Internship Opportunities

About the Program

Our interns will serve a crucial role in putting on the Heartland International Film Festival (Oct. 10-20, 2019) 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 and entertainment industries. During the Film Festivals, 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 Film Festivals.

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 2019 Heartland Film Festival (Oct. 10-20, 2019)
  • 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

Open Internship Positions

Hospitality & Filmmaker Services Internship

2 Fall Positions Available · 12-20 hours per week · Unpaid or College Credit
Description:

The Hospitality & Filmmaker Services Intern is responsible for assisting the Film Programming Team with filmmaker accommodations and with ticket needs, scheduling needs, and VIP accommodations. This will include working during the 2019 Heartland International Film Festival (October 10-20, 2019) to accomplish the implementation of what is planned. Currently enrolled students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
 
Skills/Requirements:

  • Majoring in hospitality, film, nonprofit management, event planning, business or related field
  • Desire to learn more about planning, special events and the film festival atmosphere
  • Detail-oriented with effective time management skills
  • Strong communication skills and friendly customer service
  • Quick on your feet with effective problem-solving skills
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a car during the Festival
  • Able to lift at least 25 lbs.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, especially Excel spreadsheets and Google Drive; basic math skills
  • Ability to learn new software
  • Must be available to work during the Heartland International Film Festival (October 10-20, 2019)
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    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist Film Programming Assistant with arranging travel for filmmakers and guests including airfare, lodging, and transportation
  • Drive guests to airport and theater venues
  • Create itineraries for special guests
  • Help work the Hospitality Suite
  • Assist in contacting patrons to secure ticket needs
  • Track benefits and tickets issued to varying groups of attendees
  • Work the Festival to assist as needed
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    Photography/Graphic Design Internship

    1 Fall Position Available · 12-20 hours per week · Unpaid or College Credit

    Description:
    The Photography/Graphic Design Intern is responsible for assisting the Marketing Team with promoting the Heartland Film brand using graphic design 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. In addition, this person must be present during the Heartland International Film Festival (October 10-20, 2019) to photograph special events, red carpets and more. Currently enrolled students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
     
    Skills/Requirements:

  • Majoring in design, photography, 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
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    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Marketing Manager in the creation of flyers, collateral and slides for Heartland Film events
  • Create interesting and high-quality content for Heartland Film’s website and social media accounts
  • Assist the Marketing Manager with Heartland Film Festival signage creation, badge credentials and image formatting for the guide book
  • Take photos during the Festival that promote the Heartland Film brand and the Heartland Int’l Film Festival experience
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    Social Media Internship

    1 Fall Position Available · 12-20 hours per week · Unpaid or College Credit

    Description:
    The Social Media 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. In addition, the Social Media Intern will be conducting interviews with filmmakers on the red carpet using Heartland Film’s Facebook Live during Heartland Int’l Film Festival major events and must be present during the Heartland International Film Festival (October 10-20, 2019). Currently enrolled students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
     
    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
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    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Marketing Manager with social media content creation and scheduling for Heartland Film’s Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
  • 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
  • Interview filmmakers and special guests on the red carpet via Heartland Film’s Facebook Live
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