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 dozens of documentary, narrative, and short films from around the world in venues across greater Washington, DC 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 DC by Washington City Paper readers 2019-2023 and honored with the 2017 DC Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Creative Industries.

Our 33rd Annual Festival will take place in March 2025.



DCEFF invites students looking for internship credits and service learning opportunities to reach out about working with the Festival during the 2024-25 academic year. We are unable to offer paid internships at this time, so there is no required hourly commitment. For the right candidates, these experiences can be tailored to fit your schedule and credit/course needs. The Festival does not have a year-round office, so most work will be done remotely. Students who work with us during the Spring semester may be asked to work occasionally in our temporary office space and/or provide support at screenings and events around the DC Metro Area.



Interns and service learners will be required to work independently and should feel free to propose projects that support their academic or career goals. Some potential job duties could include:

  • Serving on our programming committee to review 2025 Festival submissions
  • Supporting the creation, promotion, and execution of in-person and virtual events
  • Using research and outreach to maintain and strengthen DCEFF’s relationships with campus organizations in the DC Metro area and beyond
  • Supporting our Youth Programming initiative
  • Maintaining and promoting our Watch Now resources



  • Demonstrated interest in film and the environment
  • 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


How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a résumé to Your email should also include what kind of experience you’re looking for (internship or service learning), any minimum time commitment requirements from your college, and why working with DCEFF is of specific interest to you.

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.