Internship Opportunities

About the Program

Our interns will serve a crucial role in putting on the Indy Shorts International Film Festival (July 21-26, 2020) and the Heartland International Film Festival (Oct. 8-18, 2020) as well as our year-round Heartland Film 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, or recent graduates within one year. Some positions are also available as unpaid internships. Our spring internships run from January-May; Summer internships run from May – early August; our Fall internships 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.

Positions typically offered include:

Spring-Summer

  • Film Programming

Summer

  • Social Media
  • Graphic Design/Photography
  • Marketing/PR
  • Video
  • Festival Events
  • Hospitality/Filmmaker Services
  • Transportation

Fall

  • Social Media
  • Graphic Design/Photography
  • Marketing/PR
  • Video
  • Festival Events
  • Hospitality/Filmmaker Services
  • Transportation

Positions are subject to change from year-to-year based on departmental needs.

Intern Benefits

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

  • Individual/Dual Heartland Film membership
  • Ticket vouchers to the current year’s Indy Shorts International Film Festival and Heartland International Film Festival
  • 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

Applications

Summer Internships will be posted on this page in March/April. Check back here and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates.

Contact

For more information, please contact:

  • Julia Ricci – Senior Programmer
  • (317) 464-9405 ext. 122
  • jricci@heartlandfilm.org