Internship Opportunities

About the Program

Our interns will serve a crucial role in putting on the Heartland International Film Festival (Oct. 8-18, 2020). 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 mid-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.


Available Positions

PR/Social Media Intern

Description:
The PR and Social Media Intern is responsible for assisting the Marketing Team with promoting the Heartland Film brand by identifying media contacts, planning social media and posting festival information on relevant local event sites. This position will primarily assist the Marketing Manager. In addition, the PR and Social Media Intern will be present during drive-in festival events to welcome guests, help with the red carpets and more.

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 GoogleDrive
-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
-Available to work evenings Oct. 8-18

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
-Assist the Marketing Manager in finding relevant media contacts
-Assist the Marketing Manager in promotion during the drive-in festival

Photography/Graphic Design Intern

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 Coordinator with creating content for Heartland Film’s social media accounts, designing flyers/collateral/slides for events, and creating photo content to promote the Heartland Film brand. In addition, this person will be present during drive-in festival events to take pictures, help with the red carpets and more.

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
-Available to work evenings Oct. 8-18
-Required to provide own graphic design software

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Assist the Marketing Coordinator in the creation of flyers and slides for Heartland Film events
-Create interesting and high-quality content for Heartland Film’s website and social media accounts
-Photograph during the Festival that promote the Heartland Film brand and the drive-in experience

Videography/Editing Intern

Description:
The Videography/Editing Intern is responsible for assisting the Marketing Team with creating instructional videos for the festival, social media videos and capturing the drive-in film festival events on video (Oct. 8-18). The position will start as soon as possible and interns have the option of working remotely except for capturing images at the Heartland International Film Festival drive-in screenings. Interns are expected to work a schedule of 12-20 hours per week with the potential to work more hours during the 2020 Heartland International Film Festival.

Skills/Requirements:
-Majoring in film, video production, media studies, communication, visual arts or related field
-Experience and familiarity with Adobe Premiere
-Experience and familiarity with shooting video
-Experience with Adobe After Effects is desirable, but not required
-Detail-oriented with effective time management skills
-Strong communication skills and friendly customer service
-Desire to learn more about what it takes to put on a film festival
-Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Drive; ability to learn new software
-Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is desirable, but not required
-Available to work evenings Oct. 8-18
-Required to provide own camera and editing software

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Assist the Marketing Coordinator in the creation of short videos
-Create interesting and high-quality content for HeartlandFilm’s Website, newsletters and social media accounts
-Take videos during the Festival that promote the Heartland Film brand and the drive-in experience


Application Form


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

Contact

For more information, please contact:

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