Internship Opportunities

Fall applications for marketing internships are now open!

Social Media/PR Intern - Open for Fall 2017

1 Fall Internship Position Available

Reports to: Marketing Manager / Director of Film Programming & Marketing

Description: The Social Media & PR Intern is responsible for assisting the Marketing Team with promoting the Heartland Film brand across multiple platforms. This position will primarily assist the Marketing Manager with managing Heartland Film’s social media accounts, blogging, writing/editing press releases, coordinating media credentials and implementing various marketing strategies.

Dates/Schedule:

  • Fall internship: August- Early November | 12-20 hours/week


Skills/Requirements:

  • Majoring in marketing, communications, media studies, film, nonprofit management or related field
  • Detail-oriented with effective time management skills
  • Strong communication skills and copy writing/editing ability
  • Desire to learn more about marketing, social media management, public relations and what it takes to put on a film festival
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is desirable, but not required
  • Experience with social media management for a nonprofit, business or organization is desirable, but not required


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Marketing Manager with social media content creation and scheduling for Heartland Film’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts
  • Research and implement current social media trends and best practices for Heartland Film’s social media accounts
  • Assist the Marketing Team with copy editing for the 2017 Heartland Film Festival guide book
  • Write and publish compelling posts on the Heartland Film blog
  • Assist the Marketing Manager with red carpet events, media contacts and community outreach initiatives
  • Assist the Marketing Manager with writing/editing copy for the Heartland Film email newsletter (monthly throughout the year, daily during the 11-day Festival)
  • Oversee the Marketing Street Team (a reliable network of Heartland Film volunteers) in the distribution of flyers, marketing materials and social media promotions


To apply:

  1. Fill out our online application.
  2. Send a copy of your resume and cover letter to intern@heartlandfilm.orgPlease submit all documents in PDF format. 
  3. In the subject line of your email, please include your full name, the position you’re applying for and the internship session (Ex: John Doe, Social Media/PR Intern, Fall).
  4. A phone call will not increase (and may decrease) your chances, so give us some time to look over your materials. We appreciate your interest in Heartland Film and we’ll be in touch soon!
Multimedia Design Intern - Open for Fall 2017

1 Fall Internship Position Available

Reports to: Marketing Manager / Director of Film Programming & Marketing

Description: The Multimedia Design Intern is responsible for assisting the Marketing Team with promoting the Heartland Film brand using design, videography and photography. This position will primarily assist the Marketing Manager with creating content for Heartland Film’s social media accounts, designing flyers/collateral/slides for events, and creating video/photo content to promote the Heartland Film brand.

Dates/Schedule:

  • Fall internship: August- Early November | 12-20 hours/week


Skills/Requirements:

  • Majoring in design, video production, visual arts, new media studies, communications or related field
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Adobe Bridge)
  • Detail-oriented with effective time management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Desire to learn more about marketing, design, nonprofits and what it takes to put on a film festival
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Drive 

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to (August-November Fall Internship):

  • Assist the Marketing Manager with the creation of pre-show slides for the Heartland Film Festival and other Roadshow events
  • Assist the Marketing Manager with Heartland Film Festival signage creation, badge credentials and image formatting for the guide book
  • Create compelling content and graphics for Heartland Film’s social media accounts
  • Create interesting and high-quality video content for Heartland Film’s website and YouTube channel
  • Take photos, shoot b-roll video and conduct video interviews during the Festival that promote the Heartland Film brand and the Festival experience


To apply:

  1. Fill out our online application.
  2. Send a copy of your resume and cover letter to intern@heartlandfilm.orgPlease submit all documents in PDF format. 
  3. In the subject line of your email, please include your full name, the position you’re applying for and the internship session (Ex: John Doe, Multimedia Design Intern, Fall).
  4. A phone call will not increase (and may decrease) your chances, so give us some time to look over your materials. We appreciate your interest in Heartland Film and we’ll be in touch soon!

About the Program

Our interns will serve a crucial role in putting on the 2017 Heartland Film Festival (Oct. 12-22, 2017) as well as our year-round Heartland Film Roadshow events. At Heartland Film, we offer a fun and informative work environment where students can gain valuable experience within the nonprofit & entertainment industries. During the 11-day Heartland Film Festival students will be able to network with filmmakers and industry professionals from all over the world.

Our internship positions are ideal for students currently enrolled at an accredited college/university who are looking to obtain school credit. Some positions are also available as unpaid internships. Our summer internships will run from early May – early August; our fall internships will run from early August – early November (with some exceptions depending on the position). Interns are expected to work a schedule of 12-20 hours per week with the potential to work more hours during the 2017 Heartland Film Festival (which occurs during the fall internship session from Oct. 12-22, 2017).

Intern Benefits

At Heartland Film, we are happy to offer the following benefits to our interns:

  • Individual/Dual Heartland Film membership
  • 10-pack of ticket vouchers to the 2017 Heartland Film Festival (Oct. 12-22, 2017)
  • Valuable real-life work experience and portfolio building in the nonprofit, film, and entertainment fields
  • Access to filmmakers and industry professionals from all over the world
  • Fun work environment in the trendy Fountain Square district of downtown Indianapolis

How to Apply

  1. Fill out our online application.
  2. Send a copy of your resume and cover letter to intern@heartlandfilm.org. Please submit all documents in PDF format.
  3. In the subject line of your email, please include your full name, the position you’re applying for and the internship session (Ex: John Doe, Film Programming Internship, Fall).
  4. A phone call will not increase (and may decrease) your chances, so give us some time to look over your materials. We appreciate your interest in Heartland Film and we’ll be in touch soon!

Thank you for your interest in an internship at Heartland Film!