Current Internship Opportunities

Overview of Intern Opportunities for Summer 2021

Fresh Films is accepting applications for summer internship positions from college students and Fresh Films Weekly Participants from Boston, Chicago, Jersey City, Minneapolis, Phoenix and the Quad Cities.  Fresh Films Weekly participants ages 16 & up from other locations are also welcome to apply. Internships are paid unless otherwise noted. Based on interviews with internship candidates, Fresh Films will place hired interns in one of the positions noted below. The number and type of available Internship opportunities vary by program location.

Apply by May 31  using the form below. Early applications will be considered for the widest range of internship opportunities.

Internships take place June through August with an average of 60-80 hours total. Hours noted below in position descriptions are subject to change slightly. There are a limited number of internships in each area, and Fresh Films will place you in the internship that we feel is most appropriate for you. As part of your application, you will be able to indicate your internship preferences and we will take this into consideration as we determine placements.

Internships Available:

 

Virtual Summer Instruction Intern
Learn to lead a production as you guide new Fresh Films participants in learning the production process, from scripting to editing, to help participants deliver an on-time, quality video project!  

Dates & Hours: 

  • Virtually for most interns; however there may be in-person opportunities to work with students
  • June 14-June 30:  Training (intermittent; approximately 20-25 hours to be announced)
  • July 5 – July 30:  Summer Program runs from 1:30-4pm CST – you must be available all days/times.   You will also work an additional 10-20 hours outside of program hours to ensure your filmmaking team is making their deadlines for their video. 
  • August:  Jobs & resume sessions, plus a virtual premiere.  Total of approximately 10 hours in August.

 

Digital Content Internship – Jobs in Film
Gain skills in coordinating production (research, interviewing, filming) and post-production editing as you collaborate with other interns to create a Fresh Films digital series about jobs in the Film Industry.  

Dates & Hours:

  • 80 hours of mostly virtual work from June through August (exact dates TBD) 
  • This will be led by Fresh Films staff and you’ll work in small groups to create the content

 

On-Set Production Apprentice
We’ll have a small number of openings for teen filmmakers to work on-set of a Fresh Films film this summer where you’ll rotate through all key positions – from camera to sound to costume.  Although unpaid, this opportunity will soar your production skills and your resume as you work with professional equipment on a real film.

Dates & Hours: 

  • Early August (exact dates TBD)
  • 3-5 day production plus additional hours for pre-production
  • You must provide your own travel to the film set (which will be in Chicago and/or the Quad Cities).  Housing will be provided for those traveling over 90 miles. 

 

On-Set College Intern
College interns will work on-set of a Fresh Films scripted production rotating through all key positions alongside professional filmmakers. On-set college interns will mentor youth apprentices and will have additional administrative and production-related responsibilities.

Dates & Hours: 

  • Early August (exact dates TBD)
  • 3-5 day production plus additional hours for pre-production
  • You must provide your own travel to the film set (which will be in Chicago and/or the Quad Cities).  Housing will be provided for those traveling over 90 miles. 

 

Industry Production: Chicago Only in 2021

Work for a Fresh Films partner company on production and projects. Interns learn a new perspective on the industry and take on tasks for an outside organization in working in production or post-production.  

Dates & Hours:

  • 4-8 weeks at approximately 15 hours/week = 60-120 hours during the summer
  • Virtual or in-person depending on the partner company

If you have any questions about internship opportunities, reach out to Kelsey Conley, Production Coordinator, at programs@freshfilms.org.