regular communications and newsletters about DCEFF events and updates
  • Update and create website content, including film and event pages
  • Support the creation, promotion, and execution of virtual events via our Eventive Virtual Catalog
  • Assist with the creation of marketing toolkits for use by the Festival’s partners
  • Draft social media posts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) 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

 

Qualifications

  • 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, email marketing (Constant Contact), and website content management (WordPress)
  • Basic video-editing skills preferred but not required

 

Compensation

Interns will receive a $500 per month stipend during the Fall Semester and a $750 per month stipend during the Spring Semester.

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a brief cover letter and résumé to jacob@dceff.org. Apply by August 10, 2022.

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.